Ocean Drive Magazine: Pitcher Perfect

BISCAYNE BAY BREWING COMPANY IS QUICKLY EXPANDING INTO THE RETAIL MARKET SERVING UP THE BEST ALE IN THE 305.

BY BECKY RANDEL

Unless you’ve been hiding under a barrel, you’ve likely noticed that local craft beer and homegrown breweries have become a boom – ing business in South Florida. Case in point: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company has quickly grown from a direct-to-restaurant cult favorite to a full distributor of bottled varieties with a popular tap room. “Miami is still a very young craft beer market and I am confident we will continue to grow our fan base of loyal craft beer drinkers,” says co-founder and President Jose Maella. Based in Doral, BBBC is a 15,000-square-foot facility serving 10,000 beers per week in its thriving tap room while distributing to more than 300 accounts from Palm Beach to Key West. Their three bottled flavors—Kapitan’s Kolsch, Siren’s Saison and Miami Pale Ale—are sold at more than 30 retail locations, such as Total Wine & ABC Liquors. For a company that has doubled its production since opening the tap room in 2016, Maella says their top priority is maintaining consistency and flavor across all of their products. “We want our customers to appreciate the diversity of flavor in beer and always know that they can try our product with confidence at their favorite bar, restaurant or local store and it will be exactly the same experience every single time.” Need more proof? The ales and lagers themselves are made with hops and malts sourced from around the world, infused with the waters of the Biscayne Bay aquifer. The line currently boasts six core offerings and a total of 16 unique styles in the tap room, including aged barrel beers. We’d tap that. 8000 NW 25th St., Doral, biscaynebaybrewing.com

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Miami.com: Cheers! These new craft beers are available in Miami in December

From Christmas ales to Coquito-flavored craft beer, Miami’s breweries have season bend to their new releases in December.

Here’s a look at the new beer debuting at South Florida breweries this month — some of which will mark the occasions with holiday parties.

Biscayne Bay Brewing

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New at the Doral-based brewery is  Biscayne Bay Strong Ale, aged in whiskey barrels with notes of caramel and apple. At 11 percent ABV this new brew packs a punch. The limited edition brew will be sold in 22-ounce bottles for $18 at the brewery.

They will be having contest to name their new beer and on Dec. 16 they’ll host a Toys for Tots and Jeep meet up event then an Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 23.