It’s Sunday Funday! Come in and enjoy Happy Hour all day and $4 drafts! Tons of games to play and lots of beer to enjoy. We open at 4pm.
Just tapped – BOMB! Imperial Stout – Prairie Artisan Ales 13% ABV
Classic Saison – Blackberry Farm Brewery 6% ABV
Sunshine Nectar Apricot Mead – Redstone Meadery 8% ABV
Back on Tap: J’ville Lager – Engine 15 Brewing Company 5% ABV. Come in today and enjoy a 1/2 liter for $5 starting at 4 pm!
Jacksonville’s own lite American Lager made by the fine and funky crew at Engine 15 Brewing Co!
Back on tap:
Invasion Pale Ale – Cigar City Brewing 5% ABV
Bell’s Oberon Pale Wheat Ale – Bell’s Brewery 5.8% ABV
St. Louis Raspberry Framboise – Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. 4.5% ABV
Terrapin Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter – Terrapin Beer Co. 6.10% ABV 12 oz $5.95
It seems like Christmas rolls around faster and faster every year, and it’s right around the corner from us again. This year we’ve taken our favorite stout, Bomb, and spiced it with cinnamon bark for that iconic holiday aroma and flavor. Celebrate the season!
Pushing the envelope on what Belgian beer can be, the common and traditional taste of the farmhouse rarely pushes double-digits in alcohol content, but Struis’ “imperialized” saison does just that- taking a dry, drinkable and refreshing taste and turning it into a sipper.
Deep with burnt orange and goldenrod hues, the beer’s eruptive carbonation soon builds a creamy meringue while its body churns with champagne turbulence. Each pop of the bottle unleashes a peppery and fruit-laden perfume- over-ripened citrus, tropical and orchard fruit lead the way with a spicy tinge to tickle the nose. Its initial taste is lightly candied but sweet and bready with biscuit and pound cake.
Though the ale carries a hearty level of sweetness onto the middle palate, its effervescence bounces off the tongue and lightens the beer’s body and taste. Fruit-forward flavors stem from the sweetness with slightly bruised orange and peach while light apricot and marmalade play softly behind. Lemon, apple, white grape and fig weave into a vinous wine-like taste. Its spicy balance seems of peppercorn, clove, white pepper and a fleeting drift of nutmeg before the spicy alcohol sings a warm chardonnay tone.
The beer’s medium body probably carries a greater heaft than it seems on the mouth, but the strong bubbly action keeps the session lighter and more playful, but with a stern carbonic bite that suggests a mineral and acidic taste and texture. Its peppery finish hinges on hot and prickling as the alcohol gives the phenolic side of the beer the edge in aftertaste.
“This is %*&@# great! Is it really made with dandelions?” — A typical consumer.
Dany, the offbeat brewer at Fantôme, will try anything, and the results are always interesting. A beer made from dandelions would be worth a try if only because no one has ever brewed one before, but the great news is that this is actually a very good beer.
Dany and some cohorts get busy every spring picking bushels of dandelions that grow in the fields around the picturesque farmhouse brewery. The yellow flowers are removed and dried in the sun, then soaked in water for a few days. The thick, dark dandelion “tea” that results is the basis for the Pissenlit, which is made also from traditional barley malt and hops. It resembles a classic saison beer – golden spritzy brew, strong and very flavorful, with a good hop bite. You may have to strain to taste the dandelions, but you know they’re in there.
“Pissenlit” is the French word for dandelion. Literally, it means “pee in bed,” which we guess describes the physical effect the flower has on French-speaking persons. We are happy to report, however, that we haven’t had any problems with incontinence after downing a bottle of this beer.
Packaging: 750ml cork-finished bottles
Cast aside inhibitions and dive into the year’s Birthday Suit, a Sour Abbey Ale brewed with plums and authentic Belgian abbey yeast strain that flaunts complexity and charm. A playful combination of sour tanginess and subtle fruit flavors, this Sour Plum Ale bares it all in honor of Uinta’s 22nd Birthday.
Mini Crown Sliders (3) prepared with Baba Black Lager & roasted garlic and topped with Swiss cheese $6
Stilton Bluecheese & crostini paired with 4 oz. Crooked Line: Cockeyed Cooper (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Barleywine 11.1% ABV $7
Gorgonzola & Crostini paired with 4 oz. Crooked Line: Labyrinth Barrel Aged Quadruple Black Ale 13.2% ABV $7
Seared Pancetta & Crostini paired with 4 oz. Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 9.2% ABV $7
Prosciutto & Crostini 4 oz.Contrail Witbier 5.6% ABV $6.75
Vanilla Noir is Prairie Noir aged on organic, fair trade vanilla beans, and let’s just say it takes a lot of beans! The vanilla flavor compliments the whiskey barrel aging process and adds a delicious layer to the beer.
Join us this Sunday for our weekly Craft Beer & Homebrew Share at Silver Cow starting at 4 pm. The Jax Brew Bitch recently visited Funky Buddha Brewery down in Ft. Lauderdale (twice) and brought back three different brews to share.
Floridian Hefeweizen 5.6% ABV
Hop Gun IPA 7.7% ABV
Blueberry Cobbler 5.6% ABV
For more information about Funky Buddha Brewery, visit:
We will have Funky Buddha Brewery’s Hop Gun IPA on tap and on special starting next week! More details to be announced.
As always, this event is free. Bring in your favorite craft beer or homebrew to share, a tasting glass and be willing to purchase something off our menu. For more information about our weekly bottle shares visit: http://silvercowjax.com/?page_id=393
If you’re new to craft beer and looking for suggestions our neighbors and friends can hook you up! Visit Beer:30 (Riverside and San Marco), European Street Cafe, Alewife Bottle Shop, Grassroots Natural Market, Broudy’s Liquors or any location that sales craft beer.
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Tuesday5 pm - til
Wednesday5 pm - til
Thursday4 pm - til
Friday4 pm - 2 am
Saturday4 pm - 2 am
Sunday12 pm - 6 pm