This weekend, Brew Dogs' stars James Watt and Martin Dickie wrapped filming of their third-season South Florida episode with a final tasting party at Miami's Wynwood Brewing Company.
On Saturday, February 14, Watt and Dickie unveiled a specialty Miami-inspired beer brewed with Wynwood Brewing Company, a beer they say encapsulates everything they feel represents South Florida -- and South Florida suds.
If you aren't familiar with the show, it goes something like this: The Brew Dogs duo -- owners of the UK's fastest-growing brewery -- travel across America visiting beer towns known for celebrating distinctive craft brews. As a grand finale, they set out to create a locally inspired draft in collaboration with one of the breweries featured in the show.
A few hundred beer lovers turned out at Wynwood Brewing Company on Valentine's Day for a chance to be on camera for the Florida episode. The taproom was maxed out with patrons eager to meet the Brew Dogs team, who waited for the show's final shoot to begin as Watt and Dickie captured footage around the area. Around 6:30 p.m., the tasting party kicked off and the two shared their final thoughts on Florida, as well as the beer they brewed in collaboration with Wynwood.
We can't release details about the two-month-aged collaboration brew because of Esquire's confidentiality agreement, but you can get a hint of what the final product was all about by checking out the people who attended the event and tagged Wynwood Brewing Company on Instagram.
Otherwise, you'll just have to wait and see for yourself when the episode airs this spring. You can watch Watt and Dickie tour their favorite South Florida breweries by tuning in to Esquire's third season of Brew Dogs when the show returns to the Esquire Network in April.
There is one thing we can disclose, however: how fast the taproom ran out of its specialty release. On Saturday, Wynwood Brewing Company prepared a specialty La Rubia American blonde ale aged with cinnamon buns for patrons before the official Brew Dogs party. The keg was tapped at 4 p.m. and was gone about 15 minutes later.
If you're bummed you missed the La Rubia tapping and tasting party -- and the free beer samples -- there's still hope. Rumor has it Wynwood is considering brewing the Brew Dogs collaboration beer again for its episode watch party in April.
The Miami-centric episode will highlight Watt and Dickie's favorite local brews, including stops at Broward County's Funky Buddha Brewery, Palm Beach County's Due South Brewing Company and Saltwater Brewery, and Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing and Wynwood Brewing Company.
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.
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