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Hogtown - The 2nd Year

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Man, we love going to Hogtown. I mean, we L-O-V-E going to Hogtown! We were excited, yet again to have participated in the 2018 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival which took place on April 21st. It's one of the beer festivals that we hope to be personally attending every year, even after we're open and wildly successful! What a beautiful time of year in Florida and what a great group of beer lovers!

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When deciding on what to make for this year's festival, we wanted to make something that was not too heavy but still had character. For our first option, we selected Rye Not a simple, but solid Rye Pale Ale. It clocked in at a respectable 7% ABV with a malty front and that distinctive Rye spice at the back. It was then balanced with the fruity esters of the English yeast and a strong (but not over-powering) 50 IBU.

Our second selection was a special offering. Liz recently earned her "Pink Boots" brewing her first beer (from recipe to final product) with a beer called "Un Poco de Piña" - A Piña Colada Cream Ale. Though she didn't win the competition, the beer was well-received by the crowd so we decided to make a few adjustments and give it another go and bring it to Hogtown! Matt took the reins on the brewing this time (he IS the pro, after all) and the result was a light-bodied fruity concoction, flavored with the essence of the Caribbean! It was infused with hints of roasted coconut and pineapple (no extracts here!). In secondary fermentation, we added additional coconut along with Rum soaked oak chips to provide added complexity to the flavor profile. 

Though both beers were well-received at Hogtown, we did not expect the wildly vocal enthusiasm we got for "Un Poco". Several commenters said that it should be one of our flagship beers, others who claimed to be "anti-fruity" were surprised at just how much they liked it! We recognized several familiar faces coming back for 2nd helpings (and even a 3rd). All-in-all we were all (Liz especially) delightfully surprised at the positive response to our beers (and the empty kegs to prove it)!

 Liz & Matt Jacobs - Owners of Legacy Ale Works

Liz & Matt Jacobs - Owners of Legacy Ale Works

Once again, thank you Hogtown, for a fantastic festival - we'll see you next year!

Legacy Ale Works Announces Location

We FINALLY have a home! 

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For Immediate Release 
March 1, 2018
 

LEGACY ALE WORKS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR BARTRAM AREA BREWERY AND TAPROOM 

 Legacy Ale Works, LLC, a brewery in planning announced Thursday their plans to open a brewery and taproom in the Bartram Area. A lease has been signed on 3300SF of space in the Shoppes at Durbin Creek Plaza located at 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste 129-130, Jacksonville, FL 32258, located on the corner of Old St. Augustine Rd and US1. 

 Plans for the brewery include a 1000SF production area equipped with a 3.5BBL brewhouse and a 2300SF tap room featuring ample seating for patrons, private event space and designated kid-friendly entertainment area. In addition, the space will include an outdoor courtyard patio with additional seating and live music.  

 Though there are no current plans for a restaurant within the brewery, food options within the plaza include sushi, Italian, BBQ, Mexican and a bakery. Guests are welcome to bring in outside food. 

 Owners Matt and Liz Jacobs at Porchfest   Photo by  Jessica Lea Photography

Owners Matt and Liz Jacobs at Porchfest  
Photo by Jessica Lea Photography

Owners Matthew and Elizabeth Jacobs share that their vision is to offer quality craft beer, a welcoming, casual atmosphere and a family-friendly and accommodating environment to their patrons. Their courtyard will also welcome pet families. 

 “We have taken note of successful customer experiences from the many breweries we have visited across the U.S. and we hope to embody all of these traits in our new home,” says co-owner Liz Jacobs. “Simple creature comforts like lounge seating in the tap room as well as baby changing tables in both men’s and women’s bathrooms are the types of details we hope our customers will really appreciate and enjoy.” 

Head brewer Matt Jacobs showcased his most recent beer creations at the Riverside Craft Beer Festival last weekend and will be offering new selections at the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival in Gainesville on April 23rd . 

Though it feels like we are just getting started, we’ve been working on securing a location for almost 1 year,” shares Matt. “ We are excited to finally be reaching the next stage in our planning process. This is where things will begin to move really fast and we couldn’t be happier.”. 

Legacy will be working with Roy Williams Architecture on design of the 3300SF space. Though the company is currently in the early stages of zoning approval and as no clear zoning rights exist for breweries and taprooms, Legacy Ale Works plans to move forward with build-out quickly and hopes their opening announcement will come by early Summer