Lived in Jacksonville for 18 years and never went here except once, before I was 21. Now here we are for RBWG, not sure why we stopped here instead of spending more time at Engine 15. The tap list is small, pretty much their corporate beer recipes on tap which are aliased to god knows how many brewpubs and other Gordon Biersch establishments. Beer quality was low for a brewpub, nothing I would say was worth drinking. Ambiance was dull, dead, depressing. Diners looked like they had all just been fired and divorced. Would not come back. Bartender was snappy to my fiancee, so there you go.
What you would expect from a chain brewpub; a little more inviting than Gordan Biersch though. Pool tables is where I spent my time, and they were free! Service was decent, bartenders were curt but the nrewer came out and talked to us. Only tried their beers, which is all I think they have besides macro swill. Didn’t try the food, value was pretty good, their beers were about worth the price. Not a bad place to stop; try the brewer’s reserve.
Nice place with pretty good food and passable beer. It’s a clean upscale brew pub. The beer fresh and had a decent range. I would get bored if I had to drink there often but for a random business trip this was a good spot to have dinner a flight of their beers and a few pints. The service was super friendly and fantastic.
I went in on a Friday at opening time, and sat at the bar. Service was great from there. Food came quickly and the beer was very nice; better than I expected with GB beers. Talked to Aaron, the brewer and he told me about some of their casks and events they do with homebrewers. The place far exceeded my expectations, and the beer was pretty solid, including the unique beers (bourbon barrel IPA and a porter, too) that were not usually on.