We’ll be CLOSED on Thanksgiving day but otherwise the tap room will be open normal hours (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm – 11pm; Saturday 1pm – 11pm).
Swing by and fill up your growler with a local seasonal brew to enjoy with your Thanksgiving feast or take a cue from our friend Cole Pepper of WhitePepper Sports Marketing and brine your turkey in beer!
Here’s a preview of a recipe from our forthcoming cookbook, Cooking with Intuition. Learn more at www.IntuitionCookbook.com!
Belgian Wit-Brined Smoked Turkey
Cole Pepper, WhitePepper Sports Marketing
Cole received a kamado-style ceramic grill as a wedding gift and began experimenting with barbecue techniques immediately. He wanted more than the traditional roasted turkey, so he stuffed a bunch of herbs in the cavity along with half of a lemon to hold it all in. Wanting to bring even more flavor to the party, he concocted a brine which features the Belgian Wit to cash in on the fall wheat flavor and coriander spiciness.
1 – 10-12 pound turkey
1 gallon Belgian Wit
2 gallons water
¾ cup honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon cloves
2 tablespoons roasted garlic salt (Cole gets his from Green Man Gourmet)
2 bay leaves
½ cup whole peppercorns
1 white onion
1 clove garlic
1 bunch sage
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch thyme
2 whole carrots
2-3 stalks of celery
Fill large stock pot with ½ gallon of beer. Pour in water, honey (or agave nectar), cloves, roasted garlic salt, bay leaves and peppercorns. Add turkey to pot. Pour in remaining beer. Cover. Refrigerate 12-18 hours
Remove turkey from stock pot and discard brine. Rub turkey with sea salt and pepper. Cut onion in 4 slices, cut lemon in half, crush garlic with side of knife. Place half of lemon in the cavity, followed by (in order), one slice of onion, garlic.
Wedge sage, rosemary and thyme into cavity, then wedge carrots and celery to fill cavity and cap with other onion (if room) and half of the lemon.
Smoke breast side down over hickory and a fruit wood (Cole prefers apple or cherry). On the kamado-style ceramic grill, it takes about 1 hour for every 3 pounds of turkey, but it may take longer on a traditional smoker. Garnish with remaining herbs.
Break out the birthday hats… we are turning THREE!
The big anniversary celebration takes place Saturday, November 23rd but we will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Read on for details about all of our events!
We will be releasing at least one new beer every day from Tues, Nov 19th until Fri, Nov 22nd! Each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday the 23rd all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. We will have 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!
STARTING TUES, NOV 19TH @ 3PM: BEER PASSPORT
Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all.
Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday, November 19th. We’ll be serving up 7-ounce pours of all our brews. Every time you drink a brew that week we’ll give you a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try all twenty beers by Saturday the 23rd you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars.
We are only printing 100 Beer Passports so make sure to come and get yours on Tuesday!
WED, NOV 20TH 6-8PM: ANNIVERSARY BEER SEMINAR
On Wednesday Brewer Ben will be hosting a beer seminar and tasting to discuss our special release anniversary beer offerings and reveal details about our upcoming bottled offerings!
The seminar costs $15 per person ($10 for Mug Club members) and includes tastings of ten or so beers and light snacks.
** THE ANNIVERSARY BEER SEMINAR IS SOLD OUT! **
FRI, NOV 22ND 6-8PM: BEER DINNER @ DIG FOODS
We are partnering up with Dig Foods for a vegan-friendly beer dinner on Friday! We’ll also be debuting our first gluten-free beer that evening.
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SAT, NOV 23RD 12-9PM: 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Our anniversary will be a beer-lover’s dream. All of our special release anniversary brews will be on tap and everyone gets a souvenir pint glass to take home.
We pulled a special event permit so we’ll be closing down the street in front of the brewery to blow out the festivities! There will be a Food Truck Food Court out in the street featuring fare by Gourmet Aviator, Mother Fletcher’s, Driftwood BBQ and Hawkers Asian Street Fare (our soon-to-be-neighbors in 5 Points)!
Our friends at Fretto Prints will be here all day with their on-site t-shirt printing contraption selling unique, one-of-a-kind souvenir tees.
The anniversary blowout will benefit The Arc Jacksonville, a local organization that provides advocacy and quality services that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, enhance their quality of life and be active participants in their communities.
Thinking about ordering some local brews for your Halloween or Florida Georgia celebrations this week?
