A look into Northeast Florida's popular craft brewing industry.
Intuition Ale Works
720 King St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Another Riverside brewery, Intuition Ale Works is just around the corner from Bold City Brewery on King Street. Intuition founder Ben Davis first cut his teeth in Jacksonville in 1999 by purchasing The Grotto, a coffee shop in San Marco. Davis converted the coffee shop into the wine and tapas bar that residents would recognize today.
Intuition was established in 2010 and has come a long way in a short time. While its King Street residence is well traveled by craft beer lovers, patrons shouldn’t get too comfortable with its location as Davis reportedly wants to move the whole business over to Forest Street. Regardless of where it lands, Intuition is going strong. Their website has some info about the state of their craft beers:
"In February of 2012 we became the first craft brewery in the state of Florida to can our beers and currently we are canning three brands: our flagship People’s Pale Ale, Jon Boat Coastal Ale and I-10 IPA. We also brew a host of draught-only small batch specialties that can be found in our Riverside tap room (where we have twenty taps) and at better beer bars in Florida.”
The I-10 IPA, People’s Pale Ale, and Jon Boat Coastal Ale can be found in various grocers and stores across Northeast Florida. Intuition also hosts tours of their brewery – by appointment – and $5 gets you the full tour and a pint of beer.