• Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    "Our F-You Stand:" Flush Macro Beer Away at Kush Dissenter Release Party August 13

    It takes a lot to anger craft beer drinkers but when they start flushing mass-produced swill down the toilet, then clearly a line was crossed. With the encroachment of macro beers (Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors -- a.k.a. "The Big Three"), Wynwood's Kush is taking a stand against them with a cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The Inside Track on Wynwood's Concrete Beach Brewery

    Miami's latest about-to-open brewery, Concrete Beach Brewery, is finally closer to opening after some delays. Short Order was invited for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the construction underway in Wynwood, and a chat with president and craft veteran Alan Newman. We meet under the slim shade outs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood

    Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Kush Taps Rare Keg of J. Wakefield, Stone Brewing Collaboration 'Hot Lil Miami Tart' July 10

    Kush, Wynwood's pub specializing in craft beer, will tap a rare keg of Hot Lil' Miami Tart, the collaboration beer made between Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing Company and San Diego's Stone Brewing Company on July 10. Brewed at Stone's Liberty Station brewery, Hot Lil' Miami Tart is a Berliner Weiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Craft Bar and Q: Three Friends Create Edgewater's Newest Craft Beer Bar

    What happens when three guys walk into a closed-down restaurant in Edgewater? You get a new craft beer bar called Craft Bar and Q with a kitchen serving grub prepared by Passion BBQ. The three guys are Steve Lantz, Rusty Johnson and Eric Wacks, who are all friends. The old bar was formerly known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Mighty: A Coral Gables Craft Beer, Cocktail, and Sausage Bar Opening May 7

    In the absence of Abraxas Lounge, similar bars that cater to the craft beer market are beginning to pop up in Miami, such as the Mighty, which officially opens May 7. Ryan Brooks, owner of the Mighty, moved from San Francisco in the wake of the burgeoning craft beer market in Miami. See also: Ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Craft Beer-Killing Bill Passes in Florida Senate

    The good news first: The Florida Senate passed a bill today that clears the way for craft breweries to sell 64-ounce growlers directly to customers. The bad news: the bill places so many other regulations on Florida's booming craft beer industry it could kill it before it gets a chance to blossom.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Craft Brewery-Killing Bill Advances In Senate

    In 47 states, beer drinkers can happily purchase and imbibe from 64-ounce growlers, the glass jugs commonly sold at smaller or craft breweries. In Florida, Prohibition-era laws have kept the size illegal, prompting a years-long effort by Sunshine State craft brewers and supporters to join the rest o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2014
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    March 7, 2014

    OTC and Wynwood Brewing Company Three-Course Dinner Pairing and Special Release Beer Tomorrow Night

    Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami's first craft production microbrewery, has been years in the making. After two years of heavy anticipation, their taproom opened in October of last year. A grand opening was held in December, which means you have no excuse of why you've yet to sample any one of their b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Fight To Legalize Beer Growlers and Beer Tastings in Florida Heads Back to Tallahassee

    Last year, an attempt to rewrite Florida law to legalize beer growlers went nowhere fast in the state legislature. But with the craft beer industry continuing to grow in Florida, lawmakers are going to give it another shot. This year, another related bill would also legalize beer tastings, which are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    J. Wakefield Collaborates with Stone Brewing for Special Brew

    Remember that time when Greg Koch from Stone Brewing came to Miami in November? It turns out he liked the Magic City so much that he wants to do a collaboration brew with Jonathan Wakefield from J. Wakefield Brewing Company. Wakefield will fly out to San Diego shortly after the New Year and meet u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    J. Wakefield Brewing to Launch Pop-Up Beer Garden for Art Basel

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company has an early Christmas gift for Miami. During Art Basel, the brewery will host a pop-up beer garden. Scheduled to take place on December 6, Wakefield is expecting to have 15-20 kegs on hand -- including some of his famous easy-drinking Berliners and possibly several do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing to Open Taproom on December 4, Hires New Brewmaster

    When Gordon Biersch closed last month, Nik Mebane nearly found himself out of a job. But luckily, another brewmaster position was available at Wynwood Brewing Company. And Mebane landed the gig. Rumors of Gordon Biersch's imminent closure had kept him on edge for months. After moving to Miami in Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Stone Brewing's Greg Koch Coming to LoKal Burgers and Beer on November 17

    Heads up, Miami beer scene: Stone Brewing Company co-founder and brewer Greg Koch will be at LoKal Burgers and Beer in Coconut Grove on November 17. He will tap the special release keg of "Enjoy By 12/12/13" IPA. Koch will make his appearance at 7:30 p.m. and will sign autographs and answer questi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Concrete Beach Brewery: Alchemy & Science Brewing Moves Into Wynwood

