April 14, 2014

Win A Trip On The Magical Miami Brew Bus!

A while back I was invited to check out the second run of Miami Brew Bus, a new venture by the folks behind Lokal offering people a safe and boozy way to check out the blossoming South Florida craft beer scene. For $60 you get your ass on an air conditioned bus and check out 3 local breweries that are molding the face of South Florida craft beer. As with all other food trends, Florida is running on Cuban time when it comes to craft beer. However, we're quickly making up for lost time and some amazing breweries are rapidly popping up through out the state.

The Brew Bus starts the party bright and early at 11:30am every Saturday and Sunday. Participants meet up at Kush in Wynwood and start the day drinking some Daddy's Brews. You mingle and next thing you know you're on your way to beer heaven.

Sessional Peanut Butter Porter from Daddy's Brews.
First stop: Funky Buddha. This brewery has already been ranked to have one of the best beers in the world. So it's no coincidence that this place is the first stop on the Miami Brew Bus tour. You get a full behind-the-scenes tour of their operation and get to sample three of the beers that they're working on. Beers sampled included their Doc Brown Ale, Floridian Hefeweizen and their Hop Gun IPA. I've had the pleasure of making the pilgrimage to Funky Buddha on a few occasions and every beer I've ever had has been nothing short of fantastic. From the award winning Maple Bacon Coffee Porter to the Sweet Potato Casserole there is a creative beer here for EVERYONE.
Funky Buddha Kegs
By now you've got a light buzz going and it's time to hit up brewery number two, MIA Brewing. At the time of my visit, MIA was in the middle of construction and no where near opening. That didn't stop the team at MIA Brewing from giving us a tour and offering us three different beer samples. It was extremely neat to see the process of creating a brewery and all of the construction it takes to put an operation like that together.
Matt ( fearless tour guide) with beer in hand at MIA Brewing
Last stop on the tour was Wynwood Brewery, the first official brewery in the 305. This family owned and operated brewery is brand new and in the heart of Wynwood. By the time we got there, we were all rocking a good buzz from the day's beer consumption. Brew Bus participants were welcomed into the breweries tap room where one of the owners, Alex G Money, explains their journey and their beer. All the while tasting three of their brews. The tour wrapped up at around 5pm and back at Kush, just in time to dig into some food to soak up all of that beer.
The folks at Wynwood Brewery are proud Puerto Ricans, pa que lo sepas
This tour is a must for local craft beer fans and as such, I have teamed up with the folks at Miami Brew Bus to give two lucky people the chance to check out this awesome tour for themselves. Winner will be selected Monday, April 28, 2014. Good luck!

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25 comments:

  1. Miami Brew Bus is just another fun part of enjoying the growing craft beer scene in Miami. Hop on and enjoy the ride!

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  2. Most recent favorite: Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale (21st Anniversary) bu Uinta Brewing Company!

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  3. I have never been a fan of the basic lagers, but I was introduced to stouts and really enjoy all the chocolatey, caramel, coffee flavors. I really enjoy Oskar Blues Ten Fity. It would be great to win this tour so I can expand my palette.

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  4. Had a great time when I took the Miami Brew Bus! Great way to get to try some awesome beers by Funky Buddha, MIA & Wynnwood (lineup subject to change)

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  5. You're so right about Miami having been behind on the beer scene. I haven't been on the bus yet but I can imagine it will only get better as more breweries open up.

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  6. I LOVE the blueberry Brew Bus beer. I just had it at the Taste of South Tampa event I attended this past weekend. Mmm!

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  7. I hope i win ive been dying to do this

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  8. Woo hoo! This is a great giveaway. I'd love to skip over to the other coast of FL and check out their craft beers! I'm pretty into Dunedin Brewery's Apricot Ale, but I also love 7th Sun brewing!!

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  9. There's a group called beerbrothersofficial on instagram and they are all about craft beer. I would love to win for them!

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  10. My most recent ale was a chocolate stout at The Butcher Shop in Wynwood.

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  11. I love me some Lagunitas Imperial Stout.

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  12. Funky Buddah. Wynwood brewing. Mia... All these brewery's kill it!! I would love to check out the brew bus finally!!! Fave craft brew- don't tell Reese, last snow & wide awake it's morning (did I mention how much I love Buddah beers?!?! )

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  13. Maple bacon coffee porter sounds damn good

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  14. Funky Buddah is an incredible brewery, definitely would love to finally check out the brew bus.. and stuff my face at KUSH

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  15. Victory golden monkey or Miami Brewing Co. - big rod coconut ale

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  16. As it states on the walls of Kush Wynwood "Good beer ain't cheap. Cheap beer ain't good." The brew bus sounds like the perfect adult field trip!

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  17. As it states on the walls of Kush Wynwood "Good beer ain't cheap. Cheap beer ain't good." The brew bus sounds like a perfect adult field trip!!

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  18. As it states on the wall of Kush Wynwood "Good beer ain't cheap. Cheap beer ain't good." The brewbus sounds like the PERFECT adult field trip.

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  19. As it states on the wall of Kush Wynwood "Good beer ain't cheap. Cheap beer ain't good." The brewbus sounds like the PERFECT adult field trip.

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  20. My favorite craft beer is Funky Buddha's Floridian. Pick me please!! I'm a HUGE fan of Lokal and Kush! :)

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  21. Oh man, it's so hard to choose! There are SO many awesome craft breweries here in South Florida. BUT, if I must, I would have to say that the Special Golden Ale at the Mack House in Davie is by far my favorite craft brews. In fact, they are the ones who turned me in a craft beer gal!

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