Jax Beer Week 2016

Jax Beer Week is finally upon us and there’s nothing left to do but enjoy the hell out of it.

 

A little history . . .

While Jax Beer Week may be young in roots, it's roots are deep in the community. Jacksonville is home to 8 breweries and that number only continues to grow. These breweries do more than produce really good beer, they also positively affect the Jacksonville community. It only seems fitting we'd celebrate the Jacksonville craft beer scene for an entire week. Big shout out to Jax Beer Society for bringing this to reality.

 

THE FULL WEEK'S EVENT SCHEDULE:

Complete calendar below the full post.

 

HOME BREWING DEMONSTRATION WITH CHRIS LOCKWOOD

TOMORROW, Sept. 18th, 1-4 P.M. AT REALLY GOOD BEER STOP

Watch a young talent at work and learn how to brew your own beer. We'll be raffling off a few special bottles throughout the demonstration.* Open to the public, aka really free.

*One raffle ticket per pint purchase. Must be present to win.

 

ARTS & DRAFTS WITH FUNKY BUDDHA

MONDAY, Sept. 19th, 6-8 P.M. AT REALLY GOOD BEER STOP

Funky Buddha will be taking over a few of our taps and we aren't complaining one bit. We'll have tap handles for decorating. Funky Buddha will choose their favorite handle to win a special-release bottle the following week.

 

NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN

TUESDAY, Sept. 20th, 6-8 P.M. at Really Good Beer Stop

We're honoring two things Brooklyn does really well, beer and pizza. Sixpoint's rep will be in the store from 6-8 pm with some really good beers and we'll be giving away a free slice with every pint or flight purchase. Pizza provided by Biggie's Pizza.

 

YAPPY HOUR

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21th, 6-8 P.M. AT REALLY GOOD BEER STOP

We'll have treats, raffles and dog-themed brews. A portion of the sales will go to Bark for Life and Relay for Life. Don’t forget to bring your pup. Check out event details: bit.ly/RGBSYappyHour

 

A TASTE OF SOUTHERN SWELLS BREWING CO.

THURSDAY, Sept. 22nd, 5-8 P.M. AT REALLY GOOD BEER STOP

Join us for Southern Swells Brewing Co.’s first ever public tasting event. We’ll have free samples and swag from the up-and-coming brewery to raffle off. Let us know you’ll be there: bit.ly/SouthernSwellsTastingNight

*There will be a limit of 50 people per hour allowed in due to limited space, thanks in advance for your understanding.

 

JAX BEACH PUB CYCLE

Friday, Sept 23rd, MEET US AT GREEN ROOM AT 6:30 P.M.

For a cycle tour of some great Jax Beach spots. We'll go from Green Room to Zeta Brewing, then the Blind Rabbit, ending at the Stop. Cyclists will get 1/2 off their first pint and 10% off their purchase. Giveaways are likely.

 

JBW MASH IN

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, DOORS OPEN AT 1 P.M.

Spot the Really Good Beer Stop Shirt and we’ll give you a freebie. If you haven’t purchased your tickets for this event, do so here: bit.ly/MashInTickets

 

Add your favorite events to your calendar here: 

The Science Behind “Really Good Beer.”

There’s beer. There’s good beer. Then there’s really good beer. But what turns a good beer into a really good beer? 

The answer is...complicated. Not like your buddy's Facebook relationship status. Complicated, like there are several different factors that need to come together at the right time in order to make really good beer possible. And what separates good beer from really good beer is a science. So let’s take a look.

THE CRAFT. 

Every really good beer has the quality of craftsmanship. Perfecting beer requires trial and error, sweat, love, time, commitment, maybe even some tears, but that’s only if you spill the beer.

A really good beer has way more than just water, barley and yeast; it has unique ingredients like orange, lavender, coconut or chocolate. It’s pretty much like Valentine’s Day, but without the price fixe menu and over-priced roses. Then stick it in a bourbon barrel and wait a while. Your hard work and patience will always be rewarded in the form of delicious beer.

THE PEEPS.

Let's also remember people. Specifically, the people you're around when enjoying a really good beer. Think about it, you don't want to crack open a bitter IPA with an even more bitter ex-girlfriend, (or ex-boyfriend; we don't discriminate.) Whether it’s your old college roommate or the girl down the hall in accounting, beer can turn your drinking buddies into drinking besties.

THE SETTING. 

Finally, let's not forget about setting. Like the right people, the right place can turn any brew into your next favorite. Remember that porter you had during the '93 blizzard? That was a 'really good beer', wasn't it? The power was out, but your best friend came over with poker cards and you could feel the warmth of the subtle alcohol as if it were sitting on your chest. The aftertaste of oatmeal made it even better. 

The right beer at the right temperature in the right place with the right people. That's what makes a really good beer. And we’re here to help you get there by at least providing the really good beer part of it. Oh and did we mention we serve really good beer, to go? This just keeps getting better.

So, ladies and gents, welcome to the Really Good Beer Stop. What’ll it be?