Friday, March 27, 2015

Sourcing Suds: Zeta Brewing's American Lager

'Sourcing Suds' is a monthly column by the Beer Apostle, Brian Little, recognizing beer that’s locally brewed and served. You can find a printed copy of this column by picking up a copy of BUZZ Magagazine at your favorite local beer joint. Join him each month as he highlights a local craft beer and where you can find it on tap!

Source: Zeta Brewing Co.

In the heart of Jacksonville Beach, Zeta Brewing Company offers an additional layer of fun, food, and beer to an already lively beach scene. Zeta boasts a prime selection of hand-crafted beer, food, and cocktails, all just a jump, skip, and a hop from the beach!

Head brewer, Chris Prevatt combines his years of experience in food and brewing to produce delicious beers that pair well and compliment Zeta’s diverse food menu. Prevatt, who is a classically trained chef, uses local ingredients to create unique spins on traditional styles, like his Twin Finn Pre-Prohibition light American lager.

Zeta offers a fun-but-sophisticated beach vibe. Stop by on a Saturday, and you're sure to see dozens of visitors in their sunwear pairing one of Zeta's craft beer with a food item from the menu. Zeta is the perfect place to visit, whether you're the beach-goer, the foodie, the craft beer enthusiast, or a combination of the three. Oh, and they offer pretty tasty cocktails too, for those who might be looking for a libation without all the carbs.

Suds: Twin Finn American Lager

Twin Finn showcases what a well-crafted lager can offer the palate. This is a malt-forward and crisp lager—refreshingly pleasing and perfect for the beach—with a subtle citrus burst that cuts through the malt sweetness and adds a hint of bitterness. This pre-prohibition lager demonstrates all the flavors and complexities that a lager has to offer, without using the adjunct ingredients and watered-down techniques used by some of the big beer companies. This is a light(er) beer that brings doesn't skimp on the taste!

“We are a brewpub and appeal to a large crowd—we really have something for everyone—but at the same time, we take pride in the beer we produce and like to focus on one-off brews and experiment with new batches to really please the craft beer drinker,” explained Prevatt. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick bite before the beach or looking to grab a flight of craft beer, Zeta is sure to please.

Zeta is located at 131 1st Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Visit to see everything they have to offer! 

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