Coney Island Drive Inn owner Blair Hensley is excited about craft beer. He is so excited about craft beer that when Intuition Ale Works of Jacksonville was looking for a business in Hernando County to host a tap takeover to celebrate the brewery’s expanded distribution, Hensley offered his restaurant, Coney Island Drive Inn. Intuition accepted and brought People’s Pale Ale, John Boat Kolsch, I-10 IPA, and King Street Stout. The turnout was so great that Hensley has decided to host a tap takeover each month and feature a different craft brewery.
The next brewery that Coney Island will feature is Swamp Head Brewery of Gainesville. The Gainesville gang will be bringing Stumpknocker Pale Ale, Wild Night Honey Cream Ale, Gainesville Green Fresh Hop IPA, and Midnight Oil Coffee Stout. The Swamp Head tap takeover will take place on February 27th and will feature a keep-the-pint night also.
While several other establishments serve intermittent craft beer and host sporadic events throughout the year, Coney Island Drive Inn has several craft beers on draft at all times and has committed to hosting craft beer events monthly. Hensley says that he has expressed interest and will hopefully bring tap takeovers from Bell’s Brewing, Lazy Magnolia Brewery, and Cigar City Brewing in the coming months.