Miami’s craft beer scene has been growing for years, with plenty of popular local breweries stretching across Greater Miami & Miami Beach, from South Beach to Wynwood, Doral, and beyond. Even better, there are new craft brew hotspots bubbling up all the time.
Start your craft beer explorations in South Beach at Abbey Brewing Company, which has been brewing its own Trappist-style suds in-house since 1995. With a stained-glass window and wooden benches that resemble pews, this laidback spot has an Old World feel. Adding to the fun, the beers have clever names such as the Immaculate IPA, Father Theodore’s Stout, and Brother Dan’s Double.
Wynwood Brewing Company ushered in Miami’s craft beer movement in 2013 when a father-son duo opened up shop in the hip, art-filled Wynwood neighborhood. Swing by for the gold medal-winning Pop’s Porter, made with a blend of roasted malts for hints of chocolate, coffee, and caramel, or La Rubia, a blonde ale with a crisp, refreshing finish, perfect for Miami’s warm weather. Since then, popular breweries and taprooms have popped up all over the neighborhood (did anyone say beer crawl?) including J. Wakefield Brewing, Veza Sur Brewing Co., and most recently, Cerveceria La Tropical. Many of these breweries are housed in spacious indoor-outdoor warehouse-style settings with live entertainment and casual fare – or food trucks – for a festive atmosphere.
For a true one-of-a-kind setting for suds, make your way to South Dade’s Redland area and Miami Brewing Co. at Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, where the craft beers are made with local tropical fruits, such as the Shark Bait wheat ale made with mango.
Source: Greater Miami and Miami Beach Insider
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