Breweries & Brewpubs

Review: Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral, FL

In March 2018, I visited the new Cape Coral location of Big Storm Brewing. Late last year, Clearwater-based Big Storm purchased the defunct Cape Coral Brewing and has some pretty big plans. To begin, the former Cape Coral Brewing building with its seven-barrel brewing system was turned into a Big Storm outpost. However, they also […]

Brewery Review: Veza Sur Brewing Co. in Miami, Florida

I grew up in Miami and stayed there through my late-20’s. And my parents still live in Coral Gables, so I visit the city pretty often. On my most recent trip, I had a chance to check out one of the newest breweries, Veza Sur. I’ll get it out of the way up front…  Veza […]

La Linda Brewpub in Merida, Mexico

On our second night in the Yucatan’s capital city of Merida, we headed over to La Linda Brewpub. Having just opened in November 2017, La Linda is a very recent addition to the Merida craft beer scene. They are located on the corner of Calle 60 and Calle 49 in Centro, not far from the […]

Hermana Republica Brewpub in Merida, Mexico

In December 2017, I traveled to the Spanish Colonial City of Merida, Mexico. Merida is full of great food, culture, and impressive mansions. But as with anywhere, the local craft beer scene is also a must-explore for me. La Negrita Cantina We started at La Negrita Cantina, which has a very enthusiastic fanbase. Actually, we […]

Brewery Review: Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami

I spent Christmas 2017 visiting my parents in Miami. On Christmas Eve, my girlfriend Colleen and I headed over to the Wynwood neighborhood to photograph its famous walls and of course, partake in some craft beer. After first hitting up J. Wakefield, our next stop was Wynwood Brewing Company. Wynwood Brewing Company was the first […]

Brewery Review: J. Wakefield in Miami, Florida

On Christmas Eve, after photographing Wynwood’s iconic street art for a couple hours, I headed over to J. Wakefield brewing, one of four breweries in the Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. J Wakefield has a small parking lot and if it’s full, there is the ubiquitous PayByPhone street parking available for $1.50 per hour. Everything is so close that […]

Brewery Review: Palm City Brewing in Fort Myers, Florida

In December 2017, I visited Palm City Brewing in my hometown of Fort Myers, Florida. I had been to Palm City Brewing once before during their “soft opening” several months ago and was definitely impressed. But between travel and everyday life getting in the way, I recently realized that I was way overdue for another visit […]