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Sip on This: Beers You Should Be Drinking in September

Like all the best things in life, great beer is an ephemeral thing. Sure there are bottles worth aging (though fewer actually improve with age than you might think), but most are best fresh and in their season. These days it’s less about the availability of ingredients or limitations stemming from the weather – technology has enabled us to overcome those primitive constraints – and more about tradition and emotion. We drink seasonal beers because they root us in the moment, capturing the flavors, aromas and the essence of the season. So, here are some beers. Some of them are …

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Beer History: Oktoberfest

Germany’s history with beer is a storied one to be sure and the German style of beer-making is easily the most proliferated and widely accepted standard the world over. One could point to different moments throughout history as being the crucial point that led to Germany’s zymurgical ascension – the formation of the Hanseatic League, the Reinheitsgebot, etc. – but perhaps none seems as relevant to the modern imbiber as the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen, now known as . While those other tales of German beer lore are worth telling and I …

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Oktoberfest at Art Walk Returns to Downtown

Kicking off Jacksonville’s scene,  will put a little polka in your step and beauty in your brain with Oktoberfest at Art Walk. Join Downtown Vision as you grab your liebling (darling), dust off your dirndl (for the ladies) or lederhosen (for the gents), grab your most ornate beer stein or bierkrug, and head Downtown with 15,000 of your closest friends on Wednesday, October 1. From 5-10pm, this arts and culture celebration lights up Downtown. Hundreds of area artists display at more than fifty venues, including ten permanent arts venues and galleries. Plus, on Art Walk night, enjoy free admission to …

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What’s Brewing? – Jax Craft Beer news

You’d think they’d call it “Septemberfest.” The 2 ½ week festival held in  gets beer lovers thoughtfully reflecting upon how and where they will celebrate their own Oktoberfest (officially being held there beginning Saturday, September 20 and running through the first Sunday in October (Oct 5). Visions of lederhosen and dirdl dresses, strudel  and sauerkraut, decorative Bavarian beer steins and frothy Maßkrüge fill their imaginations anticipating this exciting beer-focused festival . You’ll find that some local establishments choose to celebrate in … well … October. Regardless, the month of September brings with it the advent of exciting fall beers! Be …

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Cheers to 10 Years at Art Walk

The First Wednesday Art Walk is celebrating 10 years of art and culture on Wednesday, November 6. Celebrate with Downtown Vision, Inc. at a Laura St. block party, located adjacent to , with an Art Walk retrospective, announcements for the years to come, special performances, an art unveiling, raffle and more, culminating in a champagne toast to say “Cheers to 10 years!” Retrospective and announcements begin at 6:15 pm. Enjoy participatory art installations, live music and artwork in Hemming Plaza and throughout the Downtown galleries, restaurants, cultural venues and businesses. “Starting with just eight venues and a couple hundred participants …

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