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Engine 15 Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Engine 15 Brewing CompanyEngine 15 Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 17.34%
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 223
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 50
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

1500 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250-2621
United States
phone: (904) 249-2337

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(Place added by: CampusCrew on 07-02-2010)
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Redrover:
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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%

I was able to stop by here during my latest visit to Jacksonville. It is located in the same strip mall as Mojo BBQ, which makes a good one-two punch.

They have a small patio in front as you enter. The bar is to your right and I would guess it seats about 15. There are several picnic type tables to share. The brewing equipment is back and to your left.

They are still working out their permits to serve house beers, but you can brew your own on premise. A couple of guys were doing that during my visit and they were getting some expert instruction from the staff.

The bartender was quick and had good knowledge of their rotating taps. She is the type of tender that you hope to get at a good beer spot.

They offer 30+ taps with some really nice local and not so local options. I had a nice beer from Cigar City and a unique smoked lager from Germany. They offer several flights and give you the option to design your own flight. I though the prices were very reasonable. They offer a limited bottle selection stored in a cooler at the end of the bar.

I did not try the food this time, but in looking at the menu, I did see several things I will try during my next visit.

Redrover, Jul 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

hydropossum, Apr 08, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%

This is very beer-centric venue, with on site brewing, educational brewing programs, and a craft beer clientele.
Very good tap selection with a broad range of on site brews in additional to a gine slection of most American brews. Guest brews included Cigar City (2), Sprecher, Smuttynose, Six Point and Terrapin.
Very speedy service given the rather pressing demands from a multitude of customers.

chinchill, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

jakengle, Feb 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Hands down my favorite Jax place to hangout! The staff is awesome, there is plenty of beer to choose from and the food is great! Is you enjoy stouts and they have their Chupa Cabbra get it! If it's barrel aged pick some up to bring home! It is great aged. The atmosphere is a place that once you are there you feel home.

SDean82, Jan 28, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -15.7%

This is a good little hangout with 50 beers on tap, they also have a pretty neat brewing program for those who want to start brewing without buying all the equipment. The beertenders get really busy and sometimes there isn't enough people behind the bar to help...patience comes in handy sometimes when you are here. The atmosphere is very friendly and they sometime play chicken poop bingo! Around christmas time is a great time to be here they brew a different beer for 12 days...if you make it to the end you get a free beer a day for the rest of the month.

ashleylake, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

nickfl, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Engine 15 is a regular stop for my wife and I, we love the laid back atmosphere of the place, the good food (Split Sheboygan -Awww Yeah!), and most importantly the beer selection.

They recently upgraded the beer menu from a chalkboard to flatscreen TVs that broadcast the beer/abv/type/glass, which makes for a much better process of selection. If you still can't decide what you want, no worries, just ask for a sample or do a flight. Everytime we're there we always start with a flight of new beers to try. WeissGuy, Nutsack, and Mosaic WetHop are my personal favorites from E15s own brews.

The food menu while small in selection is big in flavor. Anything with a Brat in it is good, can't go wrong with a good Brat. Their Frito Pie is really good, was nice to see a Texas favorite in Florida!

Service has always been spot on for us, we've never had a problem getting the bartender's attention or really even had to, we finish a beer and they're there asking if you're ready for another.

We might be a bit bias because this is our go to place, but it's awesome to us and we recommend everyone to check it out for themselves.

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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DMACH, Oct 15, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

So, I just spent nearly 10 minutes giving a very insightful, verbose, eclectic review, and the ole CPU shut down on me. I am reluctant to re-review, so I am going to give a synopsis of my previous review, which should be fungible in both its integrity and details (without all the details).

A nice littel joint in a strip mall (not fond of). Great local selection with 6 or so house brews as well as Cigar City and Florida Beer Co represented. 20+ other brews including some Belgians and typical craft beer.

Service was competent without being overly doting and "homerish". One aspect I liked was the permanantly reserved table for some older patrons (Bonnie and Wilbur?). I happened to be at the table directly adjacent to them and noticed the sign that said "This table reserved daily at 4:30 for Wilbur and Bonnie. If you find yourself here at that time, pound sand", or something to that effect. The couple seemed lovely and were having a great time.

I would certainly return here again. It is kind of in no-mans land as it is about 2 miles from the beach and 1 mile from any kind of industrial (Target, Wal-Mart, Publix, etc) commercial area.

I had the Double Drop IPA and I must say it was quite delicious. A new pet-peeve of mine has become the ubiquitous Session IPA; isn't that just a Pale Ale? They had a session IPA on draft weighing in at a hefty 4.9% abv.

SaCkErZ9, Aug 14, 2013
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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%

One of the best places I have been to in Florida solely owing to (mostly local) beer selection, though I also liked the patio. In a strip mall near the coast. A long bar, with knowledgeable staff who knew the beer reasonably well. Decent house beers, with some very good guest taps. Fast to give tasters. Good sized samples. An effort to have many styles, with a bias toward saison a Florida favourite. Friendly people. Safe, relaxing, reasonable prices.

Sammy, Jan 17, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -50.6%

First off, this only gets two because they have a decent beer selection. If you can get by with being overcharged and horrible service, then read on.

OK. Traveling for work and was dying for a beer bar in JAX Beach. Low an behold I find this establishment. Upon entrance, the place is somewhat crowded for a Wednesday @ 5:30. Sit down at the bar and then proceed to wait 20 minutes for a beer. I'm desperate at this point and don't have the energy to go elsewhere. They have over 30 draft lines and I settled on a nice IPA. I asked about happy hour and was informed the prices were 1$ off all drafts. So I start drinking my beer and start perusing the limited menu to find something to munch on. I try to attract the bartenders attention to place my order numerous times, only to get brushed off. The only time she came by was when my beer was empty. Food was decent for what it was (don't expect anything CLOSE to gourmet) which was sad as alot of beer bars I've been to in my travels have decent eats.

That being said the service is Horrible. If they didn't have beers that I couldn't find in New England I probably would have left. So I ask for my tab and upon review noted the 1$ off all my drafts was applied but the price on the reciept for 2 of my beers was wrong. The board clearly said 5.50 and they charged me 6.50. I grabbed the bartender (another 10 minutes to attract her) to let her know and she went to who I can only assume was the manager to explain. She then comes back and tells me the price in the computer is correct and the price on their chalk boards is incorrect. She gives me this dumb look and I proceed to ask her if they expect me to pay the 6.50 and she says yes. I tell her no based on what I'm looking at. She goes back to the manager who then stands on two kegs to change the board before giving me my 'revised' check. He then comes back to me, throws it down and says 'you'll see multiple charges because I had to change it". I then look down to see its the same price. Disgusted, I just sign and leave as they clearly have no clue. The couple next to me asks what happened and when I tell them (they apparently are regulars) they say its not the first time they have seen this happen.

Bottom line. Beer selection is great. Pay with a credit card to protect yourself. Service is better in a third world country. Oh and check your bill as they will try and pull a fast one on you and expect you to pay for their mistakes. They put the "ass" in class when it comes to running a business.

I'd rather drink BL in a can than return to this place.

Anaom, Sep 13, 2012
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94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.