Why these Wynwood beers will be brewed 1,000 miles away


Wynwood Brewing signed deal to sell stake to Craft Brew Alliance, brew two beers in New Hampshire.

Andy Thomas (left), CEO of Craft Brew Alliance, has teamed up with Wynwood Brewing’s Luis G. Brignoni

By Carlos Frías | cfrias@miamiherald.com

Miami’s best-known beer soon will be brewed in New Hampshire.

Wynwood Brewing, which opened in the Miami arts neighborhood in 2013 as Miami’s first full-production brewery, has signed a deal to outsource the brewing of its two most popular beers — La Rubia blonde ale and the prize-winning Pops Porter — to Craft Brew Alliance’s large-scale brewery in Portsmouth, NH. The deal also includes Wynwood Brewing selling a 24.5 percent minority stake to the publicly traded CBA.

Most of the beer brewed there will go toward fulfilling Miami-Dade’s unquenchable demand for Wynwood Brewing’s beer, owner Luis G. Brignoni said. It also means Wynwood Brewing can dedicate its Miami brewery to making a wider variety of beers that require more time and skill, including barrel-aged beers and limited and special releases.

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