Craft & Import Beer Festival - Jacksonville, FL
Pictures & visitor info from the 2011 Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival held in JAX, Duval County, Florida.
getting inside the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at about 8:30 PM, we
were given two souvenir 5 oz beer sampling glasses. The majority of the
people attending the event were amassed on the floor of the arena near a
stage with a live cover band playing popular alternative rock songs.
It took only about 10 to 15 minutes at the
even the longest lines to reach a brewery's sampling table and get a few
ounces of tasty beer. I had read that there would be food samples at the
event offered by local restaurants, but we only had some warm pita bread and
hummus at a Greek cafe's table.
Some of the breweries in attendance at the 2011 Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival included Abita, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Avery, Smithwick's, Harpoon Brewery, Rogue, Terrapin, Red Stripe, Heavy Seas, Carlsberg, Oskar Blues, Chang, Stone Brewing Co, Anchor Steam Beer, Shiner, Samuel Adams, Boulder Beer, Magic Hat, Intuition Ale Works, Orange Blossom Pilsner, Palm, Blue Moon, Brooklyn Brewery, Sapporo, Hacker-Pschorr, Chimay and Bell's.
|Overall we had a
good time at the JAX Craft & Import Beer Festival, but I wish we had gotten
there sooner. I would have liked to have had more than 90 minutes to sample
the wide variety of beers at the festival especially considering the
thousands of other people who were in attendance with the same objective.
For more of my related photo galleries, click on the following links: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Fernandina Shrimp Festival, Amelia Dream Cars, Amelia Island State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, JAX Museum of Science & History and Crazy Fish Kayaking - Jacksonville Beach.
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