The Jacksonville breweries and craft beer scene is growing. Ever since 2008, with the opening of Bold City Brewery, more and more craft breweries are opening around the city of Jacksonville. Each of these breweries brings new and exciting flavors, styles, and experiences to the ever-expanding world of Jacksonville craft breweries. Each has a different atmosphere. However, every one has feeling that can only be described as distinctly “Jacksonville”.
Here are the breweries local to Jacksonville and more about their atmosphere and offerings.
Aardwolf Brewing Company
Aardwolf Brewing Company operates out of a converted 1920’s ice house in the historic San Marco area. They have a constantly rotating selection of beers on tap. Aardwolf has everything from classic European styles to hoppy IPAs and barrel-aged sours.
Enjoy their Weizenwolf Hefeweizen or the San Marco Sour, two popular crowd favorites. The crew of Aardwolf, affectionately know as the Wolfpack, believes that there is a style of beer for everyone. They aim to make original and flavorful craft beers that everyone can enjoy. Aardwolf is a fun spot to grab a beer and hang out with friends or a great place to reserve a party.
Atlantic Beach Brewing Company
Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is a family-owned microbrewery with an industrial surfer vibe. At ABBC, you can enjoy their consistently-rotating original brews, paired with North Beach Bistro’s quality menu of bar food.
Enjoy their flagship beer, Duality, a flavorful and hop-forward brew. Or try their lighter Florida-style session IPA Two Minutes. Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is a one-of-a-kind Jax Beach brewery dedicated to the growing craft beer movement in Jacksonville. They never stop “Aggressively Pursuing Craft.”
Bold City Brewery
Bold City Brewery was Jacksonville’s very first production craft brewery. It was originally opened in 2008 by the mother and son team of Susan and Brian Miller in the Riverside neighborhood. This brewery has since expanded and opened a second location in Downtown Jacksonville.
When it comes to their beer, Bold City is one of the most locally famous breweries around. Their best-seller is Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale. It, along with other favorites like Killer Whale and Mad Manatee, are canned and sold in bars, grocery stores, and convenience stores all across the greater North Florida area.
Bottlenose Brewing is one of the newest Jacksonville breweries, located in the heart of the Tinseltown area. It was opened in 2017 by founder and owner Mark Stillman. Stillman also co-owns Green Room Brewing, another popular Jacksonville brewery listed below. Bottlenose Brewing is a laid-back brewery with a staff passionate about the growing local Florida craft beer movement.
Their taproom boasts 50 taps ranging from original Bottlenose brews to guest beers from all around Florida. Bottlenose Brewing’s large selection and their dedication to showcasing the multitude of craft beers that Florida has to offer makes it truly a unique Jacksonville brewery.
Engine 15 Brewing Co.
Engine 15 Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery with two separate Jacksonville locations. One location is at Jacksonville Beach, and the other is in the Downtown area. With 50 taps in their original location, you’ll be able to enjoy a host of Engine 15’s original beers. You can also enjoy quite a number of guest beers from around the world.
Their Downtown location was built as a dedicated brewhouse for their core original brands, as well as some of their seasonal and limited brews. Try Engine 15’s award winning original beers, such as the J’ville Lager or the Nut Sack Double Brown Ale.
Green Room Brewing
Green Room Brewing is co-managed by Bottlenose Brewing owner Mark Stillman. It was the first microbrewery to open in Jacksonville Beach. It has since become one of biggest names in the growing Jacksonville craft brewing movement. This pet-friendly hangout spot has a fun, relaxed vibe. It is perfect for kicking back with some friends and enjoying some original beers.
Try their West Coast IPA Head High, their Pablo Beach Pale Ale, or their Shaka Oatmeal Stout. Green Room Brewing is dedicated to bringing great local beer to both the beer aficionado and the casual drinker in the Beaches and beyond.
Intuition Ale Works
Intuition Ale Works is one of the most popular breweries in the city of Jacksonville. Opened in 2010, Intuition is located in the Sports Complex District of the Downtown area. In 2012, they became the first brewery in Jacksonville to begin canning and selling their beers. Today, their cans are shipped and sold to grocery and convenience stores all over North and Central Florida.
Their flagship beer, a local favorite, is The People’s Pale Ale. Other popular beers are the Jon Boat Coastal Ale, the I-10 IPA, and the King Street Stout. The brewery has a wonderful rooftop area that overlooks the Everbank Field Stadium.
Main & Six Brewing Company
Main & Six Brewing Company is all about passion. Founder Dennis Espinosa is passionate about two things in particular. One is his love of brewing quality, original craft beer. The other is his love of the Springfield community and the greater city of Jacksonville. This results in some tasty, original brews with a distinct Jacksonville twist.
Try their Staycation Blonde Ale, which is very hop-forward but without the bitterness. Try the Hubbard Street Stout, brewed with roasted coffee. This coffee comes from Social Grounds Coffee Company, a local Springfield café. Other favorites include the Big Jim California Common and the Ongoing Investigation.
Tabula Rasa Brewing
Tabula Rasa is a new brewery, set in a warehouse in the Railyard District of Jacksonville. This brewery focuses on flavorful brews that can be enjoyed comfortably with friends and family. This gem of the Jacksonville breweries world stands apart with its huge outdoor space. The space is accessible from both the front and back doors, where guests can comfortably relax and play in the grass.
New beers come just about every week at Tabula Rasa. The Corbett Street Cream Ale is a huge seller among the locals. Other popular Tabula Rasa brands are their Tropical Ale and the Crazy Mona.
When it comes to experiencing delicious and original craft beers, Jacksonville is quickly becoming a city to pay attention to. There are so many breweries to visit, and more opening every year. Each of these breweries are constantly offering original and exciting new brews. There is always something new to try.
No matter what your tastes are, there are so many ever-expanding quality options that you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. In Jacksonville, there’s a beer for everyone!