MIA Beer Company’s Neon white IPA is one of several products set to be released in cans for the first time.
Photo courtesy of MIA Beer Company
Part of what makes visiting a local brewery’s taproom so special is the draft lineup: There’s usually something on tap you can’t find in stores — or in many of the local craft beer bars, for that matter.
But what about when you want to take some of that uber-limited specialty brew home with you (and of course there’s no growler/crowler fills)? That’s where bottle releases and new product cans make life so much better. Bottle releases don’t happen often, but when they do, it’s usually for something super-special, be it a seasonal release that only happens once a year or that one-off, barrel-aged brew meant to celebrate a holiday or even the brewery’s anniversary.
If you’re thirsty for something different, below are just a few of the upcoming South Florida beer releases you won’t want to miss.
Photo courtesy of J. Wakefield Brewing
1. Big Poppa
Fans of J. Wakefield Brewing’s (120 NW 24th St., Miami) Florida Weisse bottle releases have no problem lining up for the February Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit and early fall Miami Madness mango Berliner drops, but stout lovers get just as excited for the brewery’s annual Big Poppa release. This year, the coconut-and-coffee-infused imperial stout — made in collaboration with San Diego’s Abnormal Beer Co. and brewed with San Diego-based Mostra Coffee — clocks in at 16 percent ABV. It will be released at noon Saturday, June 10, alongside two additional one-off bottles. They are Boss Tycoon, an imperial stout brewed in…
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