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Engine 15 brewing at Myrtle Street facility

Engine15_largeWay back in November of last year, we brought you the news that the owners of the popular Jacksonville Beach brew pub Engine 15 had purchased a duo of buildings in the LaVilla neighborhood near downtown (see article here). Their aim was to create a larger working brewery with a tap room and bier garten on Myrtle Street. Well, after months of refurbishing the old warehouse buildings and installing brewing equipment, it seems that the brewhouse is finally getting some use.

Over the past few months, whenever we run into Engine 15’s co-owners Luciano Scremin and Sean Bielman, the question is always, “How is the new brewery going?” Yesterday, in a post on the Engine 15 Facebook page, the two answered that question definitively in a video post.

“It’s finally alive,” Scremin says in the video with Bielman standing beside him and wort boiling happily behind him.

Known for their expansive list of craft beer at the beaches brew pub as well as their own brews, the Engine 15 team hope to expand the brewery’s reach outside the Jacksonville area with the increased capacity afforded by the new facility. But, they also hope to create a synergy in the LaVilla neighborhood with the tap room and bier garten to restore vibrancy to the area. Much in the same way the opening of Bold City Brewing Company and Intuition Ale Works has helped to gentrify the Silvertown neighborhood on the northern end of the King Street Beer District.

With beer finally being brewed at the new facility, Engine 15 is well on its way to bringing its goals within reach. We will be waiting for further announcements regarding the opening of the tap room in the near future.

Learn more about the brewery by watching the following video from P.207 Productions.

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Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Craft Beer Brewery

 

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Mile Marker Brewing closes doors to tap room

milemarkerFor the past few weeks rumors and questions have been swirling around regarding the closure of Mile Marker Brewing Company. On Sunday, June 8 some answers to those questions were revealed. In a post on the Beer in Florida blog, run by Florida Breweries author Gerard Walen, the text of a note taped to the tap room door is revealed.

Read the entire post here.

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Craft Beer Brewery

 

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Michael Payne of Aardwolf Brewing interviewed on “I Know Jax”

Michael Payne is the co-owner and brewer at Aardwolf Brewing Co. in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla. Since opening earlier this year, the Tap Room at the brewery has been getting rave reviews not only for their excellent menu of fine craft beers, but also for its sheer beauty. In this segment, I interview Michael and ask him about what it was like to get things rolling at Aardwolf and what we can expect in the future.

Be sure to tune in to “I Know Jax” every Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. and midnight on CW17 in Jacksonville for more from the Beer Guy!

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2013 in I Know Jax

 

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Green Room Set to Celebrate Anniversary with Special Release

It’s hard to believe, but Green Room Brewing will be celebrating their first year of brewing tasty beers for thirsty beach residents later this month. To celebrate, Eric Luman, brewer and co-owner, today announced a special, limited edition release. The brew is called Secret Spot Ale, aged on Maker’s Mark barrels with organic cocoa nibs and locally-roasted coffee beans the brew weighs in at 10% ABV.

The brewery will be offering these one-of-a-kind bottles at their Tap Room in Jacksonville Beach beginning at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16. Luman emphasizes that the bottles will be on a first come, first served basis and that only 900 were filled. Secret Spot will also be offered on tap in the Tap Room while the limited supply lasts.

The brewery will also be roasting a whole hog that was raised on Green Room’s spent grain. All proceeds from the pig roast will benefit Keep the Ferry.

 
 

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Jax Brew Bus Shuttling Beer Lovers to Local Breweries

Often when one door closes another opens. Three college buddies dreamt of owning their own brewery. After drinking the vapid brews put out the monster mega breweries, they had tasted craft beers and wanted to be a part of that exploding scene. They began home-brewing, but with capital being so hard to come by in this economy and a lack of extensive brewing knowledge, the three decided a brewery was out of the question.

But not long after the brewery door closed, the bus door opened. Yes, the bus door – the Jax Brew Bus door. The three — Josh Carpenter, Mike Maulsby and Glenn Vopper – found an old airport shuttle bus on foreclosure sale, pooled their money, and bought a bus. They had a snazzy wrap added to jazz up the outside and began working with local breweries to put together tours.

Now the bus operates on Saturdays visiting three local breweries and one brew pub. Riders purchase a ticket and are shuttled to Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewing, Engine 15 Brew Pub, and Green Room Brewery. Riders get tours at several of the breweries and beer samples at all of them included in the $50 ticket price.

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to ride the bus and experience the service first hand. The ride begins at Tinseltown on the Southside and travels to Intuition Ale Works first. Manning the bus is a driver and a tour guide. Our guide for the day was Maulsby with Vopper driving. Along the way, Maulsby entertained us with interesting information about the local and national craft beer scene.

At Intuition we were ushered into the brewery bar to taste several of the breweries beers along with information about each. The tasting was followed by a tour of the brewing facilities and a visit to the Tap Room where we were encouraged to try other beers or fill growlers.

The next stop was Bold City Brewing where we were again treated to a tasting and a tour. Brian Miller, co-owner and Brewing Operations Manager, related several interesting stories and treated everyone to a taste of beer directly from the fermentation tanks.

A stop at Engine 15 at the beach yielded more tastes and some welcome food. The final stop was at Green Room Brewery where riders received a complimentary beer.

During the drive time an interesting thing happened, 14 strangers became fast friends. We were all drinking together, telling stories, and having the time of our lives. The Brew Bus became a matchmaker of sorts bringing together beer lovers and letting them learn from each other. It gave people the opportunity to share discoveries of great beers and it did it all in the span of just five hours. On these points alone the Jax Brew Bus is a smashing success.

As the craft brew scene in Jacksonville grows, the Jax Brew Bus will look to expand its route. For now it conducts tours every Saturday from 1:00 to approximately 6:00 PM. For more information or to make a reservation visit the Jax Brew Bus website at: www.jaxbrewbus.com.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Beer, Beer News, Relaxing

 

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Intuition “I Know Jax” TV Interview Now Online

A couple of months ago the great folks at Intuition let me know that a film crew would be in to interview Ben and the staff for a new magazine-style TV show to be aired on the CW network on Saturday nights. They also mentioned that they wanted to interview several of the regulars to get our take on the place. Well, being the advocate I am for one of my favorite local breweries, I made the supreme sacrifice to drink beer on camera as I was interviewed about Intuition. It was the least I could do!

The segment is meaty and provides Ben and Brian of the brewery plenty of time to talk about their plans for the future and favorite brews. The segment also allowed Brian Duffe a good deal of time to talk about his favorite beers at Intuition and his experiences there. They also interviewed me and even tagged the Brew Crew under my name. Cool stuff!

See the entire episode (the Intuition segment is the first of the episode) here:

http://iknowjax.com/2011/12/episode-003-i-know-jax/

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Beer

 

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Save Cigar City Brewery Tap Room

The Tap Room at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is under attack! The Tampa City Counsel wants to close it. Steve Rushe from our friends at the Beer Junto blog has organized a petition signing at Total Wine in the St. John’s Town Center to help save this mecca for beer lovers.

Stop by Total Wine today and sample Cigar City beers with Carolyn from Florida Micro Distributors and sign the petetion.

Save the Tap Room!

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2010 in Beer, Beer Styles, Craft Beer Brewery

 

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