Miami’s beer scene might be on the rise, but one of its originals – Wynwood Brewing Co. – which has been a mainstay in the popular artsy neighborhood for more than three-and-a-half years and is credited as being the first craft production brewery in Miami. Sales manager David Rodriguez, aka the “Missionary of Beer,” gives us a little behind the scenes of the popular beer spot.
Since its inception, Wynwood Brewing Co. has grown dramatically. Starting off with just four tanks at its on-site brewery and beer room, it quickly expanded to three times that amount, Rodriguez notes. The uptick in production is also why its popular beers like La Rubia and Pop’s Porter can be seen not only at Wynwood Brewing but at popular restaurants and grocery stores around town.
If you want to check out the production for yourself, there’s a coordinated tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. For $10 guests can get a tour, a glass of beer and even keep the glass itself. Better yet, all the money made off the tours go to charity.
While Wynwood Brewing is known for its signature beers, this Thursday at VeritageMiami’s Craft Beer Tasting it’ll feature some newcomers like the Grand Pop’s Porter aged in rum & red wine barrels all available to sample.
The new drinking den that’s gaining all the buzz in Coral Gables is nothing like the neighborhood has seen before. Called Copper 29, it serves up creative, craft cocktails in a retro-chic setting complete with a plant-filled “living” wall.
Heading the bar is Eleftherios "“Lef”” Kraounakis, who has perfect his cocktail slinging chops at places like La Mar inside the Mandarin Oriental. Each drink is broken down on the menu by flavor profile, preparation style and the glassware used to serve it. And if you’re craving a bite (or have had one too many libations) there are items like truffle mac and cheese and meatballs on the tapas-style menu.
Check out Lef making the Lost In Japan cocktail with Kai Shochu, Mastiha FOS, Coconut Matcha Powder Tea, Fennel Seed, Yuzu Juice & 24K Edible Gold Powder in the video above.