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Barrel-Aged, Sour & Cider Fest coming to Jacksonville this weekend

You'll be able to sample delicious barrel-aged, sour beers, and ciders hand-crafted by some of Florida's best brewers.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Beer festivals are back! Although, they might look a bit different this year.

The Florida Brewers Guild is hosting the Barrel-Aged, Sour & Cider Fest in Jacksonville on Saturday with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Intuition Ale Works brewery space located downtown at 929 E. Bay Street.

You'll be able to sample delicious barrel-aged, sour beers, and ciders hand-crafted by some of Florida's best brewers! Plus, yummy eats from MOJO BBQ will be available for purchase during the event.

"This event is special because it is smaller and a little more specialized," Sean Nordquist, the Executive Director of the Florida Brewer's Guild, told First Coast Brews.

"It is really targeted at the beer lover; sours and barrel aged beers are a unique segment of the market that offer up very unique flavors and experiences, and require true expertise and artistry to do well. Ciders are experiencing a resurgence in the states, and offer a wide variety as well, limited only by the creativity of the makers."

Nordquist says the offerings at this fest will be unlike most of your typical beer fests. From a cherry pie-inspired Berliner Weisse to a braggot aged in apple brandy and maple bourbon barrels.

"There will also be excellent examples of more traditional styles like farmhouse ales, Belgian strong ales, and gose," he explains.

Funds raised go to the Florida Brewers Guild, a nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights of craft brewers throughout the state.

Participating Breweries:

  • Intuition Ale Works
  • Hourglass Brewing
  • Bootleggers Brewing Company
  • Rabbit Hole Brew Station
  • Green Bench Brewing/Mead & Cider
  • 81Bay Brewing Company
  • Old Coast Ales
  • Perfect Plain Brewing
  • Bog Brewing Company
  • Hyperion Brewing Company
  • TBBC
  • Aardwolf Brewing
  • Bay Cannon Brewing Company
  • Engine 15 Brewing Company
  • Coppertail Brewing Company
  • Tabula Rasa Brewing

COVID Restrictions:

All beer pourers will be required to wear masks and beer samples will be poured from pitchers or package and not directly from taps. Additionally, all samples will be poured in disposable, single-use sample cups.

Event organizers say masks are strongly encouraged to be worn when not actively eating or drinking and are required when entering the building.

Tickets:

Tickets on sale now. This is an event you won't want to miss! VIP tickets start at $50  and include early access to the event. General Admission is $35. Military and first responders get $10 off with a valid military issued or first responder ID. Tickets will be $45 at the door.

Buy tickets here.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Intuition Ale Works located at 929 East Bay Street

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