This week, Art Basel and Miami Art Week return to take over most of Miami and Miami Beach.
From Banksy to Basel, tents, shows, and galleries are serving up doses of culture. Miami's craft beer scene has always had a strong connection to art, using brewery walls as gallery space and commissioning talented artists for murals.
As you plan your Miami Art Week experiences, be sure to include some Miami breweries on your list. Here is what's brewing during the festivities.
Bousa Brewing Company. If you're going to the Art of Banksy, stop into this Little River brewery for its "Art and Beer 4 All" event. Each evening from Monday, December 3, to Sunday, December 9, enjoy a 12-ounce beer for only $4. 7235 NE Fourth Ave., Miami; 305-363-5166; bousabrewing.com
Boxelder Craft Beer Market. The Wynwood craft beer bar will host events throughout the week, including free pizza on Monday, December 3, hosted by Nabedi Osorio; a tap takeover and art fair hosted by Untitled Art Brewing on Tuesday, December 4; a Commonwealth Brewing tap takeover on Wednesday, December 5; a limited edition, signed and numbered print for purchase from Graft Cider's artist, Caleb Lin, on Thursday, December 6; and a free shotgun happy hour, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 7. In addition, Coppertail's artist Evan Harris and brewmaster Casey will host a tap takeover with Barrel Aged Pistachio Cryptid, Prickly Pear Sour, Moscow Mule Foeder, and a few others. Along with Coppertail, Super Good Chicken will be serving up fried chicken sandwiches and fries. On Saturday, December 8, El Bagel brings hot and fresh bagels, and Hidden Springs Ale Works will have a special Berliner. And the Pranom pop-up, which travels the country serving Thai street food, will be onsite Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 2817 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-942-7769. bxldr.com.
Concrete Beach Brewery. Concrete Beach will be offering one dollar off all draft beers during happy hour on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7. On Saturday, December 8, the brewery will announce its Deck the Walls can art winner at a celebration with live music and a live art presentation starting at 9 p.m. Concrete Beach will also extend its hours this weekend: From Thursday through Sunday, the social room will be open from 11 in the morning to 2 a.m. 325 NW 24th St, Miami; 305-796-2727. concretebeachbrewery.com.
J. Wakefield Brewing Company. Artist Claudio Picasso will paint a mural at the brewery during Miami Art Week. On Thursday, December 6, from noon to 6 p.m., the brewery will release the Glow Up, an Imperial New England IPA brewed with Mosaic, Galaxy, and Grungeist hops in collaboration with Dope and Dank Following the bottle release, there will be an after party with food trucks from Purple People Eatery and Food Dude, with music provided by DJ Saje. Look for a special can release on Friday, December 7. 120 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-254-7779. jwakefieldbrewing.com.
Kush Wynwood. On Wednesday, December 5, Artist Melissa DiVietri will host a live painting session alongside an Untitled Art Brewing tap takeover including Pineapple Sherbert, Chocolate Stout, Barley Shake, NEAPA and Angry Chair Brewing Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout Collab. Untitled Art will also have their own original prints on display and ready to raffle and sell. Thursday, December 6, artist Ashley Chacon will host a live screen art projection outside of Kush and will be displaying pieces as well as host a live art session. Local artists Karen Ramirez and Valys Echeverry will be participating as well. Friday, December 7th, Collective Arts Brewing will host a tap takeover. Beers available on draft are IPA #7, Life In The Clouds and Raspberry Dry Hopped Sour. The brewery has partnered up with local artist Didi for label art for the Miami can series and Didi will host a live painting session 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have prints available for raffle. 2003 N Miami Ave, Miami;
(305) 576-4500. kushwynwood.com
Wynwood Brewing Company. Wynwood Brewing has commissioned local artist Insano to repaint its facade. In addition, the brewery will extend its taproom hours on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, until 1 a.m. and offer more selections for growler fills and half-priced merchandise for holiday shopping. 565 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-982-8732. wynwoodbrewing.com
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