For the past few years, the brewery scene in Miami has become the talk of the town – with many of them becoming regular hangout spots where patrons can sip on cold suds, enjoy great eats, and participate in games and activities.
Aside from offering some of the best craft beers in the area, oftentimes, these breweries also offer free or cheap tours of the facilities. (Some may even throw in a free brew!)
If you’re looking to become a beer connoisseur, try checking out one of the below brewery tours.
This Wynwood brewery pays homage to its Cuban roots. The original La Tropical dates back to 1888 in Havana until it eventually made its way to the Arts District. Guests of the Cerveceria will want to try their core beers, La Original and Nativo Key while exploring the garden curated by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Brewery tours at this location happen every Thursday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. and are free (though a donation is recommended for Fairchild Gardens).
The Doral-based brewery is considered an OG in the Miami brewery scene. The taproom serves its own label along with guest labels from other breweries around town. To see how the magic happens, tours are available on Saturdays, on the hour every hour, from 1-6 p.m. The $7 admission fee also includes one complimentary pint of any M.I.A. flagship beer – and you get to keep the glass!
Not only can you get delicious dishes at this Thai restaurant, but a brewery sits just inside with a menu full of house beers that will have you coming back for more. While the craft brewery doesn’t offer a set date or time for tours, we’ve got an insider tip for you: If you’re interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look into the facilities, head to EST.33 on a Friday and ask for Head Brewer Todd Space, who may be available to walk guests through the entire brewing process when he is onsite.
If you’re up for the drive, head a little farther south to Homestead, where you’ll find Miami Brewing Co. Since the taproom is open and the fermenting tanks are visible, there is no real tour offered here. However, there is a tasting available for just $20. The fee will give guests the opportunity to try four 4 oz. beers, plus a complimentary full pint of your choice. The brewery is on the same grounds as Schnebly Winery, so if you really wanted you could also get a tour and tasting there as well.
Although Veza Sur has currently paused its brewery tours due to the pandemic, it’s definitely worth a visit as the buenas vibras and cervezas are always flowing there. Previously, Veza Sur’s complimentary brewery tours took place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6 p.m. After the tour, each guest received a free brew on the house. We will update this post when these tours resume.
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