Heineken Opens Cervecería La Tropical Brewery in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District
The new Miami brewery Cervecería La Tropical, named after the historic Cuban brewery, Cervecería, was first opened in 1888 in Havana but was seized by the Cuban government in the 1960's. Located at 42 N.E. 25th Street in the Wynwood Arts District, this brewery will feature an on-site brewing operation with tour, taproom, restaurant, and outdoor botanical garden.
This state of the art brewery has an annual brewing capacity of 32,000 hectoliters per year and can house up to 800 craft beers. According to Brewbound, the brewery will be led by Brew Master Matt Weintraub, who is a graduate and award winner of the Florida International University Brewing Program.
According to the South Florida Business Journal, Cervecería occupies 28,000 square feet, which includes a Latin and Caribbean cuisine restaurant from Chef Cindy Hutson, owner of Zest Miami. It can seat 800 guests and a 10,000 square foot botanical garden, with additional outdoor seating.
Their menu will include 20 handcrafted beers ranging from lagers, IPAs, sours, barrel-aged, and ales infused with local ingredients. They will feature their La Original Ambar Lager, which is inspired by the original recipe from 1888.
"More than a century after La Tropical was originally founded, I am proud and excited to be creating a new cerveza, food and cultural destination that unites La Tropical’s Cuban soul with Miami’s diverse and unique culture that has made the city the gateway of the Americas” states owner, Manny Portuondo.
Their grand opening is tonight, February 19th, 2021 at Cerveceria La Tropical, 42 NE 25th St. Wynwood, Miami, FL 33137 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm with live band Xperimento!