First Love Brewing

Who We Are

First Love Brewing is built around the idea of pursuing your passions and dreams. We are driven by the people we meet, the community that we live in, and the places we visit.

Through this, we aim to bring together great beer and good people under one roof.


About The Owners

Upon graduating high school, Kevin and Jessie left their home state of Maryland to attend the University of Maine. It was there that Jessie developed a passion for craft beer and the craft beer community. In her free time, she studied the history of beer, the science behind it, the different regions and varieties of it – simply put, she was obsessed. She finished her degree and immediately enrolled in the American Craft Brewers apprenticeship, where she interned at Harpoon Brewing Company in Vermont. 

One night, while enjoying beers around a wood stove on a snowy December evening, Kevin and Jessie decided they wanted something of their own. Since then, Jessie graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild, worked at renown breweries up and down the east coast, completed the Advanced Theory in Brewing Science through Siebel University, and is currently enrolled in Auburn University’s Master’s Program in Brewing Science working towards her level 3 Ciceron certification. Kevin moved to Fernandina after graduating from UMaine’s School of Business. He took a job as a groundskeeper for a new tennis club in Nassau County, where his talents and knowledge were instantly recognized by ownership. Kevin was quickly promoted to Marketing Director where he began to manage day to day operations of the club. 

At the age of 27, he was promoted for a second time to General Manager. This proved to be a great fit for Kevin, as he continued to build relationships within the club and community as a whole. Gregarious in nature, Kevin is constantly working with members on and off the court. When he’s not at the club, you can catch him running, skateboarding, or enjoying the beach. When asked what he enjoys most, Kevin simply stated: “Spending time with my best friend and the love of my life, Jessie”. “

We’ve worked hard over the past decade to gain experience in our respective fields and help make this dream a reality. First Love is about pursuing one’s dreams and passions in life. We are driven by the friends we meet, the places we visit, and community that we love. We are thrilled to share our dream with you.” Thank You, Kevin and Jessie

“A man who lies about beer makes enemies.” – Stephen King

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato

“Ah, beer. The cause of and the solution to all of life’s problems.” – Homer Simpson

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

We are open the following days and hours:

Wed – Fri: 4pm – 9pm 

Saturday: 12pm – 9pm

Sunday: 12pm – 7pm 

Yes, we do. We can reserve tables for parties of 10 or more with 24-hour notice. We also do private events including rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, and other special events. For information on events contact

We schedule and plan private beer dinners at our location, but we do not cater First Love beer dinners at other establishments. For information on private beer dinners email


Yes, the brewery is small and can only accommodate groups of six or less at a time, but tours can be scheduled with taproom staff. To schedule a tour, call 904-310-9721 or email

Most of our grain and hops come from the mid-West or West Coast, but we use local ingredients as often as we can to flavor our beer.

No, we do not currently distribute any of our products.

We are accepting applications. Send inquiries to

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…and inspired by those we meet.


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