Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. to Reopen in Downtown Miami in July 2023

The principals at Biscayne Bay Brewing Firm say they’re poised to make historical past after they reopen as a taproom and kitchen later this month. In line with co-owners Jose Mallea and Nick Bonfiglio, Biscayne Bay will grow to be the primary brewery to open in downtown Miami, because of a challenge 5 years within the making.

Mallea introduced plans to open a brand new Miami location of his Doral-based brewery in 2018, securing a lease on the historic Submit Workplace constructing at 100 NE First Ave. The crowdfunded challenge, facilitated by the identical visionaries who just lately unveiled Julia & Henry’s within the outdated Walgreens constructing at 200 E. Flagler St., will supply its distinctive, four-story food-hall expertise.

“We knew instantly we needed to be part of it and that it was the proper dwelling for our model,” Mallea tells New Occasions. “Miami deserves high quality craft beer in a top quality crafted house.”

After a number of affected person years awaiting renovations to the neoclassical 1912 edifice, Biscayne Bay Brewing Firm will once more serve up suds to thirsty Miamians beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19.

Initially, Biscayne Bay Brewing Firm would be the complicated’s solely working tenant, with future ideas rumored to incorporate the primary stateside restaurant from a well known Mexican chef, a Japanese izakaya and sake bar curated by a world-renowned restaurateur, and a mezcal bar.

One of many space’s longest-operating breweries, Biscayne Bay Brewing Firm started producing beer in 2014 and opened its first taproom in 2016 in Doral. The brewery location was initially deliberate for Little Havana however finally relocated to the bigger house with hopes for growth.

When the brewery’s Doral taproom ceased operations on the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Mallea put his deal with a five-year partnership with the Miami Marlins, making a bespoke ballpark brewery expertise at LoanDepot park with the 2021 opening of Biscayne Bay Brew Corridor. Positioned within the stadium’s atrium, the three,000-square-foot house presents baseball followers a big bar space the place they’ll select amongst a number of kinds of draft beer, together with Biscayne Bay’s signature Marlins lager.

On the third ground that after housed the Miami Climate Bureau Workplace, Biscayne Bay’s new digs will supply a conventional taproom expertise, full with views of a glass-enclosed manufacturing house the place a four-barrel system will produce a sequence of experimental and one-off beers.

A wraparound bar on the heart of the house is dwelling to a dozen beers on faucet — a lineup that features Biscayne Bay’s core beers just like the “Tropical Bay” IPA, “Miami Pale Ale,” “Regatta” double IPA, and “Colada” porter, in addition to a rotating lineup of seasonal and visitor beers.

The brewery will serve a small menu with savory small plates like a charcuterie board and Mediterranean-style dips, Wagyu picanha crostini, and bao buns. Bigger choices embrace a four-cheese flatbread, a Wagyu burger, a tuna salad sandwich, and an Angus rib eye.

An expanded leisure lineup is deliberate for the house with one-of-a-kind activations, together with seasonal beer launch occasions, weekly dwell music performances, and sports activities viewing nights.

“The opening of our flagship location is a dream come true. We’re so proud to be part of Miami’s revival…whereas serving to to protect [this building’s] legacy for generations to come back,” sums up Bonfiglio. “The outdated Submit Workplace constructing carries a way of historical past, an architectural marvel that provides depth and character to the brewery. And now, it is about to embark on an thrilling new chapter.”

Biscayne Bay Brewing Firm. 100 NE First Ave., Miami; 305-381-5718; Open 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday by Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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