Beer Around The NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars

Football season is here and you know what that means, don't you? If we weren't so freakin' beer happy all year round, we would call it beer season, because there really is no better way to cheer your team than with a pint or mug of your favorite local craft brew. All season we will be taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops. And if you're not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout (it's OK, we're not judging), then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Green Room Head High IPA: This microbrewery prides itself on big-upping its fellow local craft brewers, keeping Bold City, Cigar City and Saint Somewhere beers on tap in the tap room. Über piney and sharply bitter, this American-style IPA is rounded out by toasted malt.

Engine 15 (904) Weissguy: This brewpub could have been listed in the bars section, but instead we decided to highlight its Hefeweizen, a light, crisp wheat beer. Notes of lemon, orange, wheat and clove are present, with a hint of coriander.

Bold City Bold English Ale: The brewery is owned by Brian and Susan Miller – no relation to that other Miller beer company – and was born of a passion for home brewing. Its old ale is bold, dark and full of sweet and malty flavors, with a warm roasted character.


Kickbacks Gastropub: Open 20 hours per day, seven days per week, this beer haven boasts a whopping 600 bottles to choose from, plus more than 80 draft taps. Expect a good focus on local and domestic brews. 910 King Street, 904-388-95511

Dahlia's Pour House: Jacksonville's newest craft beer bar, located in the historic neighborhood of Riverside, is endowed with 85 taps, including 14 pouring local Florida craft beers. 2695 Post Street, 904-738-7132,

European Street Café: The original opened more than 30 years ago and there are now four locations throughout Jacksonville. The beer selection is vast – some 200 offerings from around the world – and so is the sandwich selection. 2753 Park Street, 904-384-9999,


Beer:30 A Craft Beer Emporium: King Street, in Riverside, has been hailed the city's burgeoning beer district. A perfect place for this new craft beer shop, stocking some 650 different bottles, with a strong local focus. 1271 King Street, 904-388-0033,

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