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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Aereo, the cloud-based streaming service that lets your watch and record local television stations from your computer, smart phone, tablets and even your television, is headed to Miami on September 2. This is great news for people looking to kick their cable company to the curb, and bad news for the ... More >>
Ashley Maddox, 28, is a waitress at Deco Sandwiches on South Beach. Before her shift began last week, she stood outside the Capital Grille with a few dozen others to speak out against the recently signed HB655 bill, which preemptively bans local governments from creating laws requiring paid sick tim ... More >>
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 >>
Miami's overall economy may still be in recovery mode, but that doesn't mean we're scrimping when it comes to our cars. Luxury cars and trucks make up a higher percentage of the Miami area's overall auto sales than in any other market in the country.
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 >>
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 >>
If you need a car, truck or van. Who you gonna call? Not Maroone. The mega car dealership chain is changing its name, and will from now on be going using the name of its parent company, AutoNation.But does this mean that South Florida most ubiquitous jingle is going anywhere? Will we never be inform ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Wine enthusiasts can indulge in an all-you-can-drink wine tasting celebrating the wines of Portugal at Smith & Wollensky tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10. The Tejo Wine Tasting offers 100 distinct wines from Portugal's Tejo region, a hilly place around the River Tagus.Tejo offers quite a variety, ... More >>
Plans to erect a giant Walmart smack dab in the middle of the Wynwood/Midtown area have garnered headlines, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for Walmart's plans for Miami-Dade. The controversial big-box chain is looking to add six more stores in Miami-Dade in the next two years.
Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company that likes to push the limits with its own unique sense of edgy humor has finally reached its own limit.The frozen treat manufacturer, known for its pop-culture-inspired ice cream names, is suing the producers of Ben & Cherry's adult DVDs, saying the "har ... More >>
Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Don't worry, Marc Sarnoff. We're just not all cut out for show business. The City of Miami's most frenetically incompetent commissioner -- he of the pop-up pedophile-thwarting parks, a personal arsenal of firearms, and lies about his family lineage -- noticed that South Florida is finally becoming ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rollin Soles, the man some say put Oregon on the winemaking map.From the time Rollin Soles first laid eyes on Willamette (rhymes with dammit) Valley in 1979, he "fell totally in love with the place." By 1987, "feeling like one lucky cowboy," the Texan-bred Soles started Argyle Winery (joined soon ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
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 >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
You might not know it from trying to find parking at Aventura Mall, but apparently Miamians love to do a good bulk of their shopping online. More than residents in any other major city in America, actually, and by a large margin.
Ben & Jerry's The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck is in Miami for a six-week tour.Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that features flavors named for hippies, rock stars, and talk-show hosts, is bringing its ice-cream truck to Miami for a six-week tour. Beginning today ... More >>
Pitbull's gonna drop it on the floor at the Billboard Latin Awards.We're now officially entering the final week of the Last Chance registration phase for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference. The absolute deadline is April 25. So all you wannnabe música Latina superstars and ... More >>
Twenty-four-year-old Derrick Burts has revealed himself as "patient Zeta" -- the porn actor who tested positive for HIV and set of a scare earlier this year in California's adult entertainment industry. Burts, who was only active in porn for a few months, occupied an interesting place in the ind ... More >>
The search for Americas next top cigar roller heats up.
They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?
In the Company of Men
Deep in the heart of Little Havana, El Credito's expatriate artisans quietly go about the business of hand-rolling the creme de la creme of Cuban cigars