Check out the “Our Beers” section of our website to see all the seasonal fall brews we have available and shoot an email to email@example.com to place your keg or can order!
Or swing by the taproom to get your growlers filled with Oktoberfest, El Jefe Hefeweizen, Punk Monk Pumpkin Dubbel, Autumn Ale, Doobie Fresh Hop Ale or one of our other selections.
The event is FREE to attend with just a one drink minimum purchase, if you don’t drink then buy a drink for a friend.
Sean and his crew from Dig Foods will be cooking up a gruesome menu! The veggie massacre of a menu will include: Bloody Beet Mushroom Pie, Roasted Root Veg, Herbed Satan (Seitan), and more!
The Costume Contest is going to be epic! Winners in each category will win awesome gift cards…categories will include best veg-friendly theme, best zombie (the only rotting flesh in attendance), a couples category (for costume pairs), and an everything else category! The ultimate crowd favorite will be chosen by those in attendance and will win Best Overall, taking home a Sweet Theory GC and a growler/fill certificate from Intuition! We are giving out lots of prizes so be creative!
Check out the FB event page for more details.
We’ve got artisan beer popsicles from The Hyppo for sale in the tap room!
Current flavors are Smokey Pumpkin Stout, Truckstop Banana, King Street Nutella, Belgian Wit Mango and I-10 Peach and we get a new flavor in every week or so.
We’ve also got a full line-up of seasonal autumn brews right now:
Our seasonal Oktoberfest brew is a golden, medium bodied lager with a balanced noble hop profile.
El Jefe Hefeweizen
Brewed with German Malted Wheat and German Pilsner malt. Traditional banana and clove aromas and flavor dominate this smooth and slightly sweet German style wheat.
Our seasonal session pumpkin ale.
Don’t miss our third annual Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, October 6th from 1pm to 8pm!
A change in venue to Memorial Park in Riverside means the event will be bigger and better than ever.
We’ll be turning Memorial Park into a German beer hall with a special tapping of our Oktoberfest brews, live oompah music, German food, food trucks and traditional beer competitions and games.
Oktoberfest 2013 is a fundraiser for the Memorial Park Association and all proceeds will go to the organization.
The event has sold out the past two years so make sure to get your tickets before they’re gone.
Check out photos from last year’s event here… and read on for more details!
THE SWINGING BAVARIANS OOMPAH BAND
Traditional Oktoberfest songs, yodeling, slap-dancing and more! Check out their awesomeness at www.swingingbavarians.com.
Our Oktoberfest brew and el Jefe, a traditional German hefeweizen, will be available along with some other surprises!
Your ticket includes a pretzel made by local bakers Community Loaves.
We’ve partnered up with Jax Truckies and will have eight food trucks on-site, each serving at least one traditional German dish. Stay tuned for details on which food trucks will be participating!
TRADITIONAL BEER COMPETITIONS
Beer stein races, pretzel toss, beer stein holding contests…
Go out and get yourself a dirndl or some lederhosen now – anyone who comes dressed in authentic Oktoberfest attire gets a free pint of beer and big prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed guy and gal.
We’ll be crowning the King and Queen of Oktoberfest again this year! The King and Queen drink for free during the event and recieve free tickets to next year’s celebration.
General admission tickets include a souvenir Oktoberfest stein, a free stein fill, a giant pretzel from Community Loaves, live oompah music and other entertainment.
Food is NOT included in the general admission price but there will be a variety of food trucks parked on-site serving German fare!
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
Kids under 12 free
$50 in advance
We are selling a limited number of VIP tickets that include all-you-can-eat authentic German fare catered by Jacksonville Catering Team, a souvenir Oktoberfest stein, a free stein fill, a giant pretzel from Community Loaves, access to a VIP area with a private bar near the stage, live oompah music and more!
All-you-can-eat German fare includes:
- Authentic grilled German sausages (bratwurst, krautwurst, knockwurst, beef frankfurter, Bohemia smoky, Polish kielbasa, andouille, double smoked beefwurst, wieners, pickled pork & chicken sausage)
- A variety of condiments to adorn your sausage, including sweet onion sauce, sauerkraut, currywurst sauce and mustard
- Bavarian kartoffelsalat (German potato salad), a vinaigrette-based potato salad with bacon and onions
- Apple sauerkraut
- Bavarian red cabbage, sweetened and marinated
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