The American craft beer movement is in full swing. With the help of homebrews, brewpubs, and taprooms, South Florida has been able to develope its own collection of local breweries worth talking about. Here are a few must know local beer makers for those bottle traders, growler fillers, or anyone else just looking for a good, cold pint.Read More
10 South Florida Craft Beer Destinations
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Abbey Brewing Co.
Half brew-pub, half dive-bar, the Abbey Brewing Company totes the title of being Miami Beach's oldest brewery. With its worn interior and sophisticated, old-world beer list, the Abbey is the perfect destination for any local beer-snob.
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Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
We're still waiting for Biscayne Bay Brewing Company's taproom to open up, but their beers are already being poured at bars and restaurants all over South Florida.
Concrete Beach Brewery
After much anticipation, the Concrete Beach Brewery Social Hall opened this past May. They may be one of Miami's newest kids to the block, but their Stiltsville Pils can be found right along side Cigar City and Brooklyn Brewery down most South Florida beer aisles.
Due South Brewing Co.
Like most micro breweries, Due South Brewing started out as a homebrew. This one was on founders Mike and Jodi Halker's back porch. Visit the taproom and you can still sit in lawn chairs beneath overhanging lights right along side their stainless steel drums.
J. Wakefield Brewing
When Thor's in town from Asgard, he sets his hammer down at JWB. When Master Chief is in need of a pint, he hangs his helmet on a peg at JWB. Also known as the Mos Eisley Cantina, the J. Wakefield Brewery has become known for its tasteful interpretations of classic styles and adventurous seasonals.
The homegrown kids at LauderAle have been making their small batch brew since January 2013. The Nano Brewery produces only about 20 barrels per month. The taproom, located in Fort Lauderdale- hence the name-, was built using as much natural and recycled materials as possible. They even donate all their used ingredients and by-products to nearby farms to help support the local environment.
MIA Brewing Co has been taking things slow. They're trying not to bite off more than they can chew, just yet. Now that the taproom has been open for a few months they've quickly gone from their No.1: Miami Weiss traditional Hefeweizen to churning out the No.16: Moo Over Miami chocolaty Sweet Stout.
Tequesta Brewing Company
Matt Webster honed his skills crafting beer as the Brewer for the Corner Café and Brewery in Tequesta, FL, before opening Tequesta Brewing Company right next door. With no less than nine of their 40 specialty beers on tap at a time, there always seems to be something new to try at South Florida's first microbrewery.
The Funky Buddha Brewery
The Funky Buddha Brewery's humble beginnings began in a hookah and tea lounge (now their brewpub) and has grown into one of South Florida's largest craft microbreweries. Serving up concoctions most often found in a kitchen than a brewery, such as: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale, Funky Buddha keeps the bar high for other beer makers with fun seasonals and a strong year-a-round list.
Wynwood Brewing Co.
The Brewmasters at Wynwood Brewing Company are artists. Taking cues from the art district around them, they are creating "a work of art in every glass" as their motto goes with tap handles as their spray cans and hops as their medium.
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