If y’all will recall, it was about this time last year that I introduced everyone to Hamp Tanner’s brewery.
… after almost two years of renovation effort, Mocama Beer Company will open its doors this Tuesday, 11/3/20 at 629 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach. The building is at the intersection of 8th St and Gum St in an 18,000 square foot former Ford Dealership building built in 1953. We have a 3500 square foot taproom with 24 taps on the wall. We will have 10-12 distinct beers on tap this weekend.
I went and was, shall we say, well served. As a plus, their flagship brew, Cosmico, was available at the Harris Teeter we usually shop at. I can tell you from personal experience it makes for a fine accompaniment to an afternoon on the beach.
Anyway, enough background. Hamp sent me an email about this year’s offerings and asked me to share the info with those of you heading to Amelia this week, so here goes.
In addition to being able to find Cosmico everywhere on the island and throughout Jax, we should have the following on tap for the Georgia-Florida weekend.
In no particular order:
Ruby Rosa Raspberry/Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse 4.8%
Prosim Pilsner 5.0%
Burial at Sea Baltic Porter 8.7%
2X Raspberry Ruby Rosa Berliner Weisse 4.8%
Moder Marzen 5.3%
Cosmico IPA 7.0%
Coconut Cosmico IPA 7.0%
Evocateur Coconut Porter 5.5%
Montreux Lager 4.6%
Rare Cargo Double IPA 8.3%
Cucumber Basil Gose 4.5%
We are going to be promoting Friday all day as a Georgia-Florida Special event with a food truck and hopefully looping the 1980 game on our one tv. Do you happen to know if that game is available on YouTube or elsewhere? [Ed. note: It is!] If so, we can make that happen. I would really prefer to call it a Bulldog party, but the business owner in me recognizes that Gator dollars also help pay the bills. I am wide open to any input you may have regarding this party. In fact, if you believe Thursday would be a better day to promote a party, we could do that but I’m not sure if enough Dawgs are down here by Thursday. We will begin promoting it by this weekend.
On Wednesday next week we have a local band playing from 6-9. They are a jam, funk-fusion 5 piece that have been together for less than a year but are starting to sound really good.
… We are bigger and better this year. We have recently opened our coffee bar with outstanding coffee/espresso etc with a small selection of pastries. Coffee bar opens at 7:00 am every day. Our beer bar opens at 1:00 pm on Tues, Wed and Thurs and noon on Friday. 11:00 am on Sat-Sun.
I will be there Thursday. If any of you are down there then, come drop by. I’d love to meet you over some tasty brews. Not to mention we need to shore up Hamp’s business plan. 😉