February 17, 2017: JAX BREW BUS ADDS NEW 30-SEAT BUS TO ITS TOUR LINEUP
|Jax Brew Bus co-owners Wes Cain, Mike Maulsby, Jason Coats|
with the new addition to the bus tour lineup
(photo by Linda Johnson)
Co-owners Mike Maulsby, Jason Coats and Wes Cain had been thinking about adding seats to its tours for several months as demand for the brewery tours has steadily increased since the company's tours began in June 2016. The new bus, formerly an amusement park shuttle bus obtained from an Orlando tour company, made its way to Jacksonville last week. The larger bus complements the company's 14-seat passenger bus, and tours will now use both buses.
|The original 14-passenger bus (photo by Linda Johnson)|
|The new bus.... outside....|
(photos by Linda Johnson)
Each Jax Brew Bus tour includes stops at three local breweries, where tour guides pour 3-5 samples of house beers for riders to experience. Several of the breweries also offer food options, which passengers can purchase separately. The bus provides empty half-gallon growlers, which can be filled by riders with beer of their choice at the breweries and then enjoyed on the bus in between stops. The Jax Brew Bus encourages riders to drink Jacksonville beer. Recently, Jax Brew Bus added a guided tour of the brewhouse at Engine 15 Brewing Company's downtown production facility, led by the Jax Brew Bus staff, after a training session with Sean Bielman, co-owner of Engine 15.
For more information about the Jax Brew Bus tours and to reserve a seat, see its website.
Linda Johnson, Certified Cicerone®
Disclosure: Please note that this writer is employed part-time by Jax Brew Bus as a tour guide. This story is intended to be factual, informational and newsworthy in nature.