Ruby Beach Brewing was the last stop of our Jax Ale Trail trip on Saturday and I managed to get two different beers to review before we called it a day. Four breweries in one day while you are drinking solo is not the best idea – Mena will definitely have to help next time.
Ruby Beach is in downtown Jacksonville, Florida so it is a little busier than the Springfield Historic District but street parking was super simple right near the brewery. You’d never know that Ruby Beach had such a big space from the outside but upon entering we were definitely surprised.
The tap room is not terribly big but they have an event space upstairs and their outdoor beer garden is huge and had it not been freezing, we would’ve definitely opted to sit out there.
Let’s dive into the beer, we skipped the food truck this time so we will update the review and add the food options the next time we go.
Ruby Beach Brewing Beer
I decided to grab two different beers on tap but I definitely want to go back because the variety that Ruby Beach has to offer is insane!
You know a beer means business when it is served up in a fancy, albeit smaller, glass than the other beer you ordered. This was a great hazy that went down smoothly – a great way to end a day of drinking that started at 11 in the morning.
Rocko’s Modern IPA
Type: IPA with Mandarin Orange
Love the throwback to Rocko’s Modern Life with the name. As soon as I tasted this beer I was immediately brought back to the day I tried my first tangerine IPA which was a Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 which I loved and this beer by Ruby Beach was equally as good if not better.
I’m kind of bummed that we did not get to spend a little more time at Ruby Beach Brewing but it had been a long day and Ollie was over his mama and papa’s brewery shenanigans. We will definitely be going back to try out more of their awesome brews and the food truck out back.
I must not fail to mention that they do offer crowlers of their beers to purchase to go. That’s another thing we will be doing during our next visit as I am mad at myself for not grabbing some of Rocko’s Modern IPA to go – I could use a nice glass of that right about now!
If you are ever in the downtown Jacksonville, Florida area, I definitely recommend stopping by Ruby Beach!
About Ruby Beach Brewing
“We are passionate about crafting unique and inspired craft beers using locally sourced ingredients. Our goal is to continue to brew beers for the discerning beer connoisseur.”
Ruby Beach Brewing 228 E Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: (904) 647-6044
Thank you for checking out our review of Ruby Beach Brewing in Jacksonville, Florida. Do you have any recommendations of other breweries in the area? What’s your favorite brewery on the Jax Ale Trail? Comment below!
Ruby Beach Brewing
Ruby Beach Brewing was the last stop of our Jax Ale Trail trip on Saturday and I managed to get two different beers to review before we called it a day. Four breweries in one day while you are drinking solo is not the best idea - Mena will definitely have to help next time.