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Miami Craft Brewery Collection

What is MCBC?

The Miami Craft Brewery Collection, established in 2019, provides a distinct insight into Miami’s drinking culture. Different in nature from trendy bars and South Beach clubs, craft breweries have cultivated micro-communities within the walls of their taprooms that support the local origins and the artisanal quality of beer. This collection contains artifacts - bottle labels, keg collars, glassware, and advertising ephemera - related to both what and where people drink craft beer in Miami. 

Why archive breweries?

Fermented beverages have been around as long as civilization, and some argue that it is these types of beverages that first prompted domesticated agriculture, and thus, civilization itself. The ingredients and methods used in the ancient production of beer-like products has helped scholars glean profound insights into the social structures, migration patterns, and religious beliefs of distant groups of people. More recently, America’s beer story tells a unique tale of the twentieth century through the debates of Prohibition, social stigmas exploited through advertising, and a distinct saloon culture; the hope of this collection is to help unravel the unique culture of Miami through the study of craft beer.

Be a Part
We are always looking for more brewery-related artifacts to add to the collection! Please contact us if you are able to contribute to MCBC.

In addition to brewery-related artifacts, the Special Collections also archives restrauant menus, local cookbooks, and culinary ephemera as part of the Florida Culinary History Collection
The finding aid for the Miami Craft Brewery Collection can be found here. 
Visit the Special Collections website for more information, or send us an email with any questions you may have.
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Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

J. Wakefield Brewing
120 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

Veza Sur Brewing Co.
55 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

Wynwood Brewing Company
565 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Coral Gables
Titanic Brewing Company
5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
8000 NW 25th St #500, Doral, FL 33122

M.I.A. Beer Company
10400 NW 33rd St #150, Doral, FL 33172

The Tank Brewing Co.
5100 NW 72nd Ave A-1, Miami, FL 33166

Tripping Animals Brewing
2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral, FL 33172
Miami Beach
The Abbey Brewing Company
1115-1117, 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bousa Brewing
7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Beat Culture
7250 NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33126

Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company
7360 SW 41st St, Miami, FL 33155

Nightlife Brewing Company
1588 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33125

Spanish Marie
14241 SW 120th St #109, Miami, FL 33186
Blot, Pierre. Hand-book of Practical Cookery, for Ladies and Professional Cooks, Containing the Whole Science and Art of Preparing Human Food. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1868.
Cobbett, William. Cottage Economy: Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry and Rabbits, and Relative to Other Matters Deemed Useful in the Conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family- a New Ed. London: Published by W. Cobbett, 1828.
Poole, T. The Family Brewer, Or, the Art of Brewing Fully Explained: Containing All Necessary Directions for Persons Who Wish to Brew Their Own Beer Whether Strong or Small, Respecting Malt, Hops, Water, &c. &c., with Occasional Remarks. Third Edition with Additions. ed. 1791.
Shannon, Richard. A Practical Treatise on Brewing, Distilling, and Rectification: With the Modern Improvements in Fermentation ... Interspersed with Practical Observations on Each Kind of Fermentable Matter ... and the Making Wines, Cider, and Vinegar ... with a Copious Appendix on the Culture and Preparation of Foreign Wines, Brandies, and Vinegars. R. Scholey, 1805.
Thomann, G. American Beer: Glimpses of Its History and Description of Its Manufacture. United States Brewers' Association, 1909.
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