Intuition Ale Works

is a Jacksonville, Florida-based craft brewery established in 2010 by owner and brewer Ben Davis.

We specialize in small-batch handcrafted ales and our mission is to create quality, flavorful and creative beers in a wide range of styles. We are proud to serve the burgeoning Florida marketplace.

In February of 2012 we became the first craft brewery in the state of Florida to can our beers and currently we are canning four brands: our flagship People’s Pale Ale, Jon Boat Coastal Ale,  I-10 IPA and King Street Stout.

We also brew a host of draught-only small batch specialties that can be found in our Riverside tap room (where we have twenty taps) and at better beer bars in Florida.

We are distributed by Champion Brands in Jacksonville/ Northeast Florida, J.J. Taylor in Tampa/ Central Florida and Brown Distributing in Gainesville, Tallahasee, Ormond, Deland, Daytona, Lake City and everything in between.

  • 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.

    But it turns out that selling other peoples’ products didn’t satisfy Ben’s creative side – so, he said a brief goodbye to spanish moss and humidity and headed West to Sonoma, CA to dip his toes into winemaking. After working crush in Napa and New Zealand, he started his own wine label and produced critically acclaimed wines until 2007, at which point, he realized it was time to come home. Home to family and friends, home to a city of sunlight and life, and home to a rapidly growing craft-beer market.

    Ben began his search for the perfect brewery location, studied the business of brewing, attended a rigorous brewer’s certification program through the Siebel Institute in Chicago, and spent two and a half long years perfecting recipes in his garage on Edgewood Avenue. It’s been a long and winding road that’s brought Ben Davis to this place. You could say the whole time he was guided by a certain sixth sense: an “Intuition,” if you will. The years he spent in winemaking and the refined palate that resulted are reflected in the incredibly high standards to which he holds his brews.

    But let’s face it. His raucous spirit and never-ending love of a good time are perfectly complimented by only one thing: Beer.


    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

    Office Manager/Mug Club Coordinator

    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 are overseeing the Mug Club and organizing Intuition events!


    Daniel Courts

    Brand Manager

    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.


    Riley Leuthold

    Taproom Manager

    Riley built up on his brew IQ at Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery and earned his Cicerone Certified Beer Server title in 2012. He loves his work at Intuition because it allows him to meet and connect with others who share his passion for great beer.

  • Employment


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

  • Why Cans?

    Why Cans?