It will not be long until J. Wakefield Brewing Company is officially open, but in the meantime the brewery is seeking to build its staff for when the time comes. The brewery is looking to hire three beer-mind people: assistant brewer, a cellar man, and a person to fill a packaging position. Becaus ... More >>
In Colombia, there is an export grown that is prized the world over for its quality and energizing properties. That crop is, of course, coffee. Coffee has been thought to have been grown in the mountainous South American country since the early 1700s, when Jesuits brought coffee seeds with them. Th ... More >>
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 >>
In the months since Uber and Lyft have set up shop in Miami and sparked a war of fines and impounded cars with the county commission, the battle lines have seemed fairly obvious. Commissioners -- backed by a powerful union of cab owners and medallion-holders -- oppose changing regulations to let in ... More >>
Bars and breweries are no longer places where you can fill a to-go jug full of beer. Gas stations like Mendez Fuel are now on the list of growing places with growler filling stations. One of four gas stations in the franchise, Mendez Mobile, launched its growler station on Tuesday. See Also: Brew ... More >>
One day, you're part of the most successful pair of Extraterrestres in reggaeton, taking home a collection of Billboard Latin Awards, selling 500,000 albums, and getting millions of hits on Youtube. The next day, you wake up, realize you're one hot papi, and think to yourself, "Why don't I make some ... 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 >>
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 >>
Get this: The national engineering firm in the driver's seat to oversee Miami-Dade's $1.6 billion overhaul of the county's monumentally dilapidated sewer system has a history of violating the Clean Water Act, mishandling radioactive waste, billing for phantom work, and paying kickbacks. In most pl ... More >>
For at least three months, John Renfrow, director of the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, knew about the $18.5 million fine CH2M Hill had to pay the federal government to avoid being prosecuted for time card fraud. Yet Renfrow didn't stop the Colorado-based firm from bidding on a lucrative contr ... More >>
A Colorado-based company vying for a lucrative contract to oversee Miami-Dade County's multi-billion dollar sewer system renovation projects admitted it defrauded the federal government earlier this year. Back in March CH2M Hill and one its subsidiaries agreed to pay $18.5 million in civil fines and ... 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Miami-Dade voters have been inundated with political ads for going on six months now, but among the most visible -- and probably the most risible -- are the billboards all over I-95 and now the full-page Miami Herald ads showing Obama bowing to a Saudi sheik and blaming the Prez for higher gas price ... 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 >>
See also "Shakira's 'Addicted to You' Video May Result in Sex Rehab." A couple of weeks ago, Shakira walked away with four Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year in both the songs and album categories, all despite the fact that her last record, Sale el Sol, was released n ... 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 >>
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.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has a long history of being controversial. Their polarizing anti-meat, anti-research, and anti-fur campaigns can be harsh, in-your-face, and brilliant. And there's no better time for PETA to activate its campaign machine than during Than ... 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 >>
Genting's Resorts World Miami may have the most concrete and eye popping plans, but if the Florida legislature approves resort-style casinos don't expect it to be the only mega gambling venue to pop up in our community. Two South Florida Republicans are preparing to unveil their gambling b ... More >>
If you have electricity in your house, you have paid FPL $268 million ostensibly to build two new reactors at Turkey Point. You'll probably pay nearly $200 million more in 2012. Problem is, those reactors may never be built. Last week we warned that the utility's Turkey Point pla ... More >>
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 >>
Florida's government is apparently "for the corporations, by the corporation." Gov. Rick Scott promised to run Florida like a business, and his fellow Republicans in the legislature are pushing through many "pro-business" reforms.They also happen to be taking in tons of cash from corporations. Fo ... More >>
Florida beekeeper David RukinThere's a perception in the vegan/vegetarian community that beekeepers are perpetrators of animal abuse. They mishandle bees, stealing from them and working them into the ground by harvesting their hard-earned product. David Rukin, one of Florida's most prolific beeke ... More >>
The Obama administration was set to spend $2.4 billion to build a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando in a project that would have created thousands of jobs, but Governor Rick Scott has drowned the plan in a big pot of ideological tea killing all those jobs with it. Now, some other sta ... More >>
Something doesn't smell right about the actions of The Mosaic Co., a leading Florida fertilizer company. OK, nothing ever smells good about the fertilizer business, but in this sense we mean it smells politically funny. The company ended up shelling out $10,000 at a fair auction for a cake baked ... More >>
via Flickr cwbuechelerThe Estrella Family Creamery, producer of artisanal cheeses, has refused to conduct a broad recall of its cheeses after the FDA has found listeria contamination on multiple occasions. This "stand against big government" has resulted in a feud between foodies and regulators.I ... More >>
Despite how it might come off around here once in a while, Riptide deeply respects the duty of daily newspapers. Which is why the recent report of credit raters Fitch Ratings is worrying. Fitch predicts that many newspaper chains will default, dissolve, or be liquidated and that "several cities cou ... More >>
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