Visited as part of the RBWG.
My ambiance rating is for the actual tasting bar. We were hosted in the actual brewery which is an old wooden warehouse.
I found several of the beers that I had tasted at the brewery at Grassroots and bought them to take home and sample again.
The 2nd stop on the RBWG bus tour didnít disappoint. A cool, authentic atmosphere with outstanding service, and a good lineup to boot. And itís right around the corner from Intuition Ale Works. Get over here!
Stopped by for Underdark release day 2013. Ambiance is small cozy pub as front tasting room, with another in the brewery that wasnít really operating the day I was there. Service was good, they were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about there beer. Selection was all there beer from what I could tell. Value is where they make leaps and bounds; a free flight when you walk in, then pints are only $3.50 each, not too bad. Overall, the beer is mediocre at best, but the place is worth a stop if you are already at Intuition Ale Works around the corner.
This is a really neat place tucked away in an industrial part of town. Make sure you know where you are going before you try to find this place. There is a small bar area that is very nice with bar service and some games to play. They do offer a taster of all the beers, for which they donít charge you if you buy a beer. The party is in the brewing area, with lots games, another bar, and a guy cooking up burgers and pork sandwiches. I have never seen giant Jenga before, but it is in several of the Jax bars. Very nice staff, solid beers, and a very fun vibe.
Stopped in for their 4th Anniversary party this weekend. It was very busy, but I think I got the gist of the place.
Nice cozy little taproom with another bar on the outside of it next to their brewery area - this seems to be the trend in Jacksonville.
The bartenders were prompt and friendly and able to talk plenty about the beers.
The selection when I was there was just their own beers, and they had plenty because of the anniversary party. Canít complain!
Prices that day were cheap - $2 pints for the party - but I believe most days they fit the Jax bill of $5 pints or so.
Overall, I canít say this is a "must stop" when visiting Jax. Their tasting room hours are limited and you can get their beers all over town without going to the place. However, the owners and brewers are really friendly and talkative and they do sometimes have one or two beers on tap that you canít get around town. Give it a shot, especially if youíre stopping at Intuition (do it), which is right around the corner within definite walking distance.
This place is hard to find. Make sure to know their street number and look for that and not the sign. The building number is much larger. Very nice tasting room. Busy on the day of the US soccer friendly against Scotland, but not overly. Beer is solid, but not for hop heads. Their $3.50 "shorts" are full pints, by the way.
Nice warehouse brewery with cozy tasting room and overflow facility out into the brewery. Limited firkins, limited kegs, seasonals, and tasty beers in the tasting room. The only thing missing is a food truck. The owner was nice enough to give me a tour and answer many questions about the beer. Family-friendly atmosphere and family-owned brewery. I will be by any time I am in town.
Bold City Brewery is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise desolate beerscape of Jacksonville. I have been to the taproom on numerous occasions, and our brewclub has held several meetings at the brewery. Brian Miller, the brewmaster, is a member and supporter of the brewclub. His mother Susan, is the business manager. Together, they have built the brewery from scratch to a thriving family business with a lot of buzz in Jacksonville. I have tried almost all of their beers, some are great and some are not so great, but the taproom is always an interesting, fun and comfortable place to go for a beer. Prices are good, samples are free, and service is wonderful and caring. Good food is catered by ďJolly Mon CateringĒ and prices are reasonable. They canít actually sell any food from the brewery due to some truly idiotic and corrupt Jacksonville laws. The city is corrupt to the core and you can bet that any law passed around here puts some dirty money in at least one city councilmanís pocket. Anyway, Iím a big fan of the brewery. They just greatly enlarged the brewery, so apparently Iím not the only one..