Tonight: Gravity Brewlab, J. Wakefield Brewing, and MIA Brewing Open to the Public

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Friday is the time to drink some beer.

Several beer-related events are happening this weekend, but there are three milestones in Miami-Dade County: J. Wakefield Brewing launches its tasting room, as does MIA Brewing. Gravity Brewlab is tapping two inaugural kegs of its first official brew, Sunshine State of Mind, at Lokal.

See also: Gravity Brewlab Prepares to Launch First Official Beer in Miami

J. Wakefield Brewing is soft-launching its taproom this Friday and Saturday. According to the company's Facebook page, there will be a ticket system at $6 apiece to handle the anticipated turnout. Each ticket is good for two beers: one specialty pour (eight ounces) and one flagship pour (12 ounces). The brewery will be open Friday from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to midnight. Food trucks Nacho Bizness and Il Florentino will be out front selling food. Here are the beers for each day:


  • El Jefe Hefeweizen
  • Union Jack Porter
  • Hop For Teacher IPASTUSH
  • (Basic Berlinerweisse)
  • Coffee Porter (5pm)
  • Gingersnap
  • Porter (5pm)
  • Hibiscus Hefeweizen (6pm)
  • Peach IPA (6pm)
  • Hazelnut Coffee Imperial Sweet Stout (7pm)
  • Yellow Dragon Tea Berliner (7pm)
  • Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher Berliner (7pm)


  • El Jefe Hefeweizen
  • Union Jack Porter
  • Hop For Teacher IPA
  • STUSH (Basic Berlinerweisse)

MIA Brewing opens its taproom on Friday night too, starting at 5 p.m. But it won't be filling growlers or serving beer flights, at least not yet. Here's what to expect as far as brews go:

  • M.I.A. IPA
  • Miami Weiss - Hefeweizen
  • 305 Lager
  • Tourist
  • Trappe - Belgian Style Tripel
  • Edenboc-Doppelbock
  • Lost In Paradise - Passion Fruit Pink Peppercorn Saison
  • Czar Face - Ukrainian Anti- Imperial Stout

    Rye Tortugas - Galaxy Red Ale

  • Freestyle - Mosaic/Amarillo Pale Ale
  • Mai Tai - Belgian Wit brewed with Almonds, Orange Peel, and Amarena Cherries
  • My Li'l Brony - Session Brown Ale with Maple Wood and Vanilla bean
  • My Li'l Brony Nitro
  • Kilty Pleasure - Scotch Ale Aged on Hickory Wood with Vanilla and Curaçao

  • Kilty Pleasure Nitro
  • Peat Sematary - Smoked IPA
  • Zero Dark Thirsty - Dark Belgian Strong Ale
  • Blue Monster- Grand Cru/Belgian Strong Dark Blended with Blue Agave and aged in Tequila Barrels

See also: MIA Brewing to Open Taproom Friday

Then, beginning at 7 p.m., Lokal will tap dual kegs of Gravity's Sunshine State of Mind.

But there's an interesting twist with this tapping. Each keg holds a slightly different version of Sunshine. "We're tapping one of each at Lokal and letting all of the beer enthusiasts vote," Gravity's Diego Ganoza explains. "The one that wins will become the official Sunshine State of Mind beer."

It could be a tough decision. Ganoza doesn't think anyone has crowd-sourced a beer recipe this way.

Ganoza also released what he says is a tentative distribution list for Gravity's prelaunch beer, which should be available beginning this month. (Three of the beers are already on tap.) Doral's Eagle Brands Inc. will deliver the brew:

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