Intuition Ale Works wants to brew in downtown Jax

It is no secret that Intuition Ale Works is growing in leaps and bounds. The native Jacksonville brewery is working to keep up with demand and has been scouring Jacksonville looking for a new facility. One previously proposed facility came close, but now Intuition owner Ben Davis thinks he has found a brewery site close to downtown that will be big enough for his purposes and close enough to downtown to capture tourist business. One other minor detail: the space in question could quadruple Intuition’s production capacity.

According to an article from the Jacksonville Business Journal, Intuition has submitted the blueprints for a downtown brewery. The lot in question comprises 1.4 acres of land. “The plans submitted by Intuition call for a 4,230-square-foot rooftop biergarten and a small downstairs tap room. Most of the 36,000-square-foot first floor space will be taken up by the brewery itself.”

Davis’s vision, according to the same article is to make it easier for locals to celebrate a home team win. Rather than spend hours sitting in traffic waiting to leave downtown, maybe that time would be better spent in a rooftop biergarten talking with friends and waiting for traffic to die down.

Intuition goes before the Downtown Development Review Board on Thursday morning.