Fernandina Beach’s Mocama Beer Company is getting ready to debut a new satellite taproom in its mixed-use community within Wildlight, located at 123 Tinker Street in Yulee.
The new 2,000-square-foot taproom will move into the community’s former StoryCenter in the summer of 2023, according to a press release. Mocama Wildlight will feature ample parking and outdoor space for community events, activities, and games. Customers can expect a large custom bar and lounge room featuring the brand’s distinctive products through 12 taps, a curated selection of craft beers from around the world, and an enhanced wine program, which will be available by the glass, bottle, or to-go.
“From the beginning, Wildlight was created to encourage community connections through a vibrant mix of neighborhoods, walkable trails, and dining and retail options,” said Wes Hinton, Vice President of Wildlight. “We’re excited to offer residents a social hub that embodies the authentic Nassau County spirit with the addition of Mocama’s thoughtfully-designed concept.”
Mocama Beer Company currently operates out of a 3,500-square-foot taproom in Fernandina Beach. The former 50’s car dealership was transformed and opened in 2020, offering 24 taps, a big beautiful bar, ample seating, and custom walnut lounge furniture. The company, operated by CEO Derek Imes, is now getting ready to open a second location in Wildlight’s mixed-use master-planned community inspired by a character, culture, and way of living called “Florida Lowcountry.”
“We hope to create a welcoming space for friends to gather and drink great beer,” said Dan McCranie, Mocama Beer Company’s operations manager. “Our vision perfectly aligns with the goals of Wildlight, and our new partnership allows us to serve even more residents as we expand our Northeast Florida presence.”