Jacksonville craft brewery to launch downtown taproom

Local craft beverage producer Bold City Brewery is expanding, with plans to open a storefront and test kitchen by fall 2016.


Local craft beverage producer Bold City Brewery is expanding, with plans to open a storefront and test kitchen by fall 2016 at 109 E. Bay Street, adjacent to a new restaurant in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

The building’s owner, Jacques Klempf, leased 1,530 square feet to the business for its new enterprise. Klempf is a partner in a Jacksonville restaurant group that includes Bold City’s immediate neighbor, the Cowford Chophouse, currently under construction.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Bold City Brewery to the neighborhood,” Klempf said. “Having a Jacksonville brewery next to the Cowford Chophouse will help solidify Bay Street as an integral part of downtown’s identity as an emerging dining destination.”

The brewery’s Bay Street space will commence build-out in the first quarter of 2016, with plans to open in fall 2016. The company is excited to expand its facilities for the local clientele.

“With all of us being born and raised in Jacksonville, we have always wanted to see a vibrant city core. We are excited and humbled to have the opportunity to participate in the revitalization of downtown,” Kevin Miller, a customer relations representative at Bold City Brewery, said. “This brewing test kitchen will anchor us and allow our brewing team to flex their muscles and brew beers that we are unable to at our production facility due to a tight brewing schedule. This furthers our commitment to helping the city we love live up to its Bold City name.”

Bold City Brewery has operated a brewery and taproom since 2008 at 2670 Rosselle Street, where it continues to maintain its headquarters.

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