Miami breweries are making sure you have a fresh supply of potable water to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
From now until Friday, breweries are filling virtually any container with water — for free. If your stomach churns at the thought of drinking water out of the tap at home and you missed out buying bottled water at the store, there's never been a better time for homebrewers and beer enthusiasts to put those empty kegs and growlers to good use.
Abbey Brewing Company. 1115 16th St., Miami Beach
The taproom lies in an evacuation zone and, according to Instagram, is "monitoring the storm closely, to insure the safety of the Abbey Family."
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. 8000 NW 25th St., Doral
The brewery is filling any container with water for free today and Friday until 11 p.m.
Concrete Beach Brewery. 325 NW 24th St, Miami
Closed at least Thursday through Sunday because of Irma.
J. Wakefield Brewing Company. 120 NW 24th St., Miami
Spokesperson Rocco Riggio tells New Times the brewery will fill growlers with water from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. Cans of Slammin Bones and the Green Monster IPA are on sale until they run out or until the taproom closes on 4 p.m. Friday. The brewery will reopen after the storm has passed, Riggio says.
Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery. 13416 NW 38th Ct., Opa-Locka
It's open with normal hours and "keeping an eye on Irma" while offering free water fills and other beer specials.
Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company. 7360 SW 41st St., Miami
The brewery is still holding Jazz Thursday with Justine Garcia at 8:30 p.m. However, live music for Friday and Saturday are to be determined.
M.I.A. Beer Company. 10400 NW 33rd St., Doral
Co-owner Eddie Leon says his brewery is filling growlers, crowlers, and kegs today and Friday. M.I.A. is also offering $20 cases of 305 Golden Ale. At M.I.A., the taproom is the only part of the brewery that's operating. The brewery sits farther inland than most others in the area, but Leon is still taking precautions. "Our taproom is still open, although we did shut down brewing operations this week in case we lose power," Leon says.
[Updated] Miami Brewing Company, 30205 SW 217th Ave suite 100 in Homestead
Owner Peter Schnebly contacted the New Times, saying that he's currently securing the brewery and setting up backup power. As soon as they get back up and running and "everything's normal," Schnebly says, the brewery will open for beer and water. "We all need a big prayer down here," Schnebly says.
Nightlife Brewing Company. 1588 NW Seventh St., Miami
Juan O'Naghten, co-owner of Nightlife Brewing Company, says his brewery is located in a city-owned space, which has flood barriers, and is trying to work with the city to let him serve his community by filling growlers with water. Follow on Facebook for updates.
The Tank Brewing Company. 5100 NW 72nd Ave., Bay A-1, Miami
The brewery is filling any "growler, jugs, or buckets" and offering a buy-one-get-second-half-off growler special.
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Veza Sur Brewing Company. 55 NW 25th St., Miami
The brewery will "keep you posted" on Instagram about adjusting hours in preparation for the hurricane.
Wynwood Brewing Company. 565 NW 24th St., Miami
Wynwood Brewing will fill growlers or any other container with water all day today (Thursday) until 9 p.m. and will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Broward and Palm Beach Breweries:
The following breweries across Broward and Palm Beach Counties are offering free water growler fills: Saltwater Brewery, LauderAle, Copperpoint Brewing Company, Twisted Trunk Brewing, NOBO Brewing Company (five gallons per person), Due South Brewing Company, Tequesta Brewing Company (fiver gallons per person), Barrel of Monks Brewing Company, Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers and the Garage Project (where all beers are $2 off until the brewery closes Friday), and Banging' Banjo Brewing Company (five gallons per person). At 26 Degree Brewing Company, located at 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, all canned beers from the taproom are half off.