10 Questions about Engine 15 Brewing Company
1. Tell us about Engine 15 Brewing Company.
Voted Jacksonville's Best Brewpub for 2011. We are a brewery, beer bar and restaurant. Engine 15 Brewing Co. has 50 continuously rotating craft beers on tap and over 200+ beers available. The beer selection is expertly chosen and always changing! We have the best beer selection of any bar in town! We also have a full kitchen with daily food specials and monthly beer/food pairings.
Oh, and we brew our own beer and you and can brew your own beer as well.
2. What makes Engine 15 special?
Our huge craft beer selection. And we are also the only place in NE Florida where you can brew your own beer (that's wort on the right >).
3. What sort of food do you serve?
Great sandwiches, nachos, empanadas, gyros, homemade chili & Frito pie, flatbreads & salads.
4. Where do your recipes come from?
From the creative minds of the Engine 15 Brew Crew.
5. And where do you get your huge selection of beers?
We use all our resources to find all the best craft beer. We work closely with our distributors to secure rare kegs and get some of the best beer in town.
Current we regularly brew (904) Weissguy, Old Battle Axe IPA, and Rye of the Tiger. We have many seasonal and special brews and we'll continue to change those.
6. What are your top 3 recommendations for someone new to Engine 15?
1. Bar-B-Q Cuban sandwich.
2. Frito Pie.
3. Tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons.
7. What can you recommend to someone looking for something a little different?
Nona's Empanadas (owner Luciano's Nona's recipe).
8. What's the most popular dish?
Bar-B-Q Cuban sandwich.
9. What's your favorite dish?
10. Where did you get the name Engine 15?
The bar is named after a fire engine we own. One of the owners, Luch Scremin, originally bought it with a friend for tailgating at Jaguar games. They would drive The Engine down to games with a BBQ grill, couch, coffee table, foosball table, etc on the back. It was all for fun. When Luch took his home brewing to the next level and attended Siebel Institute in Chicago he thought it was the perfect name for his beer. His partners agreed and now The Engine sits outside the bar as our mascot.