Veterans United Craft Brewery

February: Games, Food, Fests, and BEER!

February 1, 2015 | Posted in Beer Dinner, Event, Festival, News

We think we're in love with February 2015 – and it's only Day 1!

We have some fun events scheduled in the taproom (and beyond) throughout the month and we'll be keeping busy on the production and distribution side of the brewery, too. 

Come out and visit us this month as we celebrate our deep passion and appreciation for the most incredible beverage on Earth.

We'll be brewing a fresh batch of our Buzzin' Bee Honey Rye Wheat Ale in the upcoming week, and there is a lot of ultra-delicious, local gallberry honey going into this one. It's going to bee amazing.

We will introduce a small batch of Sizzlin' Hot Chocolate Stout, a fiery and tasty ale with a mixture of Ancho, New Mexico, and Chipotle peppers, for Valentine's weekend; and a big batch of our Naughty Rye Pale Ale the following week.

With the addition of Zeta Brewing to the Jax Ale Ale Trail, we won't mind if you decide that you need to make the rounds again on a new passport (updated version coming soon). It's a great time to celebrate an affair with all things hops and malts.

Craft Beer, you have our hearts for life!

Coming to a store near you?

Six-packs of our Raging Blonde Ale and HopBanshee IPA and  have made their way into dozens of awesome grocery, convenience, and liquor stores throughout town in the past month. We appreciate the initiative shown by these establishments to welcome us and offer their shoppers some tasty local craft beers. We are now appealing to another great store to carry our ales and you can lend a hand in getting us there.

Please take a moment and stop by the customer service desk the next time you are at any Publix and tell them you'd like to request that they stock our delicious beer. Let's show Publix how much Jacksonville loves and appreciates having awesome local product choices on their shelves!

Beer & Board Game Wednesday Special!

Mike Young, the local game representative for Z-Man Games, will be at the taproom on February 4th with some fun games to demo for anyone who wants to join in.

Some titles he will have available will include:

Akrotiri :: Blueprints :: Camel Up! :: Carcassonne (New Ed.) :: Carcassonne: Gold Rush :: Pandemic :: Pandemic: The Cure  :: Pandemic: Contagion :: Parade :: Russian Railroads :: Terra Mystica :: Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice :: Tichu :: Zooroletto Dice

Mike will teach any games or run demos on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign up for the Meet-Up or just stop by after work for some great beer and good family fun!

In the mood for a five course meal paired to perfection with a fabulous lineup of Veterans United beers? Then join us for a delightful beer dinner at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass on Wednesday, Feb. 18th. This is going to be a one-of-a-kind sensory experience where taste, aroma, and beautiful presentation all come together and we can't wait to indulge! Tickets are open to the public and are $50.00 per person.

For reservations contact Social & Special Events Coordinator, Carlianne Nawrocki, at (904) 543-5105, or via email.

Veterans United is excited to be a part of the upcoming 3Squares fundraiser on Thursday, February 26th, from 6:30pm–9:00pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 3Squares will feature local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers engaging in a friendly competition showcasing their signature dishes. In addition to the fabulous food and spirits, local band Firewater Tent Revival will provide live entertainment, and special prizes will be given away throughout the event. All ticket proceeds will benefit Feeding Northeast Florida, a nonprofit agency that provides food to more than 150 food pantries in 17 area counties. Tickets and additional information.

The Second Annual Riverside Craft Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, February 28th, from 1pm–6pm, under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Veterans United is proud to be a participant in this year's event. There will be live music featuring The Corbitt Brothers Band and Grandpa's Cough Medicine, food trucks, and a great quantity and variety of your favorite beverage. All beer ticket proceeds will benefit the Riverside Rotary Foundation. There will be an exclusive and catered VIP Section which will have some special beers. For VIP tickets and all the latest updates on this beer-tacular fest, check out the Facebook event page. We'll see you there!