Just what Miami was missing! A tour of Miami’s exploding craft beer scene! Brew Bus Miami‘s Highway to Hops tour is just that! Unlike your traditional historic Miami tours, this tour focuses on the up-and-coming beer industry developing right here in South Florida.
The group that brings us Brew Bus Miami’s Highway to Hops tour is Cici, David, and Kush. Cici and David found their affinity for craft beer on a trip to Delaware and a visit to Dogfish Brewery. Kush, owner of LoKal Burgers & Beer restaurant in Coconut Grove, hired David as his restaurant beverage manager and together, all three decided to try and change the culture for craft beer drinkers in Miami. This team has brought Miami a beer drinking adventure!
Our tour began at Lokal restaurant where the team met and greeted its group, handed out souvenirs, lead us to a nice and comfy bus that took us off to our first destination, the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL.
This brewery is a 20,000 square foot brewing facility that brews some local favorites that can also be taken to go in Growlers. The tour guided us through different areas of the facility and explained their functionality while sipping some ready-made brews like their Doc Brown Ale, Hop Gun, Floridian, and Pineapple Hop Gun. At the conclusion of the tour we hopped back on the bus and went off to our second destination, M.I.A. Brewing Co.
M.I.A. Brewing Co. is an under construction facility in Doral, FL. At this stop, we witnessed the construction of a beer brewery and had the opportunity to ask questions about the process and development of the facility while sampling a Mandarin Kolsch Puree and a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.
Our final stop was the Wynwood Brewing Co. in Wynwood, FL. This brewing company is located in the heart of Miami’s street art exhibit in Wynwood. The Wynwood Brewing Co. opened back in 2011 and has become a fan favorite among the craft beer geeks. With a newly finished and open Tap Room, we sampled some of the brewery’s flagship beers like the American Blonde Ale aka La Rubia, Wynwood IPA, Pops Porter, and lastly, a Vindu Wheat Wine.
Brew Bus Miami’s Highway to Hops Tour is definitely a must-take tour whether you are a local or are visiting from out of town! A beer-filled brewing experience you will not forget!
For tickets, schedule, and more information, visit http://miamibrewbus.com!
Check out some photos from our tour!
Photo Credit: Aaron Golobowich and Katrina Golobowich