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Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« on: August 03, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship



What do Jacksonville, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Denver all have in common?  At one point in their histories, they have all been the home of some of the most popular beers to be produced on United States soil.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 08:21:00 AM »
The building is currently (and coincidentally) being used by Jack's Recycling, who recycle computer pieces and parts.

When they first moved over there from Springfield one of the guys told me it was the old Budweiser plant (they were close at least), and they took me on a tour of the inside of the place. Really neat place. Lots of spooky turns and hidey holes, it just meanders on for what seems like miles. There are many of the original features inside that are still intact including the coolers.

Worth a tour if anyone is up for it.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 08:34:41 AM »
Didn't know Buffet was the creater of the LandShark line.  I love the stuff and feel even better about sticking with a local company.


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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 08:51:34 AM »
I'd be up for a tour of the old plant. 

Btw, LandShark is produced at the Budweiser plant off of I-95.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 09:57:18 AM »
So then would the Margaritaville Brewing Company be a child company to Anhueiser Busch?  I was thinking they are separate entities.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 10:07:32 AM »
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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 11:39:39 PM »
Here are a few pics of the old brewery, I snapped this weekend.







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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 09:17:06 AM »
it is most definitely made by anheuser-busch and developed by anheuser-busch.  jimmy buffet probably told them he wanted an "island lager" (corona-style, but with island in the name) and they worked everything out ,then he might've given it his approval.  the recipe for the beer itself was modified from another anheuser-busch beer that was very highly rated by people who tried it, but for some reason never caught on (michelob golden draft). 

they also spent quite a bit of extra money in engineering because of the new bottle being 1/2" taller and having thicker glass.  i'd go into the details, but it's boring.  i think it's a pretty good beer, but it seems like it varies from bar to bar.  i assume that's because of the clear glass and different bars storing it differently and for different lengths of time (should be stored in the dark).

by the way, jimmy buffet went on a tour last week of the brewery here.  he's very short.

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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 10:08:46 AM »
The building is currently (and coincidentally) being used by Jack's Recycling, who recycle computer pieces and parts.

When they first moved over there from Springfield one of the guys told me it was the old Budweiser plant (they were close at least), and they took me on a tour of the inside of the place. Really neat place. Lots of spooky turns and hidey holes, it just meanders on for what seems like miles. There are many of the original features inside that are still intact including the coolers.

Worth a tour if anyone is up for it.

How would one get to take a tour or is it a matter of just going there and asking for one? It sounds like an interesting place to visit.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 01:27:09 PM »
I just showed up, and got to talking to one of the guys who runs the dock.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 08:19:35 PM »
i hope i didn't confuse anyone.  i meant to say that jimmy buffet toured the anheuser-busch brewery and not the stuck in a tube tour.  he got to go into the control rooms because he's special.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 02:45:32 PM »
Hello,

I have an unopened bottle of Jax Ale from the Jax Brewing Co. On the bottom it has:

3 symbol 53
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Duraglas
GX-2330

I wonder if this was bottled in 1953?

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 11:13:11 AM »
August 13, 2010 News on this Brewery:  A company founded in a garage in 2001 in Ponte Vedra has now grown into a publicly traded company called Liquor Group (Ticker Symbol is LIQR).  This company just took over the JAX Brewery (7 acres / 235,000 SF.) and is reviving the property as we speak! 

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 12:16:28 PM »
August 13, 2010 News on this Brewery:  A company founded in a garage in 2001 in Ponte Vedra has now grown into a publicly traded company called Liquor Group (Ticker Symbol is LIQR).  This company just took over the JAX Brewery (7 acres / 235,000 SF.) and is reviving the property as we speak! 

They are going to have a tough time using the name "Jax" for beer. There are 2 parties that say they have the trademark. The company that owns Pabst, Schlitz, etc. (which just changed hands)and some women in Virginia.


I looked into using the name and I think Brian from Bold City did also and it would have been to costly to attempt to use.

Best of luck to them. Jacksonville needs as many local Breweries as we can muster.

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Re: Jax Beer: The Drink of Friendship
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 01:31:55 PM »
Have they closed?
Low asking SF price, as I recall.

Maybe someone should revive Seabo Wine....