Recently I was able to visit Miami’s newest brewery, The Tank Brewing Company. Actually, I’ve been there twice in the last week. Once before their grand opening to record an episode of my podcast, Beer, Bros & BS (shameless plug), and the second was for a private tasting event. Each visit their beers blew me away!
The brewery and taproom is located in central Miami-Dade County just north of Miami International Airport at the intersection of northwest 72nd avenue and 51st street. The brewery boasts a massive 25,000 square foot space with 7,500 square foot Taste Room or taproom for a total capacity of 600 people! The taproom will feature 16 taps on hand and a kitchen! Chef Richard Plasencia will run their kitchen, Twisted Fork Kitchen. They created the menu to compliment the beer brewed on site!
I have to admit that not all beer is created equal. However, their core or flagship beers are all fantastic! As with everything of the brewery, their beer is Miami inspired! Three of their core beers are named La Finca Miami (Saison/farmhouse ale), Freedom Tower (amber ale) and El Farito (IPA).
Out of the three hands down my favorite would have to be La Finca. I like to call this a beach beer. This is what you’d want to drink on a hot day at the beach or at a BBQ. It’s flavorful but not heavy.
If I can be honest with you, one of the things that I personally like to do at breweries while sipping on my beer is to watch the brewers and cellermen do their magic and create their art. This isn’t always possible to do at every brewery, but at Tank you can! You can watch the creation of their beers from all over their taproom.
Sometimes when I’m enjoying a good beer I’ll find myself wanting to smoke a cigar. Well The Tank has got you covered. There’s a cigar shop and lounge adjacent to the brewery that’s accessible from the taproom!
The last thing I have to say about the brewery is that everyone there treats you like family! From the brewers to the wait staff you get that feeling of closeness that you only get from those whom you’ve known for years.
So go there and give them a try, my recommendation is either their Double IPA or Frank the Tank. Let me know what you think.
(Slider image credit: The Tank Brewing Company)
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