Veterans United Craft Brewery

Founder and brewmaster, Ron.

Founder and brewmaster, Ron.

Welcome to our taproom!

Welcome to our taproom!

We love our craft beer fans!

We love our craft beer fans!

Victor giving a brewery tour.

Victor giving a brewery tour.

Serving up HopBanshee IPA and Raging Blonde Ale.

Serving up HopBanshee IPA and Raging Blonde Ale.

Clearing the lauter tun for the next batch.

Clearing the lauter tun for the next batch.

Freshly canned six packs.

Freshly canned six packs.

Filling kegs in the brewery.

Filling kegs in the brewery.

Tap lineup.

Tap lineup.

Mug Club members are assigned their own numbered 20-ounce beer mug.

Mug Club members are assigned their own numbered 20-ounce beer mug.

Live music on Friday nights.

Live music on Friday nights.

Where it all started: Our homemade pilot system.

Where it all started: Our homemade pilot system.

KONGS for K9s: Supporting our troops and four-legged warriors in the field.

KONGS for K9s: Supporting our troops and four-legged warriors in the field.

Best Florida Beer Competition: Award-winning beers.

Best Florida Beer Competition: Award-winning beers.

Staff

Ron Gamble

Founder and Brewmaster - US Navy Veteran

Sheryl Gamble

Co-Founder & Charity Coordinator

Oliver Runte

Financial Controller - US Air Force Veteran

Bob Buehn

Military & Veterans Liaison - US Navy Veteran

Victor Crespo

Bartender - US Army National Guard

Evan Geske

Taproom Supervisor

Dave Helegda

Senior Brewer - US Navy Veteran

Kellie Love

Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Justin Ramos

Bartender

A.J. Vignola

Bartender - US Marine Corps Veteran

Topher Wilson

Brewery Sales Representative - US Navy Veteran

Drew Abernathy

Cellerman & Asst. Brewer - US Navy Veteran

We are Veterans United.

It started with a gift.

One day, many beers ago, Ron Gamble’s wife, Sheryl, presented him with a gift-wrapped box containing a bucket,  a funnel, tubing, and various other odd-looking components. It was a simple beer-making kit. With a few carefully chosen ingredients, the possibilities for experimenting with this new homebrewing hobby were endless.

Hobby turned to passion, and Ron eventually hung up his suit and tie in favor of a brewer’s shirt. After attending rigorous training at the Siebel Institute and managing brewhouse and cellar operations at several breweries in the New England area, Ron and Sheryl packed their now expanded homebrewing system and headed back home to sunny Florida. 

Ron, a former Naval Flight Officer, headed a motley group of military veterans sharing an enthusiastic desire for producing and enjoying premium craft beer and formed Veterans United Craft Brewery in 2013. 

With Ron at the helm as our brewmaster and a team of committed staff and volunteers, the company is focused on achieving the goal of becoming one of the finest craft breweries in the region.

Good beer begins here.

We are excited to count ourselves as one of the newest microbreweries headquartered in Jacksonville, and the first packaging operation on the Southside.

If you don’t already live here, it may be unclear as to how this place is different from other cities in Florida. Whether you are near the beach, downtown, at a military base, or on the fringe of the wilderness, the diverse neighborhoods share the same themes: family, fellowship, pride, service. There is no substitution for all the eclectic charm, energy, and warmth radiating from the people who make up this town.

Jacksonville’s growing love and support of local craft beer only strengthens our desire to continue to build on a tradition of community and excellence. We hope to create incredible beers and a memorable experience and we are honored to plant our brewing roots here.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to satiating healthy appetites with flavorful beer through the use of fresh, quality ingredients and hope to expand the definition of what beer can be through our hard work and innovation. We also value ideas and technologies that reinforce our social and environmental responsibility to our local community.

Veterans United Craft Brewery is committed to making a positive contribution to Jacksonville and beyond, and we look forward to sharing a pint with you!