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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Highway to Hops Tour on Miami Brew Bus

Given South Florida’s excitement over the craft beer revolution, Cecilia Barmon, her fiancée David Rodriguez and Matthew Kuscher, the owner of Lokal Miami came together to form Miami Brew Bus (MBB). It all started one day as they were enjoying a cold one, while contemplating Miami’s booming direction of craft beer. The three hatched the plan to create a highway to hops tour with the mission to further the craft beer movement and bring more awareness to what this city has to offer.  

The Miami Brew Bus official inaugural tour will take off on December 1. All future tours will take place Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Beer enthusiasts will be picked up in Coconut Grove at 3190 Commodore Plaza before going on their tour. Beer stops will include Wynwood Brewing Company, home to one of the largest street art exhibits and where Wynwood creates a work of art in every glass; Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Broward County’s first production brewery; and M.I.A., which is under final stages of construction, but can provide a unique view of brewing in the making.  

On occasion, they will take special trips to Miami Brewing Company in Homestead. The four to five hour tour will offer flight samples of year-round beers at each location, which will equate to about 12-15 samples.  More importantly, patrons will be able to enjoy these tours in the comfort of a safe ride.  “We’re big craft beer fans, so it’s only natural for us to put together a way for South Floridians, and tourists alike, to enjoy the benefits of our talented breweries in a safe, comfortable and fun environment,” said Cecilia Barmon, co-owner of Miami Brew Bus. 

Miami Brew Bus tours run $60 and can be booked via the web site at Closed-toe shoes are required, and you must be 21 and over to participate. To receive the latest news, “Like” their FB page at For additional information, call 786-558-3860.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

$60 are you crazy.for 12-15 samples thats never going to work.let me guess these people are the same ones planning these new events in the grove.5 hours and 12 little samples what a joke.for $60 i can buy a bunch of craft beers at total wine and spirits.full bottles not samples

November 19, 2013 9:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I for one am excited to ride the Brew Bus. These guys have gone to a lot of work to set this up, and those of us who love craft beer are looking forward to the opportunity to visit these local breweries and see how they make their beers. It's more than just a beer, it's a tour and support of our local businesses. And they do the driving! Gotta love it.

November 19, 2013 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Martinez,

I agree the tour sounds cool and fun but for what you get its way over priced and way to long of a tour.i think if they tweek it a bit it will make it.if not it will fail.

November 19, 2013 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comments at 9:59 and 11:43 are by the same person who constantly trolls the comments with negativity.

$60 isn't bad considering that you're being driven around. Plus, you're trying beers which are not readily available at local stores. This is priced more or less the same as other similar tours across the country.

November 19, 2013 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a cab to broward and back, and tell me how much you saved on this $60.

November 19, 2013 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say but in my opinion $60 is a lot to pay for this tour, especially that I would be bringing my wife so this would make it $120. For $120 I'm only getting four 5 ounce samples at each brewery? Nah. What about a free glass from each brewery with the Tour?

The problem is that Funky Buddha Brewery is in Broward, that's a long drive from the Grove. But still too expensive for my pocket. Good Luck and hope it works out.

November 19, 2013 9:04 PM  

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