Miami brewery J. Wakefield Brewing has announced the date for its official grand-opening brouhaha, and ticket sales for the event are now available online.
The brewery's taproom, which opened to the public in early January, will host a craft brew extravaganza featuring more than 60 specialty beers on tap and four food trucks. Fans of the newly opened Miami brewery who would like to sample some special suds must buy tickets to gain access. And the brewery will be packing them in (tickets sales cap at 1,000).
Wakefield has been busy since opening six weeks ago. Just last week, the Esquire Network show Brew Dogs was onsite filming for an upcoming Season 3 episode featuring hosts Martin Dickie and James Watt's favorite South Florida breweries. Wakefield will be part of the show's new season lineup.
With so much going on, it's been a wild ride planning the grand-opening celebration, says Matt Smith, the brewery's social media manager. But this is one craft beer bash you won't want to miss it.
It'll all go down Saturday, February 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Smith says the brewery will offer more than 30 of its own craft beers, as well as 20-plus guest taps featuring specialty releases from Florida breweries (think Cigar City's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and Funky Buddha's Last Snow).
Brewer Johnathan Wakefield confirms that his La Nada, a Russian imperial stout; It's a Trappe, a Belgian quad brewed with cherries; and a Lychee Rose STUSH will be available. There will also be a number of highly coveted national brews, including Zombie Dust American pale ale from 3 Floyd's Brewing Co. out of Indiana.
During the event, Il Fiorentino, Original Greek, Mr. PB&J, and Purple People Eaters will roll through with plenty of food to help you soak up all the brew.
The $60 entry fee will get you unlimited four-ounce pours of more than 60 beers from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Visit jwbrewinggrandopening.brownpapertickets.com.
Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.