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Miami’s First Craft Brewery Keeps The Beer Flowing In Wynwood
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 X. 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.
Copper 29 Brings Cocktails With A Side Of Chemistry To Coral Gables
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 & 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.
Hector Acevedo / El Farolito / Stefano’s Lounge
• 2 oz. Espolòn Tequila Blanco
• ¾ oz. Lime Juice
• ¾ oz. Grapefruit Syrup
• 1.5 oz. Indy Seville Orange Soda
• Garnish: Dehydrated Grapefruit & Rose Petal
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Samuel Adams and Brown Forman Beverages / Jack Daniels Liquors partnered for a sixth year to presen Burgerliscious 2016, mouth-watering burger event. Congrats to 1st place winner Pincho Factory and to Rok:BRGR for winning “People’s Choice." Participating Coral Gables restaurants included:
• American Harvest Eatery
• Big Easy Winebar & Grill
• Blue Martini Brickell
• Bulla Gastrobar
• Burgerfi – Coral Gables
• Christy’s Restaurant
• The Café @ Coral Gables | Books & Books
• Copper 29
• Dee-Lish Cupcakes
• Inner Fire Grill
• Johnmartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
• Off The Mile Restaurant
• Pincho Factory
• Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
• Rok BRGR
• Shula’s 347 Grill
• Shake Shack
• Seasons 52
• Sushi Maki
• Swine Southern Table & Bar
• Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill
• The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables Restaurant
• Tum Tum's Asian Street Food
• Ventanas Restaurant At Four Points By Sheraton
Stefano’s Lounge Adds A New Twist To A Classic Spot
The word is out — Stefano's Lounge on Key Biscayne has a brand new creative cocktail program, courtesy of the Cocktail Cartel guys.
The newly renovated space, open Thursday through Saturday, features a variety of unique drinks. Some of our favorites include El Farolito made with Espolòn Reposado Tequila, Grapefruit Syrup, Lime and Indy Seville Orange Soda; Carlito’s Way made with Santa Teresa Añejo, Ginger Nectar, Citrus, and Vanilla Bean Soda; Crandon Park Sour with Polish Standard Vodka, Lemon Verbena, St. Germain, Absinthe rise, Chamomile Bitters with Cucumber Soda; and the visually stunning selection of gin and tonics inspired by painters that have shaped the art world.
Do yourself a favor and get over there before everyone gets in on this new spot. In the meantime, check out the images below and the video of Eddie Fuentes making The Old Fashioned Key Rats w/ Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon.
Sweet Liberty / The Beast Of Bourbon
The Beast of Bourbon
• 1.5 oz. Jim Beam® Black
• ¼ oz. Spiced Rum
• ¼ oz. Coffee Liqueur
• Splash Honey Syrup
• Splash Allspice Dram
• 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
• Grated Espresso Bean
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I love trying out the places after an episode! I get to try a new place that I already know!! Keep it up!!
Great interviews and a better way to discover new places vs reading reviews. Seeing the food makes a difference where in reviews you can get people that are angry or biased.
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I love watching all of the chefs from Miami talk behind the scenes with the host Lauren. it looks like they are having a blast making this show and make me want to visit those restaurants. Quality show that I could totally see become a TV based show some day! LOVE IT!