Florida Craft Brewery: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company http://biscaynebaybrewing.com/
Established: Brewing onsite since 2012 and distributing to South Florida since 2014. The taproom officially opened August 16th, 2016.
Location: 8000 NW 25th Street Suite 500, Miami, FL
Known For: Biscayne Bay Brewing’s most popular offerings are their ‘Biscayne Bay Saison’ and ‘Miami Pale Ale’. The Saison was an acceptable attempt at the style. Unfortunately the Pale Ale wasn’t available during my visit.
Current Beer Menu: I drove down to Biscayne Bay Brewing for a couple of reasons. First, when I was checking out their website I saw that they listed having three barrel aged beers on tap. I thought, man this is going to be a great spot because no one has…show more content… It was a tad sweeter then I typically look for in the style, but I enjoyed it all the same. I would have really enjoyed seeing where the Stranahan barrels would have taken McDaddy. From the ‘Double Nine (double) IPA’ you will get grapefruit in both the aroma and on the backend when you finally get the hop bite. It was definitely very malt forward though, which I always find odd when it comes to an IPA or DIPA. Interestingly enough my favorite beer of the day was a Dunkelweizen named ‘Wendyweizen’. It was probably the best Dunkel I have had for some time. ‘La Colada’ was the last beer in my flight. It’s an English style Porter brewed with Cuban coffee. I did get a slight roastyness from the coffee, but found the beer to be very light with not much body to it. If you’re going to brew with Cuban coffee the beer should pretty much jump up and bite you. McDaddy and La Colada were also on nitro, but I didn’t try either one. The guest tap list unfortunately blew away anything Biscayne Bay brewed in-house. With beers like Dogfish Head ‘Olde School’, Civil Society ‘Fresh’, Lagunitas ‘Brown Shugga’, Lagunitas ‘High West-ified Coffee Imperial Stout’, and M.I.A. Brew Company’s Tourist Trappe Tripel and Ultra Mix DIPA the taproom felt more like a craft beer bar than a brewery. I get the feeling Biscayne is targeting the Miami crowd who are virgins in the craft beer scene, which is why their beers seem to be a bit more on the tame side. In saying that my opinion might have been