Top Resources To Brew Beer At Home In South Florida

October 2, 2013 8:00 AM

Misfit Home Brewers, The Abbey Microbrewery and Miami Area Society of Homebrewers are quietly but effectively developing the craft beer industry in South Florida. The Brewers Association of America defines a craft beer as an innovative take on traditionally made beers comprised of distinctive ingredients with traditional ingredients (malted barley). For the beer connoisseur who is curious about making craft beers, these five local resources will interest social drinkers and curious home brewers alike to delve further into the tasty, frothy, cold beverage that fills everyone with confidence and satisfaction at the end of a hard day.
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Miami Beer and Wine

9500 N.W. 79th Ave., Suite 8
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
(305) 817-1711

This Hialeah Gardens business sells all kinds of brewing equipment such as bottles, bottle cappers, boiling and fermentation equipment and brewing kits for the interested home brewer. It also carries brewing ingredients (yeast, malt extract, honey) and also helps people who are interested in making their own wine. The store is open for a short time during the week (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.), but awhile longer on Saturdays for working professionals who can’t get there during the week. The website also has its own shopping section that can ship orders directly to houses.

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Daddy Brews

4427 SW 74 Ave.
Miami, FL 33155
(786) 382-5161

With a passion for brewing and community, Daddy Brews opened in 2013 in South Florida. Daddy Brews hopes to help the community grow and service the need for many local brewers. Managed by Daddy J, the 2000 sq. ft. facility services the needs of South Florida home brewers.

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Amendola Beverage Equipment, Inc.

2100 N. 20th Ave., Suite D
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 925-4776

Since 1973, this family-owned company has provided businesses and residences with beer-dispensing equipment. On its website, it has an FAQ section where it instructs the home brewer on answers to potential problems in making brew for the first time. It also offers dispensing and brewing equipment for the home and picnic as well as replacement parts.

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The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

2621 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 368-4643

Part nightlife spot, part microbrewery, the Funky Buddha offers customers a selection of up to 110 different beers. It is a beer lover’s dream and the business opened a home-brewing sales store on site for the dedicated customer. The lounge has a full calendar of events with live jazz and open-mic poetry and games. The beer store is open from Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are also home-brewing classes given by the Buddha, with contact names and numbers on the website.

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(Source: Florida International University Beer Academy)

Florida International University Beer Academy

Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
3000 N.E. 151st St.
North Miami, FL 33181
(305) 919-4500

Matthew Weintraub and Barry Gump are instructors at the F.I.U Beer Academy, a certificate class for beer enthusiasts. They teach the art of beer making with classes like Brewing Fundamentals, Mini-mash brewing, All-Grain brewing and Quality Control/Sanitation practices. The classes range from $45 to $135. The Academy has become so popular that the University will be building a “brew research laboratory” to help students in the hospitality program who wish to pursue a career in brewing and marketing beer.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on

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