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.
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.
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.
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
5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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
1115-1117, 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138
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
14241 SW 120th St #109, Miami, FL 33186