Bousa Brewing Co. is the newest craft brewery in south Florida and Miami’s Little River District’s first independent brewery. The brewhouse celebrated the official grand opening of its taproom last Friday, Nov. 10.
“After a few intense years of preparation, we are extremely excited to say that we are officially open,” said Bousa Brewing Co-Founder Juan Pablo Vergara. “We are proud to be located in Miami’s historic Little River District right at the heart of one of Miami’s most vibrant and creative neighborhoods surrounded by a rich cultural scene and some of Miami’s most innovative businesses. Our taproom is a modern space with plenty of room designed to be a gathering place for families and friends.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to sample Bousa’s 13 American and European-style brews which range from friendly introductory craft beers to rich and strong ales and lagers for the hardcore beer enthusiasts.
Styles include: Honey Blonde Ale, Tripel, Guava Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Marzen, Stout, Ámber, Saison, Session IPA, their flagship American Wheat, and the Quad in collaboration with Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. Food will also be served with local food trucks parked outside the brewery to offer guests a variety of options.
The brewery is located at 7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami, Fla., 33138 in the Little River business complex next to the train tracks.
Bousa’s mission is to honor and celebrate life’s simple moments. The brand slogan, “Simply Good Beer,” embodies a straightforward, less-is-more spirit that is free of superlatives and grandiose claims to focus on serving quality beer that stands on its own. The taproom, which features a minimalist décor, offers a serene, uncluttered environment that allows guests to experience simplicity from the time they buy the beer to the moment they consume it.
“Our goal is to be both accessible to people who are just getting started with craft beer and interesting for people who are very familiar and immersed in the craft beer culture,” said Bousa Brewing Co-Founder Enrique García. “We continually strive to find the highest quality ingredients sourced from both small and large suppliers of hops and malts with a special commitment to work with local South Florida partners. The honey that is used to make our best-selling Honey Blonde Ale, for example, is sourced right from Homestead, Florida. We are also currently looking for local suppliers of fruits and spices to include new flavor varieties in our rotational portfolio served exclusively in our taproom.”
The 12,000-sqaure-foot brewery and taproom aims to become a meeting place where the local community can come together to enjoy a fresh pint and unwind but also network, play and at times even break out of their comfort zones, all for the sake of having a good time. Ongoing scheduled activities include:
• Tuesday: The People’s Pong Night — Beat co-founder Juan Pablo in a ping pong game and he’ll
buy you a beer, but if Juan Pablo beats you then you have to buy a beer for a random person in
• Wednesday: Women’s Night — The brewery is open to hosting educational and networking meetups, sessions and events aimed at empowering local women
• Friday: Dice Night — Roll a 6-sided die and what you get is what you pay.
• Sunday: Soulful Sunday — Enjoy yoga, brunch and live jazz.