Intuition, abinbev connection? pls settle this for me

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by digita7693, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    So on my recent visit to Jax, and visiting all the wonderful places, someone, who was a huge fan of Bold City, starting disparaging Intuition saying they had connections to AB and had gotten investments from them and they will never set foot in there. I had never heard of it, and could only imagine that perhaps their beer is distributed by an abinbev distro?

    Anyone able to shed some light on this?

    side note:
    I love how the jax scene is growing and love going from Bold City to Intuition and then on to Kickbacks.
  2. flabeer

    flabeer Initiate (132) May 22, 2007 Florida

    They are connected to Winn Dixie.
    Not so sure about InBev. InBev doesn't exactly invest or loan money. They will buy the brewery or a majority portion of the brewery. SAB Miller does have a branch, Tenth and Blake, that actually loans money to breweries and consults on start-ups as well as buy-ins.
  3. Hands22

    Hands22 Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Florida
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    In addition to the above info, they are distributed in Jax by Champion Brands.
  4. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Which means?

    and thanks for the info thus far:slight_smile:
  5. Hands22

    Hands22 Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Florida
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    Nothing sinister :stuck_out_tongue:

    Champion is a pretty good distributor that has a good amount of craft in their portfolio (and they're not AB owned). Just answering the second question in your initial post.
  6. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (324) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    I think one of the head brewers dad is a high up/partial owner of Winn Dixie. My buddy used to work for champion brands and told me about intuition. They make some quality brews, or at least the ones I have had(pale ale and I10 IPA).
  7. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I rather enjoy the tasting room, good beers and nice people.
  8. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Aspirant (227) Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    I've always heard it was family money, and have never heard AB mentioned. That must be something Bold City drinkers tell themselves to rationalize drinking mediocre beer.
  9. nickfl

    nickfl Poo-Bah (3,436) Mar 7, 2006 Florida
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    Lies and slander. The owner's family founded Winn Dixie, that's presumably where the money came from. If anything, Intuition actually has less of a connection to AB than bold city does since bold city is distributed by the local AB distributor, but both intuition and bold city are independent and I would guess that both are too small by a factor of ten for AB or tenth and Blake to be interested in them yet.
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