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American Craft Beer Week, Day 4

American Craft Beer Week is half over, but that does not mean that the events are slowing down. There are still plenty of great things to do and beers to taste. Here are the events for today.

Total Wine & More, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Samuel Adams Portfolio Tasting

Total Wine in the St. John’s Town Center is a paradise to craft beer lovers. There you can wander aisle after aisle of craft beers and find something that is truly special. On Thursday you can also try some portfolio selections for Sam Adams that you might be hard pressed to find any other time.

Mellow Mushroom Southside, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

Another heavyweight of the craft beer world is taking over some of the almost 50 taps the Mushroom in Tinseltown. Expect to find some truly awesome brews like Bigfoot and Kellerweiss along with many others.

The Monkey’s Uncle Tavern, time TBD
Beer Dinner

Details are still being worked out for this event, but you can bet it will awesome. Get your tickets at the Uncle and prepare yourself!

 

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More American Craft Beer Week Events

Tonight there are several great events for your American Craft Beer Week beer drinking pleasure. For those of you who live at the beach, Engine 15 is pairing some awesome food with truly outstanding beers. Mug Club members at Intuition Ale Works are invited to a special preview of the new beers Ben and Andrew have brewed up for the Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival. And the Mellow Mushroom in Tinseltown has an exciting vertical tasting of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot.

Engine 15
1500 Beach Blvd. #217
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Engine 15 has established itself at the beach as the place to go for an awe-inspiring selection of great craft beers and excellent food to go with it. This week their chef has created some special dishes to pair with some very special brews. On the menu tonight, for only $8 is:

Shrimp Scampi over Linguine with Arugula
Paired with Saint Somewhere Saison Athene (10oz)

Join them tonight for this delicious pairing!

Mellow Mushroom – Tinseltown
9734 Deer Lake Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Beer and pizza, is there any better combination? I think not! In the beer community, the ‘Shroom has become legend. Not only do they quality beers on tap, but the regularly hold special event evenings focusing on specific breweries. For American Craft Beer Week they are highlighting one of the original brewers of the craft beer movement — Sierra Nevada.
 
Tonight you have a unique opportunity to taste one of Sierra Nevada’s greatest accomplishments — Bigfoot — as a vertical tasting. What does this mean exactly. Well, you will be able to taste several years worth of this tasty brew side-by-side so you can enjoy the nuances and subtle changes in taste that this beer has as it ages!
 
Get to this one early so that you are sure to get in on this one-of-a-kind tasting!
 
Intuition Ale Works
720 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
 
Tonight Brewmaster Ben Davis unveils two new brews he created especially for American Craft Beer Week and the Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Fest. But, you have to be a Mug Club member to get it! That’s just one of the many great perks to being in that hallowed and prestigious club.
 
Don’t worry, I’ll let you know how they are. And you can always come to the Fest on Friday and try it for yourself.
 
First two people who find me at one of these events tonight will be showered with fabulous prizes — OK, more like t-shirts and assorted other beer schwag! But, that’s still good, right?

And don’t forget to get your tickets for and attend the Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival this Friday at the Jacksonville Memorial Arena. There will be food, entertainment, and LOTS of beer tasting. Tickets are $45 for VIP admission at 6:00 PM or $30 for General admission at 7:00.

 

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