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Breaker, Breaker E-Street tapping special brews, showing classic movie

e-streetIn the history of cinema, there have been a few movies in which beer has played a central role. Cinematic masterpieces such as “Beerfest,” “Strange Brew,” and “Drinking Buddies” have graced the silver screen for years leaving beer-lovers thirsty for more. But, there has never been a beer movie of such epic proportions, such cultural relevance, such earth-shattering gravitas as “Smokey and the Bandit.”

The only thing better than watching Bandit out-smart Smokey is to watch it with a cold brew on an outdoor screen along with a gang of other beer-lovers. For those looking for this kind of experience, you are in luck! On Sunday, January 31 European Street Restaurant on Park Street in Riverside will host the second annual E-Street Movie Night.

To make the night particularly special, E-Street has decided to crack open a few special kegs, including:

  • Intuition Underdark 2015
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
  • Dogfish Head Higher Math
  • Lagunitas Bitter Oats

In keeping with the movie’s co-star – a truck load of a very specific beer – plenty of Coors Banquet beer will be available at just $2.00 per bottle. Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale with also be offered at the astounding price of just $2.00 per can.

And, just to make it even more fun, Millie’s Famous Hot Barbecue will be onsite serving smoked pork sandwiches (get it?).

The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free to anyone who wants to sit out and watch in under the stars. So, gather some beer-loving friends and make a convoy to Riverside. We’ll catch you on the flip side good-buddy.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Beer, Events

 

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Sweetwater Brewing Hosting Pub Crawl to Benefit St. Johns River Sunday

The St. Johns River Keepers are a group of concerned people who raise awareness for issues that affect the river that runs through the heart of Jacksonville. For ten years they have been responsible for many efforts to educate the public and stop the abuse of the city’s number one natural asset. To help in the cause, Sweetwater Brewing is hosting a pub crawl that begins at O’Brother’s in Riverside at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

Sponsored by the young professionals group associated with the Riverkeepers, the Rising Tide, the pub crawl is meant to show support for the establishments that are supporting the organization’s cause. Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, restaurants and bars throughout the Jacksonville area began selling paper fish in $1.00, $5.00, or $10.00 denominations. Proceeds from the sale of the fish will go directly to help fund programs of the Riverkeepers. The contest will end on Independence Day.

The pub crawl will take crawlers to several of the establishments selling the fish in the Riverside/Avondale area. The crawl begins at O’Brother’s and visits Grassroots for a sampling table, Birdie’s on Park in 5 Points, then up to Kickbacks, European Street, The Rogue, and ends at The Garage.

A suggested donation to participate is $5.00 (free for dues paying members of Rising Tides). For your donation you will receive a wrist band and pick up a raffle ticket for every Sweetwater brew and paper fish you purchase during the crawl. A raffle for great prizes will be held at The Garage.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Craft Beer Brewery, Events

 

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American Craft Beer Week is Almost Upon Us!

The excitement is building. The town is abuzz. Next week is American Craft Beer Week and there is a plethora of events that will keep you busy tasting great beers all week. Here’s the list I have so far:

Monday, May 16

Kickback’s Gastropub

5:00 PM until Whenever

Sample beers from Jacksonville’s largest selection of draught brews – 84 to be exact. If you are looking for something good to drink and can’t find it here, you just aren’t trying. The available beers are constantly changing, so there is always something new to try. Come by for prizes and fun!

European Street – Riverside

6:00 PM to Whenever

An epic selection of beers both on draught and bottles with a concentration of really great imports. Prizes and surprises all night!

Tuesday, May 17

Publix Apron’s Cooking School

6:30 PM

Join Chef Patrick and his team to celebrate the new craft beer movement in honor of the American Craft Beer Week. Watch as the team prepares dishes specifically matched to the great artisanal beers they will be pouring. They will also be giving away free passes, donated by Team Hop Heads, to the Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival!

The menu includes: Arugula Salad & Seared Scallops with a Warm Orange Vinaigrette & Spicy Candied Macadamia Nuts; Biscuit Topped Bacon Mac & Cheese; Andy Gator Braised Bratwurst with Potatoes, Sauerkraut & Sweet Mustard; Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Lentil Dahl & Roasted Corn & Tomato Chutney; Chocolate Stout Laced Tiramisu.

This is an event that you will not want to miss!

For details and registration click the link below:

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Jacksonville/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=14543

Wednesday, May 18

Mellow Mushroom Tinseltown

5:30 PM to Whenever

Challenge your taste buds as you sample your way through a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot vertical tasting. Enjoy the subtle variations in flavors that come from aging this legendary brew from year to year.

Thursday, May 19

Intuition Ale Works Tap Room

Come in and sample a wide variety of locally brewed craft beers from our very own local boy – Ben Davis Brewmaster and Founder of Intuition. Brush up on your beer trivia before you arrive, there will be prizes and lots of fun!

Friday, May 20

The Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival

Jacksonville Memorial Arena

6:00 PM to 10:00 V.I.P. / 7:00 PM to 10:00 General Admission

This is it! The main event! Join the Springfield Brew Crew at Jacksonville’s premier event to celebrate beer in all its glory. With one of the largest collection of breweries ever at a beer festival in Jacksonville, this event will be one to remember.

Over 20 local restaurants will come out with some of their finest fare for patrons to taste. Purveyors include: European Street, Carrabba’s, Publix Apron’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Lynch’s and North Beach Bistro, and many more, serving up delicious cuisine to pair with the beer samples.

VIP tickets are available for $45.00 to the event. VIP ticket members will receive an extra hour – doors open at 6:00 PM for VIP ticketholder — of admission and a private selection of beers not available to general admission including special firkins you won’t find anywhere else.

General admission tickets are $30.00. Doors open at 7pm to General Admission ticketholders.

During the event there will be a silent auction and other prize giveaways open to all patrons. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by various local bands and DJs.

A portion of the proceeds are going to the charities of the Southside Businessmen’s Club, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, and the Greater Jacksonville USO.

So, if you are a beer lover and who isn’t, next week is the week to explore the scene here in Jacksonville. Look for the Springfield Brew Crew at many of the events and join our merry band to keep the beer adventure going all year!

 

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