What happens when one of Jacksonville’s best craft breweries rubs elbows with Tallahassee’s brightest brewing stars? A collaboration beer, of course, and that is just what happened when the folks at Intuition Ale Works met the gents at Proof Brewing Company. The meeting of the minds that took place between the two brewers will soon be pouring forth into Tallahassee.
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.
Before the weekend that ended Hunahpu Day, Cigar City owner and CEO Joey Redner and brewer Keegan Malone had an outing to Saint Petersburg’s Brewers’ Tasting Room (BTR) and were joined by Intuition Ale Works’ owner and brewer Ben Davis. What came next was a collaborative effort described by BTR owner Rick Wolfe as “what happens when you put really smart brewers together and let them go.”
Intuition Ale Works, Florida’s first canning brewery, is adding a familiar face to their can lineup.
King Street Stout, a regular member of Intuition’s Ale family, is set to join their can lineup “soon.”
Intuition Ale Works has had a lot to celebrate recently. The brewery has been building up momentum towards the upcoming Underdark release and has had a cookbook, Cooking with Intuition, published to showcase their beer with local chefs. Now Intuition is expanding their distribution footprint to include sending draft beer further than they have before.
The growler debate is definitely heating up again. Several articles in statewide newspapers can attest to that. Many lawyers, including friends of Florida Beer News BrewersLaw, have weighed in on the subject. Jacksonville’s Intuition Ale Works is going with their gut and has hired a lobbying firm to help with efforts to legalize the industry-standard 64oz containers.