Aiming to pour “Naughty Ales for Noble Souls,” Wicked Barley Brewing Company is now open for business in Jacksonville. The brewery hopes to be pouring house beers in September of 2016.
Wicked Barley Brewing is one of the only locations in the country to be located on the water with 5 dock spaces for boat access and a waterfront beer garden.
Wicked Barley is helmed by Production Manager Fred Thibodeaux, a veteran brewer of Cigar City Brewing acclaim. Fred reached out to Florida Beer News, and he says:
We should be starting our brewing in the next two weeks. Our brewing system is a high efficiency 15bbl system built by specific mechanical meaning all vessels are steam jacketed and the mash/Lauter tun are over sized for high gravity brewing.
We are one of the very few breweries in Florida to be using reverse osmosis water for brewing.
The draft wall has 20 taps with the ability to expand to 40. Our restaurant makes all of its own ingredients and features delicious smoked in house meats. The restaurant water is pulled from our artisan well located onsite and run through a water filter and softener.
We will be packaging limited amounts in cans, growlers, and disposable kegs. Eventually we will be purchasing a crowler machine and looking at options of limited distribution if we can produce enough beer.
Wicked Barley is located at 4100 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville. Their menu is on their website along with our core brands and info on the brewery. Welcome to the Florida craft beer scene, Wicked Barley!