The craft beer scene in Jacksonville has grown dramatically over the last decade. There are over 10 craft breweries in Jacksonville alone and several slated to open in the next half year or so. There are craft breweries at the Beach, in Riverside, Mandarin, Orange Park, Downtown, and even at the Avenues. There are breweries everywhere in Jacksonville, but none in the heart of the bustling Southside area. That is — until now.
I’m Jordan de Lugo – chances are that most of you reading this already know me. I am a huge lover of all things Jacksonville, especially when it comes to the craft beer scene. Through one of my other projects I was afforded the opportunity to work hand in hand with breweries such as Bold City and Green Room.
Now, I’ve gotten the incredible opportunity to help launch a brand new brewery. In this feature I’ll share with you some of the awesomeness that is going to be known as Bottlenose Brewing.
Bottlenose Brewing is set to open in early to mid March where the old World of Beer was in Tinseltown. While Bottlenose will serve as the first brewery in the area, it’ll be more than just another brewery in Jacksonville.
The brainchild of Green Room Brewing owner Mark Stillman, Bottlenose will feature 50 taps, most of which will be filled with beers from Jacksonville and from around the great state of Florida. No other brewery in Jacksonville will offer such a robust selection of beers from around the Sunshine state.
Beyond the enormous selection of local beers, Bottlenose will also feature a kitchen that will be focused on quality over quantity and will feature bar favorites with a modern twist.
Oh yeah, did I mention there will be an outdoor patio that will be . . . pet friendly. Yep, you can bring your favorite furry friend to the brewery with you too!
As for sports fans Bottlenose will be able to accommodate them too. With 10+ flat screens located strategically around the brewery, Bottlenose will also serve as an excellent spot to watch the big game.
Actual brewing is still several months off, but once the brewery is up and running Bottlenose will feature several permanent brews and will also focus on creating fun, seasonal blends.
I can’t wait!