Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works is a Jacksonville, Florida-based craft brewery established in 2010 by owner and brewer Ben Davis. Specializing in small-batch handcrafted ales, Intuition’s mission is to create quality, flavorful and creative beers in a wide range of styles. In February 2012, Intuition Ale Works became the first craft brewery in the state of Florida to can its beers and currently packages five brands: the flagship People’s Pale Ale, Jon Boat Coast Ale, I-10 IPA, King Street Stout and Easy on the Eyes. These core brands are distributed throughout the state of Florida by Champion Brands (Jacksonville/Northeast Florida) Burkhart Sales & Service (Gainesville and surrounding areas), Tri-Eagle Sales (Tallahassee), J.J. Taylor (Tampa/Central Florida) and Florida Distributing Co. (Orlando). In September 2016, Intuition completed a large expansion project and is enjoying its new, state of the art brewing facility and taproom in downtown Jacksonville.

  • Staff


    Ben Davis

    Ben Davis


    Ben Davis is a Jacksonville native who has always felt a drive to give back to his hometown and help move our city forward. Ever the entrepreneur and small-business innovator, Davis’ first contribution to Jacksonville’s cultural landscape dates back to 1999, when he purchased a San Marco coffee shop, popular local hang-out, the Grotto. Anticipating market trends and capitalizing upon a growing demand,Davis saved the Grotto from almost certain demise by transforming it into the wine shop/wine bar concept it is today.

    Fascinated by the wine business, Davis moved to the Napa Valley in 2001 to pursue training in winemaking and, in 2003, launched his own label, Tallulah, enjoying critical acclaim early on. At the time Davis could not have foreseen the direction his training in small business and in winemaking would take, but he always knew that his heart was rooted in Jacksonville.

    In 2010, after selling his wine label and moving back home, Davis founded Intuition Ale Works, the ultimate combination of his passion for small business, community involvement and good, craft beer. Davis found that his skills as a winemaker translated well into the world of craft beer, where a well-trained palette serves him as much as a head for business. Since its opening in November of 2010, Intuition has become one of the most popular and fastest growing brands of craft beer in the area. Davis also made history as the first craft brewery in the state of Florida to can its most popular brews.

    Giving back to the community is central to Intuition’s mission statement. Davis is a member of the Professional and Businessmen’s Association, and serves on the boards of the Memorial Park Association and the ARC of Jacksonville. He was recognized this year by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of Northeast Florida's "40 Under 40" brightest, most promising young professionals and is also a member of the Leadership Jacksonville class of 2014. Intuition regularly donates to local charities and hosts their events and has forged fundraising partnerships with organizations like the Sulzbacher Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Connections, Movember, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

    Davis is an Eagle Scout from Troop 2 at St. John’s Presbyterian, a graduate of Episcopal High School and the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. He currently resides in Avondale with his wife, Diana, and their sons, Roman and Troy.

    Brad Lange

    Chief Operating Officer

    Brad joined Intuition in 2017 after many years of drinking Jon Boat and King Street Stout. Previously, he managed a marketing division at a Fortune 500 company and, before that, worked at the U.S. State Department.

    A proud native of Jacksonville, Brad is a graduate of Stanton College Prep, the University of Florida, Emory University, and Georgetown University. He lives in Avondale with his wife Carson and daughter Sally and is a fanatical supporter of Chelsea Football Club.

    Andrew Cattell

    Production Manager/Head Brewer

    Approaching his 10th year in the craft beer industry, Andrew works harder than any yeast “strains” to fill your glass with the best brew in Jax. He brews for the love of the craft and the satisfaction of seeing IAW patrons partake in one of civilization’s oldest rituals – relaxing and socializing over beer.

    Lindsay Hawkins

    General Manager

    A reformed elementary school teacher, Lindsay wears many hats here at Intuition Ale Works and has enjoyed being a part of the company's growth. She started as a beertender on Intuition's opening day and has been hooked on the industry ever since! You can find her handling day-to-day operations including billing, HR, accounting, compliance, and inventory management. Her favorite tasks include organizing Intuition events!

    Daniel Courts

    Director of Sales

    Dan advocates for our brews among distributors and retailers. While he’s been in the wine, beer and spirits world for the past 10 years, beer has become his passion in recent years and he jumped at the opportunity to work for Intuition in this constantly maturing environment.

    Bronson Olympia

    Taproom Manager

    Sammie Bass

    Assistant Taproom Manager/Events

    Katie Morgan

    Event Coordinator and Assistant Taproom Manager

    Pete Henry

    Cellar Manager

    Keith Baker

    QA Manager

    Matt Crossland

    Brewer/Centrifuge Master

  • Employment


    If you’re interested in joining our team, shoot us an email at beer@intuitionale.com and tell us about yourself.

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