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Have you ever wished you could have a cold brew while waiting at the meat counter or heading down the cereal aisle at the supermarket?

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Five Points Tavern and Dahlia’s Pour House are on tap for new uses.

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If you were thinking of taking a tour of Jacksonville’s Budweiser plant, you better hurry.

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The Florida Department of Health in Duval County is reminding bar owners that pets are not allowed inside facilities that serve food or beverages.

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Startup Craft Brewery Planned Jacksonville's Rail Yard District

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Keen Brewing Co., a startup craft brewery, is in the works north of McCoys Creek in the Rail Yard District.

Modern Cities

Ryan Peterson has submitted plans to open Tabula Rasa Brewing along the shoreline of McCoys Creek, joining Engine 15 Brewing in the resurgent Rail Yard District.

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Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is preparing a beer inspired by the Cummer Museum’s gardens, and planning to give the museum a portion of the sales for garden restoration.

The name of the beer: Avant Gardener.

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Jacksonville fire officials are reversing their decision after they shut down Riverside’s Bold City Brewery taproom Thursday during a routine inspection. The reopening comes with conditions.

The city said the nine-year-old brewer isn’t complying with code because it’s only allowed to make beer, not serve it.


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A Jacksonville community group that meets weekly to sing hymns in a Riverside bar is asking for help putting together lunches for people working on Thanksgiving.

Tim Kerr and his wife started a Beers and Hymns night at the bar The Silver Cow more than a year ago.


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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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Jacksonville’s newest brewery is gearing up for its debut later this month.

Wicked Barley is finishing up work on its taproom and production facility this week ahead of its grand opening.


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Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is a step closer to opening its second location in downtown Jacksonville.

On Wednesday, the Downtown Investment Authority’s Retail Enhancement Committee okayed a $28,000 forgivable loan for renovations to a building Bold City is leasing at 109 E. Bay St. The money doesn’t have to be paid back if the business is still there five years later.

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On Tuesday night, Jacksonville residents drank to history at an event focusing on the Bold City’s bygone brews.

The sudsy shindig was one in a series of celebrations meant to foster a better understanding of the city’s history among the younger generation.


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For Tim Kerr the first Thursday of the month means he’s setting up for Beer and Hymns at the Silver Cow, a bar in Jacksonville’s Riverside well known for its long list of ever-changing craft brews and moody lighting.

But the bar has also become a hangout for singing gospel hymns.

“Beer and Hymns is kind of an Irish pub tradition where you get together and you do just what it says, you drink beer and you sing old gospel tunes,” Kerr said. “It’s a lot of fun — kind of karaoke.”

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Hemming Park is launching a brand new beer garden.

Every Thursday at happy hour time, the park will sell beer and wine, alongside food trucks and live music.

Former Jacksonville mayor John Peyton joins us to discuss his decision to endorse Lenny Curry in the 2015 mayoral race.

The we look at the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Nate Monroe, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist; and John Burr, WJCT business analyst.

Topics include the 2015 local elections, a standoff between Gov. Rick Scott and the federal government over health care funding, and more.

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Florida’s craft beer brewers are feeling threatened after a court filing by the Florida Retail Federation. The lobbying association, which represents large-scale beverage makers and distributors, is asking for clarification about which beer brewers are allowed to sell their product on site. 

Retail federation lawyer Samantha Padgett says, “If you get everybody participating in the rule process, you get all the perspectives, all the different viewpoints, aspirationally what will result is a good rule that will be understandable for all licensees and all potential licensees."

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With news that a national craft brewing organization chose Jacksonville for it's next annual convention, we've compiled this list of five little known facts about the region's burgeoning craft beer scene.

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A national organization dedicated to local beer brewing has selected Jacksonville as the location of it's next annual convention.

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie on Tuesday announced a month-long, 30-city campaign tour of some of Florida's local breweries.

Wyllie for Governor campaign manager Danielle Alexandre says they chose to tour breweries because "the craft-beer industry had come under fire with legislators in Tallahassee."

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Music, dance, beer and photography are in all options this weekend on the First Coast.

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What would you do for a year's supply of beer? We find out one UF student's winning, and potentially deadly, answer in this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.

Miami's beer makers have officially unionized. Sort of. The owners of two Miami-Dade County breweries rallied their brewer colleagues to form the Miami Brewers Alliance, a sort of advocacy and education group for local craft-beer businesses.

Florida’s craft beer brewers have been pushing for years to remove a law keeping them from selling containers of a certain size. But a Senate bill that does away with that restriction also adds a different rule brewers say would hurt their booming business.

Following a national trend, the number of craft breweries in Tallahassee is expected to double in the near future. In a warehouse six blocks from the Florida Capitol, Gabe Grass is about to open the third microbrewery within a mile radius.

Craft beer, "human blight," and Bill Murray are in the headlines today.

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Jacksonville brewers are weighing in on a slate of bills being considered by state lawmakers, including a proposal that would require them buy their own beer back from distributors before offering it to customers.

If you think craft beer is seemingly everywhere these days, there's good reason. From bars and restaurants to supermarket aisles, the selection of locally made, often quirkily named brews has grown at an exponential rate.

There's art, theater, and beer in the works this weekend on the First Coast.

The Westside Wolverines, George Zimmerman, and Justin Bieber are in the headlines today.

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