Tour the Best Breweries in Wynwood

J. Wakefield Brewing

J. Wakefield Brewing

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By: Miami New Times Writer

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime, or at least a weekend?

Exploring the local breweries that reside in converted warehouses near downtown Miami is a fun adventure you won’t want to miss. Wynwood’s living museum of funky colorful murals attracts crowds, but the unique breweries in the area keep them coming back for more. Come along for a whirlwind tour of a few of the best breweries in Wynwood.

Wynwood Brewing Company

You will have to go off the beaten path to find the Wynwood Brewing Company at 565 NW 24th St. It is located in a trendy yet chill area close to the Wynwood Walls, a couple blocks from the strip. This brewery holds the distinction of being the first craft brewery in Miami. The welcoming atmosphere is typical of a family-owned-and-operated business. Make sure to check out the clever names of the brews. Many are tributes to local people and attractions, such as Father Francisco, Magic City Pale Ale, and Lock On. The menu features a wide selection:

  • Barrel aged strong ales
  • India pale ales
  • Blonde ales
  • Pop's Porter Robust Porter
  • Barleywine
  • Hard cider

The staff members at the Wynwood Brewing Company not only know their brews, but they make the history of this gem come alive with their stories of its origins. The laid-back atmosphere is a great alternative to the lively bar scene, prices are reasonable, and the whole vibe is very comfortable.

Veza Sur

If you are looking for a trendy Wynwood brewery, then check out Veza Sur at 55 NW 25th St. The large black wall branding the brewery is extremely hard to miss. 10 Barrel Brewing Company and Colombia’s Bogata Beer Company joined together to provide an interesting and cozy location that has a feel reminiscent of a home library or den. On the menu, you will find choices that include:

  • Lagers - dark & light
  • Sours
  • Porters
  • Rauchbiers
  • Belgian ales
  • Strong ales

While this brewery can get crowded, it never has that busy, frantic vibe of a club or bar. You will find fast, friendly service even on a busy night.

Concrete Beach Brewery

If you prefer a pub-like atmosphere where you can enjoy some food along with your brew, then head to Concrete Beach Brewery. You'll find it tucked along the other warehouses at 325 NW 24th St, but the vibrant walls spanning its front should attract your attention. Also, don't forget to check out the quirky sign out front featuring entertaining messages that give you a good idea of the fun atmosphere inside. Adding to the uniqueness of this brewery is the interior décor; the walls are lined with local artwork that is all for sale.

Get ready to enjoy pub-style food and the expansive list of brews, including:

  • Vienna-style lagers
  • Indian pale ales
  • Pilsner
  • Märzen
  • Rose ales
  • Spiced ales
  • Wheat ales
  • Saison
  • Malt liquor
  • Witbier
  • Imperial stouts

J. Wakefield Brewing

If you aren't careful, you could mistake the front of J. Wakefield Brewing as just another art installation in the many creative Wynwood Walls. The graffiti-covered brewery is found at 120 NW 24th St. However, this is the tap room you are looking for, complete with Star Wars décor. If you are a fan of either side of the Empire, it is a must-see spot.

J. Wakefield Brewing is known for its unique brews that use local ingredients and have unexpected twists, such as Gewurztraminer grapes, mangos, Masumoto Family Farm peaches, Walkers Wine Family secret house Rose grape juice blend, Ancho chili peppers, and many more! You’ll have to come in to taste some of the other unique ingredients J. Wakefield Brewing is known for. The brews come from their 15-barrel brewhouse. House brews are heavy on the sours, and there are also some seasonal options.

Don’t Miss Out

You are now prepared to hit up some of the best spots in Wynwood to get exceptional craft beer. Keep an eye out for the many other breweries in the area as you roam about. Any Wynwood brewery is sure to offer you an experience you won't forget. Remember as you take your Wynwood brewery tour to call a Lyft or designate a driver. Have a fun time but stay safe; don't drink and drive.

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