What You Must Know About the Miami Brewing Company

Miami Brewing Company

Miami Brewing Company

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By: Miami New Times Writer

Located 30 miles south of Downtown Miami, you will find the small town of Homestead, with a larger-than-life atmosphere that is home to the Miami Brewing Company and many other family-centric businesses. People are drawn to this out-of-the-way location with its subtropical weather all year round and love the fact that it boasts one of the best breweries in Miami, the Miami Brewing Company.

A Unique Approach

If you want something different that you cannot find anywhere else, you will discover it in the brews at the Miami Brewing Company. This brewery has a strong commitment to local tastes and flavors. In fact, the company was inspired by Miami and everything it has to offer. Local flavors are poured into every batch of brew to produce truly unique specialty beers.

A Rich History

The Miami Brewing Company first opened in 2011 and its roots in the community go even deeper. Founder Peter Schnebly loves the Miami area and all it has to offer. He started up Schnebly’s Redland Winery in 2003 and specialized in using local fruit.

Schnebly was aware that in other areas of the country craft breweries were a hot business. He combined his passion for brewing with local ingredients and his urge to bring craft brew to Miami, creating the Miami Brewing Company.

The two businesses share the same site, which means a stop here offers a little something for everyone. It is the ideal location to please both beer and wine drinkers. In 2014, Schnebly’s RedLander Restaurant was added, so both the winery and brewery serve lunch and dinner.

What’s on the Menu

If you are visiting the Miami Brewing Company, you can always get the main lineup of the best craft beers. These include:

  • Big Rod Coconut Blonde Ale: Coconut, caramel, and vanilla flavors with a slightly sweet finish and overall smoothness
  • Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale: A malt with a smooth delivery and a mango finish
  • Miami Vice India Pale Ale: Flavors of citrus, pine, and herbs mix smoothly, providing a dry sweet finish
  • Gator Tail Brown Ale: Chocolate and coffee combine for a velvet delivery with a rich feel

If you want something even more unique in your craft beer in Miami, then look no further than the seasonal offerings of the brewery. These include:

  • Jack O' Spades: A pumpkin ale brewed with pumpkin puree and spices
  • Little Havana Café Con Leche Milk Stout: Creamy sweetness of French vanilla with a coffee finish

Your Brewery Experience

When you visit the Miami Brewing Company, you will immediately be impressed by its size. This is not a crowded hole-in-the-wall place. The brewery is located in a converted warehouse, so its spaciousness means it doesn't get too crowded, even at the busiest of times. Park style benches and picnic tables provide plenty of seating space, and there is also a large outdoor area with more seating and a stage. Noise levels inside are reasonable, making it a great place to visit with friends or family. You can also meander outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Keep in mind that it is very family-friendly with plenty of fun activities, including cornhole, pool, ping pong, and arcade games.

The bar can get busy, but service is fast and the staff has a friendly approach to every guest and expansive knowledge of the unique brews. If you don't know what to get, don't be afraid to ask for recommendations and try something new.

Plan Your Visit

The Miami Brewing Company currently has a 3.5-star rating on Yelp with 70 reviews, many of which said the reviewer planned to return for another amazing experience. You'll find the brewery at 30205 Southwest 217th Avenue in Homestead, FL. It is in an agricultural area and slightly isolated, but there are road signs directing you along the way. Doors are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Sunday hours are 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.