    It's finally official. Concrete Beach Brewery is coming to Miami. The Alchemy & Science Brewing Collaborative project headed by Alan Newman and Stacy Steinmetz formally announced yesterday it will arrive in the Wynwood Arts District. Construction for the new brewery began earlier this month. It wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Government Shutdown Screws MIA Brewing, Schnebly, and Others

    The government shutdown has put some Miami start-up breweries on hold, at least those who have applied for federal permits. Indeed, brewers and even wine and spirits makers, are being affected in some way. See also: Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Concrete Beach Brewery: Miami To Get Another New Beer Maker

    Another new brewery could be coming to Miami. Alchemy and Science Brewing Collaborative, the Vermont-based company with a growing brood of craft breweries, filed a trademark application for Concrete Beach Brewery in August. Even more telling, a basic search for the aforementioned name yields three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Brewskis: "Hook Up and Trade Up" Exclusive Bottle Trade and Tasting This Sunday

    An important part of the craft beer culture is trading bottles with fellow collectors and Brewskis in South Miami recognizes this which is why they are hosting Nightlife Brewing Company's "Hook Up and Trade Up" bottle trade event on August 18. Bottle trading is serious business. These are gatherin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Michael Demetrus Signs On With MIA Brewing as Brewmaster

    For a startup brewery, hiring a brewmaster is serious business and MIA Brewing Company moved one major step closer to opening when it brought in Michael Demetrus, a brewer with not only a wealth of knowledge but several years in the industry. Coming straight out of the Windy City, he is set to begi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    4th Age Brewing: Chris Campos and Danny Morales Hang a Shingle

    The craft beer industry starts with the act of brewing your own, at least in part, and like many homebrewers, the guys of 4th Age Brewing are taking their skills to the next level by launching a company. Chris Campos and Danny Morales are the brewmasters behind the fellowship of 4th Age. And they a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Boston Beer Company Coming to Miami? UPDATED

    The Magic City might be getting some high-profile attention from the largest craft brewery in the United States, the Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams beer. Is it true? If so, then this would be a huge boost to the craft beer scene in Miami, which is already on the cusp of seeing the openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Sergio's Adds Craft Beer and Tapas to Its Menu

    Sergio's Restaurant, the old guard for Cuban comfort food in Miami, is adding to its skinny selections by adding craft beer and tapas to their menu. Known as one of the neighborhood bastions of Cuban eats in Miami for almost four decades, the place hasn't changed much over the years. But Sergio's v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Florida's Growler Bills Officially Defeated

    Beer geeks across the state of Florida have tears in their beers as the bills legalizing 64-ounce growlers didn't make the final cut when the Florida legislature ended its session last Friday Senate Bill 1344 did not make it past the Commerce and Tourism committee and the House's version, HB 714, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Miami Brewing Company to Start Canning Big Rod Coconut Ale

    Miami Brewing Company, the beer side to Schnebly Redland's Winery, purchased a canning line and their signature Big Rod Coconut Ale (5.4 ABV) cans will begin to appear in local stores by late August, said Schnebly's Director of Sales and Marketing Joe Reyes. The canning line should arrive sometime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Veritage Miami Craft Beer Tasting Event: Get Half-Priced Tickets With Voice Daily Deals

    Veritage Miami is the multi-day wine and beer event that features notable chefs, prestigious wineries, and craft brewers all coming together to benefit the United Way.Veritage Miami, formerly the United Way Wine & Food Festival, is celebrating its 18th year with an impressive roster of events wh ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    Spiegelau's Matt Rutkowski: Labels Lie, German Beers Mostly the Same

    As the craft-brew scene explodes across South Florida, how exactly do you learn about beer?(Besides drinking it in massive quantities.) Learn from the experts. Duh.We spoke with Matt Rutkowski, U.S. vice president of Spiegelau (the guru of beer glasses), about the biggest myths circulating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Florida Legislator Trying To Legalize Growlers So You Can Drink More Good Beer

    Ever had a sinking feeling that something isn't quite right while surveying the beers at your grocery store? Sure, the selection is fine -- maybe not as many local craft beers as you'd like to see, but hey, this is Miami after all. But wait. Why are all the beers SO SMALL?Turns out there's a 45-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Jim Patton, Abita Founder and Wynwood Brewing Genius, Dead at 59

    Jim Patton, brewmaster for Wynwood Brewing Company, Abita Brewing Company founder, anthropologist and craft beer pioneer died last week, he was 59. Luis Brignoni Jr., Wynwood Brewing Company founder, said: "It is with our deepest of regrets and sadness that we say goodbye to our brewer and frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    First Annual Biscayne Brewers Exposition This Sunday at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus: All Local Brewers

    This Saturday the Biscayne Brewers Exposition will be held at the Kovens Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University, and will feature area brewers who are known for creating the best product in their line of work.What originally was going to be a home brewing co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Jim Patton, Wynwood Brewing Genius, Talks Craft Beer, Abita and Anthropology

