Two of the top things I love the most include art and beer. The Wynwood area of Miami, Florida satisfies both of those loves, more so than I was expecting. We took an Uber from South Beach to get into the Wynwood area, and the drive (though a bit scary with traffic) was really awesome. I was able to really look around and take in the views and appreciate the architecture and charm of the city that I otherwise did not know was there. Pulling into the Wynwood area, you are immediately inundated with street art in the best kind of way. After winding through some back streets, we were dropped off at Wynwood Brewing Company, which blended well with all of the beautifully painted wall murals. Walking inside, is a small yet really cool tap room. There are a handful of seats at the bar and small tables and seating areas scattered about the tasting room. Planted in the middle of the room was a picnic bench table, which gave the space a nice sense of community. The taproom had some amazing mural art and fine art for sale. I always love when businesses support local artists. There were all sorts of board games available for the patrons and the overall feel of the place casual, and I didn’t feel like I was in Miami at all.
We were lucky enough to snag two seats at the bar. It was ladies night, which offered beers for $4.00 for the ladies. I opted for the flights so I can try more beer without feeling rough the next day. I started with the Rickenbacker Pils, which is their flagship beer. This beer is delicious and very approachable. I would definitely recommend it to both a beginner beer snob or a major beer enthusiast. The Rickenbacker Pils also won a gold medal in the Best of Florida Beer Championship. Next, I has the Wynwood IPA, which is a double IPA. This beer gave me everything I want in a double IPA, the strong hoppy taste without any bitter aftertaste. I was very pleased so far with my flight.
The server recommended that I give my taste buds a minute to chill before taking on the final two beers, which was wonderful advice. The next beer I tasted was Guava the Hutt, which is a Berliner Weiss with guava. I am a huge fan of Goses and would recommend this for those of us that enjoy sour beers. Guava the Hutt was very mellow for what it is, light and crisp with just enough of the pucker to put a giant grin on my face. The final beer in my flight was the Guanabanator, which was similar to Guava the Hutt. Based on the name I was expected a really strong sour, but it was actually quite mellow (for a sour).
I wish that I had more time to spend at Wynwood Brewing Company and I will certainly come back if and when I am ever back in Miami. The staff was very friendly and informative, and I really appreciated the advice on what order I should enjoy my flight of beers. If you end up visiting Miami, I definitely recommend going to Wynwood for the art and staying for the beer.