Visited during the RBWG 2013 bus tour (and again for the Grand Tasting). This place was so hospitable it was silly. The staff was wonderful. The beers here are great and cover a wide range of styles. I’d say Intuition is one of the top breweries in Jacksonville. The place itself is large and airy with a definite industrial feel. Unfortunately I was viciously hungover during the bus tour visit and wasn’t able to try every single beer they had on tap; I did get through the best ones, though. If I get back to Jax this place will be a top priority.
Visited before dinner on a Thursday. Located near downtown, right next to the Maxwell House factory and near the Jaguars stadium. Parking is on the street or in a marked lot across the street under the freeway. Big tasting room with two levels and a bunch of outdoor seating. The second level, is open air with a huge deck that has great views. Beer selection is 12 house beers and 7 guests. Full drafts or a 4 beer you choose your own flight. Note - only house beers are available on the second level. Food menu is fun bar snacks and small plate menu. You pick up your own food at the window on the first level. Efficient service. I liked the layout of this place.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | November 30, 2011
Intuition, at least now that it has gained its footing, has become quite the place to hang out and is making better beer arguably than Bold City across the street. Intuition lets you get sample flights of 6 or 7 at a time for $1 a piece, which is a steal IMO to try all of their beers and see which ones you are going to like. They have pretty quick keg rotation and produce a lot of one-offs it seems so whenever you go, chances are there will be some specialties on tap. They allow growler fills in better sizes than Bold City it seems. Rather than only a medicine bottle or 1 gallon jug, you can get 750mL flip top growlers to go; which is far superior. Staff was very nice, prompt, and overall we had a lot more fun here than at Bold City on the same day. It was more alive, more beer to choose from, better beer overall, and a lot more crowded. Bold City’s big draw though is the Jolly Mon barbecue station inside that side skirts the license the brewery needs to sell food. At Intuition, there doesn’t seem to be a permanent food truck like they have at Green Room out at Jax Beach to also side step the food license. Intuition simply allows you to order food from surrounding restaurants and allows it to be delivered to the brewery. So you can technically order pizza while you’re here or anything from Kickback’s down the street. There is a big list in the brewpub that tells you all the places you can order from. Pretty cool setup. Overall, great vibe and fun place. I’m starting to go here more regularly than Bold City when I’m back in Jacksonville.
We made 2 stops here during RBWG 2013. This was our first stop in the morning (9am). The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers being served.
The second stop was the grand tasting.
A nice big bar wrapping around the cooler. All of the beers on were solid. One of the best stops of the weekend.
Stopped by here on the way up to Savannah on an early Friday evening - the place was just starting to fill up. Had about a dozen of thier beers on tap. The three I had were above par. Nice, simple surroundings, plenty of tables, large bar, friendly, quick service. Easy to find location just off of I-10. Will make ths a regular stop if I am through here during service hours.
Probably the top brewery in Jacksonville. It is right near a residential area. I went here twice - first time it was quite busy and there was a cornhole tournament going on outside, the second was a quieter Saturday night. The brewery is pretty small, a short bar and a few tables. They have a lot of beers on tap (maybe 15), lighter and heavier styles, all top notch stuff. I got to try a couple sasions, imperial stout, IPA, black IPA, Belgian stout and enjoyed all. If you could only pick one place to stop in Jax, I’d pick this place. They’re not open very late though.
Right down the street from Kickback’s, so was glad to stop by on a recent visit to town. Tucked back off the street, cool little mini-warehouse vibe, seems almost like the kind of place you’d go see a show as much as a brewpub. Pretty mixed crowd, not the hipster saturation some have described. Unvarnished and unpretentious in both decor and service - good thing, and I enjoyed my chats with the bartender, who was knowledgeable and generous with samples. Beers I tried were solid to excellent. Wish I had had more time but certainly a very positive impression. Would definitely go back if ever in town.