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Intuition Ale Works issued cease and desist order over noise

10:25 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They're a big name in the Jacksonville beer business but Intuition Ale Works is brewing up a batch of complaints from neighbors tired of the noise and traffic.

Robert Jackson lives right across the street from the microbrewery and said the noise from private events and day-to-day business is so loud, he can hear it throughout his entire house.

First Coast News looked into Jackson's complaint and found he's called the city of Jacksonville 15 times since October of 2011 in an effort to put a cork in the noise.

"On Sunday morning, I get ready to go to church and there are beer bottles all in my yard, so I can't go to their car and scrape it with a pencil, well I just say 'I ain't gonna do nothing but pray about it,'" said Kenneth Reed, a Riverside resident.

According to a cease and desist citation from the city of Jacksonville, Intuition Ale is in violation of the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board.

We reached out to the craft brewery a month ago, but they declined our request for an interview.

We contacted them again Thursday but they have yet to respond.

Intuition Ale did address the issue on the company's Facebook page saying in part, "we have made the extremely painful decision to permanently close the brewery area."

They added that they will no longer be able to host charitable events.

"They're too big for the neighborhood being 50 feet from a homeowner," said Jackson.

First Coast News

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