Four bands took the stage July 20 at Colonial Oak Park on St. George Street in St. Augustine for the Sing Out Loud Session IPA release party. The audience was able to sample the new brew by Intuition Ale Works formulated especially for the 2019 Sing Out Loud Festival. Intuition’s director of sales, Daniel Courts, said the beer is made using Amarillo hops and has a melon, citrus and kiwi flavor profile.
“A session IPA is meant for people to enjoy several over a session,” Courts said. “Most IPAs are 6% to 7% alcohol. The beer released today is 5.1%. It’s fun and easy to drink for everyone.”
The custom brew will be available at all Sing Out Loud shows with proceeds benefitting JASMYN, a nonprofit youth services organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13 to 23 in Jacksonville.
The release party also put a spotlight on the Sing Out Loud Festival, which kicks off Sept. 6 at Colonial Oak Park. With a roster of 334 national, regional and local performers, the fourth annual Sing Out Loud Festival set a new record for number of acts playing at 11 venues through Sunday, Sept. 29. The four bands that played the kick-off party will also perform during the festival ― The Wobbly Toms, Sugarbeats, The Wild Shiners and Bedsweater.
The festival features 334 performers ranging in genres from indie rock, Americana, blues, hip-hop and electronica to spoken word, bluegrass, punk rock, jazz and comedy. Every performance is free and open to the public with exception of the Saturday, Sept. 21 Kacey Musgraves Benefit Concert.
For more information, visit www.singoutloudfestival.com.