Come drink your trail off in Jacksonville!
We invite all BBWC attendees to join us July 7-8, 2016 for a pre-conference getaway JAX style! On our excursion you will discover some of the most friendly tap rooms in the state and sample unique beer creations made with “Only In Jax” ingredients you can’t taste anywhere else!
Itinerary for 2016 Pre-Conference Excursion with Visit Jacksonville
***schedule is subject to change
How to get here:
Participants flying into Tampa or Jacksonville on July 7th:
TAMPA PICK UP: Marriott Hotel Tampa. at 9 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE PICK UP: Jacksonville International Airport at Noon
Participants driving directly to Jacksonville on July 7th:
Meet at the host hotel, the DoubleTree by HIlton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront at 12:30pm
Conference Drop Off on July 8th:
Marriott Hotel Tampa. Bus transportation provided by Visit Jacksonville (It will be a 3 ½ hour ride. VJ will provide breakfast on board). Pick-up will be at 8 a.m. for an estimated arrival of 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday, July 7
12:45 p.m. Meet at lobby of Double Tree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront for pick-up
- 1201 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32207
1 p.m. Departure for Wicked Barley
1:30 Tour of the new Wicked Barley Brewing Company set to open July 16
- 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
2:30 p.m. Departure for Aardwolf Brewing Co. in San Marco
2:45 p.m. Tour and beer tasting at Aardwolf Brewing Co. plus Q&A with Brewer, light lunch from V Pizza.
- 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville FL 32207
3:45 Departure for Engine 15’s new Downtown Jacksonville location. Drive by Downtown locations for new Bold City and Intuition Ale Works on Bay Street
4:15 p.m. Beer sampling at Engine 15 and meet and greet with Master Brewer
- 929 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville FL 32202
5:30 p.m. Departure for Bold City Brewery
5:45 p.m. Stop at Bold City Brewery for beer sampling and conversation with Master Brewer
- 2670-7 Rosselle Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
- @ boldcitybrewery
6:45 p.m. Depart for dinner event on King Street’s Beer District
7 p.m. Arrive at Kickbacks Gastropub for Beer Dinner
- 910 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
9:30 p.m. Depart for DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotel
Late evening suggestions: Sidecar or Grape and Grain Exchange, both in San Marco
Friday, July 8:
8 a.m. Pick-up at DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront hotel
8:15 a.m. Breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company
- 2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32207
9 a.m. Tampa departure from restaurant
12:30 p.m. Arrival at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
- 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
About the Jax Ale Trail
Jacksonville is the destination for those seeking a flavorful beer-related adventure. Hop on the #JaxAleTrail with your Brewery Passport, a guide to our local breweries-and the key to Ale Trail free beer gear. A fully stamped passport earns you a t-shirt and a koozie. Four stamps win you a free koozie. Pick up your Jax Ale Trail Brewery Passport at any of the eight participating breweries or at the either the Visit Jacksonville Visitor Centers Downtown or at Jacksonville Landing. Jax’s beer scene extends beyond craft breweries. Find out more about other beer-centric restaurants, bars, and activities in Jacksonville by visiting www.jaxaletrail.com
Cost: $25 for Citizen Bloggers & Writers / $50 for Industry Bloggers and Non- Bloggers.
THE JAX CRAFT BEER MAKERS: Participants will have the opportunity to taste these local brews
Aardwolf Pub and Brewery: Located in the historic San Marco neighborhood, the brewery and tap room opened March 2013 offering a wide variety of award-winning beers including pale ales, tasty IPAs and sours.
Bold City Brewery: Jacksonville’s oldest brewery and makers of the local favorites Killer Whale Cream Ale, Fritz’s Hefeweizen, E-St. Ale, Bold English Ale, Mad Manatee IPA, Chinook IPA, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, 1901 Red Ale & Smokey Porter.
Engine 15 Brewing Company: Makers of Rye of the Tiger, (904) Weissguy, Old Battle Axe IPA, Winter Wheat, English Brown and Nut Sack Imperial Brown Ale. Engine 15 has a full bar and restaurant.
Green Room Brewing: Located in Jacksonville Beach, this team makes the Pablo Beach Pale Ale, Diamond Belgian Style Wit, Shaka Oatmeal Stout, Undertow Barleywine, Double Overhead Double IPA.
Intuition Ale Works: Makers of dozens of beers including People’s Pale Ale, Jon Boat, Shotgun Shack Black Rye Ale, Riverside Red, I-10 IPA, King Street Stout and Oliver Wheat Wine.
Pinglehead Brewing Company: Serving the Jacksonville and Orange Park community since 2011, Pinglehead Brewing Company craftsmen make BIG BEERS, full of flavor with the best ingredients money can buy. They call it “Beer with Attitude!” and are committed to creating beer that will always be made with quality ingredients and strong commitment to the craft.
Veterans United: Owned and operated by Jacksonville veterans, the newest of the city’s breweries opened summer of 2014 and offers several Ales and an Oatmeal Espresso Stout that should not be missed.
Zeta Brewing Company: Located just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, Zeta offers a casual new Americana menu with fresh seafood and delicious southern dishes. Pair the great food with one of their original brews including the American Garage, an American IPA, the Twin Finn, a premium lager, and the Ruby Beach, and American Wheat.
Check out more about Jacksonville and the JAX Ale Trail here
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