Spanish Marie Brewery Celebrates Three Years With a Toast to Miami’s Craft Beer Community

click to enlarge Spanish Marie Brewery's popular Cotton Candy series offers recipes like this blue raspberry. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SPANISH MARIE BREWERY

Spanish Marie Brewery’s widespread Cotton Sweet collection gives recipes like this blue raspberry.

Photograph courtesy of Spanish Marie Brewery

This week, Kendall’s Spanish Marie Brewery will rejoice its three-year anniversary, a brief, albeit genuinely-earned milestone that — given the struggles of 2020 — feels particularly rewarding for cofounders Alberto Cespedes and head brewer Jaime Medina.

Beginning Friday, October 8, Spanish Marie Brewery will kick off a three-day block birthday celebration, one Cespedes tells New Instances will serve to honor no longer best the brewery’s three-year mark, but additionally the Miami craft beer group.

“This anniversary isn’t on the subject of how a long way we’ve come, and all we’ve completed in our 3 years in industry,” Cespedes says. “It’s additionally a technique to display our appreciation and improve to our fellow brewers and the native craft beer group in Miami-Dade. All of us need to rejoice after making it thru those final 18 months.”

Now not many perceive the hardship of the previous two years greater than Spanish Marie, a neighborhood brewery that — unbeknownst to many — has completed a lot to pave the best way for the craft-beer trade in Miami-Dade.

Cespedes says they have got spent over two years running with each town and county officers to modify zoning rules and rules to permit the industry to perform within the commercial house they name house. During the last a number of years, bringing to existence their imaginative and prescient of Spanish Marie — a mission based in 2013 — has amounted to a sequence of demanding situations.

When settling on a location for the brewery, Cespedes remembers his want to offer the Kendall suburbs a spot to experience craft beer minus the hourlong go back and forth to Miami. To take action, he and Medina selected an commercial house at 14241 SW one hundred and twentieth St. in West Kendall, marking them as house’s first microbrewery.

Whilst the brewery used to be able to serve thirsty consumers, the crimson tape endured.

Cespedes has needed to foyer for ordinance adjustments, together with decreasing distance necessities from church buildings and different alcohol license holders.

“Sooner than the exchange, it used to be nearly inconceivable for any person to open a brewery in those spaces,” Cespedes says.

On the similar time, Spanish Marie has established itself as a vacation spot for locals and craft beer lovers alike, recognized perfect for its spacious taproom and pop-culture-inspired beers that target one-of-a-kind, single-batch brews, from IPAs and barrel-aged stouts to fruit-flavored bitter ales.

The brewery’s best hits come with “Blue Raspberry” and “Red Vanilla” bitter ales from its Cotton Sweet collection to the “Ecto Cooler,’ an electric-green bitter ale that can pay homage to Ghostbusters.

This weekend, lovers of the brewery can in finding every of those beers — and several other extra — on faucet on the block birthday celebration, which contains over 30 visitor breweries from Florida and past.

Right through the three-day anniversary birthday party, greater than 50 beers can be on draft, from a variety of South Florida and out-of-state breweries. The record comprises out-of-state breweries like Alvarado Boulevard, Blaze, Definitive, District 96, Pontoon, and RAR, in addition to Florida manufacturers like Calusa, Orchestrated Minds, Bay 13, Beat Tradition, Biscayne Bay, Ceiba, King Fox Brewery, Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery, Lincoln’s Beard Brewing, M.I.A. Beer Corporate, Tripping Animals Brewing, Unbranded Brewing, Unseen Creatures Brewing & Mixing, Wynwood Brewing Corporate, and extra.

Spanish Marie may also launch a limited-release anniversary beer in anticipation of Halloween: a bitter ale brewed with copious quantities of cotton sweet, complete marshmallows, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla bean. The beer can be on the market on-line and within the taproom for $24 for a 4-pack (16-ounce cans). Gross sales are restricted to 1 case in keeping with particular person.

Right through the three-day tournament, foods and drinks can be supplied by means of visitor distributors together with Luchadough, Pastelito Papi, Offsite, Tacos & Tattoos, and Ted’s Burgers. As well as, reside track additionally will come with performances by means of Soulpax, Frank Matyok, and Moongazer.

The development will happen Friday, October 8, from 4 p.m. to at least one a.m., Saturday, October 9, from midday to at least one a.m., and Sunday, October 10, from midday to eight p.m. There’s no admission price, however the ones considering attending can RSVP to the development by means of Eventbrite.

Anniversary festivities will happen within the brewery’s unique 650-square-foot taproom, referred to as the “Speakeasy,” which now stands because the brewery’s non-public tournament house. Tournament attendees may also have the ability to go with the flow from the brewery’s primary “Beer Lawn” taproom into the “Again Alley,” an outside house that serves to attach the three,800-square-foot taproom to the “Speakeasy”.

“Taking a look again at the previous 3 years, we in point of fact have one thing to rejoice in 2021,” sums up Cespedes.

Spanish Marie Brewery Anniversary. 14251 SW one hundred and twentieth St., Ste. 108, Miami; 786-780-4872; spanishmariebrewery.com. Friday, October 8, from 4 p.m. to at least one a.m., Saturday, October 9, from midday to at least one a.m., and Sunday, October 10, from midday to eight p.m. Admission is unfastened.

Author: Nicole Danna