Basel Biergarten to Pop-Up in Wynwood
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Last year, one of Art Basel's biggest hits was nowhere near the beach. Instead, it was a pop-up bar selling Florida brews and smoked meats to Wynwood revelers.
And for the second year in a row, the popular Basel Biergarten is back. Come December 5, they'll be setting up shop at 2600 NW Second Avenue.
"The focus of the event is local: local artists, local beer, local musicians. We work closely with Brown Distributing and support their Drink Like a Local campaign," says co-founder Andres Barrientos.
He and James Bowers are also the dudes behind Miami Smokers, and they've partnered with some other folks to re-create the biergarten.
But it's not only about brews. In keeping with Art Basel, there will be art, too.
"Our good friend Danny Fila, AKA Krave, will be doing some live art -- potentially a whole mural. He's also working on securing five more local artists that will be painting throughout the days. Their work will be auctioned on Saturday night. Details are still vague on this, but this is what we're working towards," he explains.
They're also working with Gummdrops music to get some local bands onsite. They plan to have two live sets per day and a DJ for the rest of the time.
In addition, their employees will be getting a thorough brew-training. "We're also working hard to train our girls and give them knowledge about beer," he adds.
There won't be any food trucks this year, but Miami Smokers will be selling their goods on site, so hungry revelers will have plenty to eat.
The biergarten will be open from December 5 - 7 at 2600 NW Second Ave. with a "soft opening" and Miami Smokers Kickstarter launch party on Wednesday, December 4.
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