Saturday, May 26th, 2012: The “Hopjacks Filling Station” is finally open for business!
Hopjacks is the premier specialty beer provider to the Pensacola region. Hopjacks “Filling Station” is a small yet well stocked craft beer specialty retail store (emporium) and tasting bar with artisanal food product offerings. Hopjacks Filling Station is managed and staffed by Tim Dohms, one of the foremost beer experts in the area, who writes the “Beer Garden” weekly column in the Pensacola News Journal and who has been syndicated in numerous online blogs and magazines for his extensive beer knowledge. Employees are dressed in blue jeans and custom “mechanics style” button down shirts. Hopjacks Filling Station presents services in 3 major areas:
A tasting room area for the 21+ crowd offers guests to relax and take pleasure in our assortment of rotating 33 specialty beers on tap. A large percentage of these draft beers are not available anywhere within nearly 100 miles. In addition, beer flights are served in the tasting room. A beer flight includes four, 3 oz. tasters selected from the beers on tap to give the guest a chance to try an array of beers that they most likely have never had. A minimum of three themed beer flights are offered at all times that will change on a regular basis.
Retail Beer Sales
Retail beer sales focuses on stocking an ever-changing wide variety of craft beers from across the United States as well as a vast collection of beers from abroad. Customers can mix and match their own six-pack from a specific set of choices. Large format and hard-to-find beers are offered. Products are available room temperature and chilled in coolers. Hopjacks growlers will be available in the near future to be filled from the list of weekly beers on tap. Specialty wines are also be available.
Cured Meats & Cheeses
Imported and artisan domestic cured meats are available by the pound with varieties such as soppressata, cacciatorina, prosciutto, coppa, bresaola, and hard salamis. Specialty cheeses also be offered by the pound including Caveman Blue, Humboldt Fog, Cowgirl Creamery, and Rogue Creamery to name a few.
Hopjacks Filling Station also carries ancillary products and services that include:
- Craft beer influenced items such as specialty glassware, brewery shirts and hats, bottle openers, books, etc.
- Bar snacks such as mixed spiced nuts, marinated olives, charcuterie plates, rillettes, and dried fruits.
- Brewery-produced foods such as Anderson Valley and Sierra Nevada’s line of mustards, Stone’s variety of hot sauces and marinades, etc.
- Commercial grade chocolates
Our very own, Ashley Midkiff, mixes up pop culture with heavy doses of booze. #winning
See the most recent feature, “This Hook Will Bring You Back,” in the Pensacola News Journal.