Beer Around The NFL: Miami Dolphins

Football season is here and you know what that means, don't you? If we weren't so freakin' beer happy all year round, we would call it beer season, because there really is no better way to cheer your team than with a pint or mug of your favorite local craft brew. All season we will be taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops. And if you're not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout, then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the Miami Dolphins.


The Abbey Brewing Co.'s Brother Aaron's Quadrupel: The Trappist Monk-style ale from Miami's self-proclaimed oldest brewpub is full of candied and dried fruit flavors, with hints of chocolate and toffee. Strong both in flavor and ABV at 10.5%.

Titanic Boiler Room Nut Brown Ale: This brewpub also claims to be Miami's oldest (it opened in December 1995, while Abbey was born in June of that year). Its British-style brown ale is fruity yet dry, nutty and malty.

Big Bear Brewing Hibernation Pale Ale: From a Coral Springs brewpub, this pale ale is hoppy and floral, with the typical bite of citrus and pine. Some sweeter caramelized notes round it out.


The Local Craft Food & Drink: This pub takes a local and seasonal approach, featuring a rotating cast of 24 taps, including a good number of microbrews, cocktails made with small-batch spirits, and pub grub like grass-fed beef jerky and local grouper cheeks. 150 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-648-5687,

Cervezas: Boasting a selection of more than 300 different beers from around the world, including 16 alternating taps, this beer bar also hosts special brewery nights and regular tasting events. 5835 Sunset Drive, 305-397-8125,

The Room: It may only have a little more than a handful of taps, but this dimly lit, intimate bar has plenty more bottle options. Draft choices are reliable, like those in the New York and Venice Beach sister bars. 100 Collins Avenue, 305-531-6061,


Sunset Corners: In craft beer-starved Miami, this nearly 60-year-old family business is the place to find some of the country's best microbrews, plus imports from around the world. There's also a great cheese department to pair them with. 8701 SW 72nd Street, 305-271-8492,

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