For those of us who appreciate a little historical personality in our local watering holes in Miami, it seems as though it has been harder and harder for us to hold onto the old haunts that originally gave the city its famous reputation as a slick, shady, and sexy town. As each establishment is torn down and replaced with an expressionless ultra-luxury something or other, a little piece of the charm of the old “Wild West” Miami dies.
In the midst of the generic modification of the city, there’s one local company that is embracing the city’s history and still keeping it cool.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is set to open its second flagship location this winter, and history nerds rejoice–the local brew co is keeping it authentic by setting up shop in the historic United States Post Office and Courthouse Building in Downtown Miami.
Built in the early 1900s, this historic building is recognized as the first brick-and-mortar post office in Miami, and was awarded historical site status for that reason in 1989. Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is positioning themselves as the first brewery and taproom to establish a presence in the neighborhood, leading the charge on the revitalization of the downtown Miami area; a move that many other local businesses are sure to follow.
“Downtown Miami is diversifying and incorporating new elements onto the scene through new restaurants and bars, co-working spaces like We Work and more entertainment concepts,” says Jose Mallea, Owner of Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. “We are excited to be in the forefront of the new wave of Downtown Miami’s Cultural District, bringing the first brewery to Downtown Miami for locals and tourists.”
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company was established in 2012 and opened its doors in 2014. For more information visit http://www.biscaynebaybrewing.com.