    There is a mantra that goes something like this: do one thing and do it well. For Wynwood Brewing Company's brewmaster, Jim Patton, that one thing is making good beer.Patton joined Luis Brignoni's brewing operation last month. He, Brignoni and Luis Brignoni Sr. are currently preparing to open the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Schnebly Miami Brewing Company Signs With Gold Coast Distributors (Photos)

    Big things are happening at Schnebly Miami Brewing Company. First the beer appeared at LoKal Burgers and Beer, then a short time later at World of Beer-Dadeland. Now: across Florida. Late last month, Miami-Dade's first craft brewery signed a distribution contract with Doral-based Gold Coast Beverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Wynwood Brewing Company Signs Lease, Plans to Open by November

    Read also "Beer History Milestones" and "Beer Snobs Rejoice! Wynwood Brewing Company Soon to Open." Short Order announced the opening of Wynwood Brewing Company last year, but Luis Brignoni lacked a place to set up his brewery. On Monday, though, he signed a lease. Nonbelievers, listen up.The Wynwoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Schnebly Miami Brewing Company Introduces First Tap at LoKal Burgers & Beer

    Yep, it's official. Miami-Dade's first craft brewery, Schnebly Miami Brewing Company, now has a tap at LoKal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove. No longer will Schnebly's exotic craft beers be confined to the outer limits of Miami. Schnebly, also known as Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery, curr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Best Cheap Beers: If You Must Buy at a 24-Hour Gas Station, Here Are Your Choices

    Most of us working stiffs don't have mad cash to drop on huge quantities of good-quality beer. What is the alternative? Twenty-four-hour gas stations stocked with little rescue kits of mass-produced brew.There are many selections, but here is a list of ten that every beer fiend should consider when ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    Free Local Beer Tonight at Lokal in Coconut Grove

    American Craft Beer Week is the mother of all suds lovin' celebrations. Lokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove is embracing this momentous occasion by giving over its taps to beers brewed locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Starting at 6 p.m., newly-opened Due South Brewing Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    American Craft Beer Week Just Ahead: Wagyu Beef, Tiger Prawns, and Discounts on Suds

    American Craft Beer Week in Miami begins Monday, May 14. What better excuse do you need to dress up like Gambrinus with beer stein in hand for seven days in a row?Brown Distributing is helping Miami shake its non-beer-loving image by driving all over the county to make sure there are enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Brews and Bites Wednesday: Fancy PBR and Truly Local Microbrews

    Local craft beer is here in Miami for all to try at the Brews n' Bites craft beer tasting event this Thursday at Mary Brickell Village. It kicks off the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival. There will be over 100 craft beers to try. Among those with a tap list are local beer purveyors Luis Brign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Craft Brewjas: Meet the Women Who Love Beer

    Known to be a white liquor city, Miami is currently enjoying a craft beer explosion. With Schnebly Redland Winery and Brewery becoming the city's first to export its beer and Wynwood Brewing Company on the cusp of opening its doors, Magic City cicerones have a lot to look forward to. Between the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Miller Time in Miami: Miller Beer Moving Latin American HQ to Miami

    ​Miami has never been known as a beer town -- but maybe having MillerCoors, the company known for beer brands such as Miller, Coors Light and Corona, move their Latin American headquarters from Bogota, Colombia to Miami, could change that perception. Miller will move 50 to 70 corporate employees f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Schnebly's: Miami's First Proper Brewery

    ​Schnebly's Redland Winery and Brewery has a fine reputation for making tropical fruit-flavored wines and beers, but now the owners are building  on-site brewing equipment. Having garnered a distribution license, the place is set to become Miami's first real brewery in one month, says Joe Rey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Florida Beer Company Says Bud Light Stole Their Blue Bottle Idea

    ​Now that craft beer has firmly established itself as more than a market niche, beer giants are looking to microbreweries for their next edge. To wit:Anheuser-Busch Inbev is going bottle to bottle with South Florida's Florida Beer Company and FBC is not too excited about it.Next month the bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Beerfest, Beer Wars, and Beer By Itself

    Thoughts from all over: -Saturday is the 12th Annual New Times Original Beerfest, in case all the fanfare has eluded you. Show up at 7 p.m. with $25 in hand (or buy tix in advance now - highly recommended), and you'll be rewarded with four hours of non-stop beer sampling, eating, and live music. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Interview with Beer Wars' Director Anat Baron

    Anat Baron poses with brew.It's going to be a beer-filled kind of week, folks. First, New Times' Original Beerfest is only five days away. If you haven't grabbed your tickets yet to the four-hour celebration of import and craft brews, you can pick them up here. Second, this Thursday is the opening o ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Do You Detect a Draft?

    Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure

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