Craft beer on the rise in Jacksonville – First Coast News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The popularity of craft beer is on the rise in Northern Florida and Jacksonville seems to be leading the way with a host of events this fall.

September 19 – Bruval Jax –
At the Seawalk Pavilion

Celebrating North Florida’s rapidly growing craft beer movement! Featuring North Florida’s top craft breweries and beyond right in the heart of Jacksonville Beach: Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach FL. Come out and try dozens of brews at this celebration of local and craft beer! Beer sampling area, live music, games & good times!

Come sip some of your local favorite beer in the official Bruval Beer Garden area or try something completely new while listening to live music.

October 1 – Blues Brews and BBQ –
At the Florida Theatre

To celebrate their 32nd anniversary as a nonprofit organization, the Florida Theatre is throwing a party! From 5:30pm to 8:30pm on October 1 enjoy live music, unlimited craft beer and Northeast Florida’s best BBQ, all while bidding on silent auction items that only the Florida Theatre could provide!

Event tickets are just $50.00. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc.

Continuous music by Mama Blue and Smoke Stack on the Theatre’s historic stage.

Bold City Brewery and Intuition Ale Works of Jacksonville will provide craft beer.

Fill your belly with BBQ from: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Mojo Bar-B-Que of Lakewood, Mojo No. 4 of Avondale,Mojo Kitchen BBQ Pit * Blues Bar of Jacksonville Beach, Mojo BBQ Old City of St. Augustine, Mojo Smoke House of Fleming Island and Mojo Hogtown of Gainesville.

October 2 – Brew at the Zoo –
At the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

*SOLD OUT* Brew at the Zoo features delicious food and drink vendors from around Jacksonville, live music, games, and more in the amazing setting of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. All proceeds from the event benefit the care and feeding of their 2,000 animals and over 1,000 plants.

At the ninth annual Brew at the Zoo, guests will enjoy unlimited tastes of over 100 craft and import beers and sample food and drink from over 40 local restaurants. VIPs will have access to an exclusive full bar, so get your tickets early! Plus, all guests will enjoy listening to live music, playing fun games, and more!

October 3 – Intuition Ale Works’ Oktoberfest Celebration –
At Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works will be hosting their Oktoberfest celebration Saturday October 3rd from 1-9pm at the brewery!

Just like old times, they’ll be turning the brewery into a German beer hall with a special tapping of our Oktoberfest brews, live oompah music from the Swinging Bavarians, all you can eat German food, and traditional beer games.

Ticket sales begin August 7th at this link and further details will be posted on the Facebook event page.

October 5 – Tacos for Tatas Brewery Edition –
At Engine 15 Brewing Co.’s new Downtown Location

The year’s most anticipated charity event in Jacksonville – Tacos for Tatas – making its debut in Downtown’s urban core. A hidden gem on W. Beaver St. and N. Myrtle Ave – Engine 15 Brewery will be hosting the most talked about Monday Night party celebrating a community inspired by a mission to finish breast cancer. Facebook event here.

October 9-10 – JAXtoberfest –
At the St. Johns Town Center

Last year, close to 50,000 attended this celebration in Downtown Jacksonville. This year we are moving to the center of the city -The St. John’s Town Center.

Essen, Bier und Spiele im Freien = Food, Beer and Outdoor Games

Authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks will be on site, offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day. For the kiddos, or the kid in you, we will also have a large variety of festival staples available.

Of course, the feast wouldn’t be complete without an ice-cold gulp of German beer. Multiple taps of tasty beers from several different breweries, including German-style brews and specifically selected local and national choices, will be featured. The festival will also include liquor, wine, water and soda.

October 16-18 – Beaches Oktoberfest –
At the Seawalk Pavilion

The Beaches Oktoberfest is North Florida’s Largest Oktoberfest and is held annually at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion. Complete with live entertainment, a food truck village, Dogtoberfest, Craft-Toberfest, Kinderzone and the best view at the beach, this year’s festival will be October 16th -18th, 2015. The 3 day festival has something to offer for all ages.

November 7-14 – Jax Beer Week –

The fourth annual Jax Beer Week takes place November 7-14, 2015. It is an annual gathering of local breweries and better beer businesses to celebrate the growth of craft beer in Jacksonville.

A number of events are planned throughout the week that focus on beer brewed right here in Jacksonville and by other craft brewers in Florida. See the Facebook page for the latest updates.

November 14-15 – Lannadoo –

At the Seawalk Pavilion

The 2015 Lannadoo Jacksonville Celtic Fest is a free, one-of-a-kind, weekend-long Celtic heritage festival held on November 14 & 15. The festival will showcase the best of the Celtic nations in a unique celebration of culture, music and heritage, all taking place in Jacksonville Beach!