Concrete Beach Brewery closed the doors to its Wynwood social hall for good.
The brewery, which opened its 11,000-square-foot space in 2015, announced the permanent closure on its social media accounts, citing the “unprecedented global crisis.” Concrete Beach is part of A&S Brewing Collaborative, an independent subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company, according to its website.
The brewery said that Dogfish Miami will open and run the space later this year. “They say all good things must come to an end, but with every closing door, a new one opens,” Concrete Beach said on social media.
It will mark the first location in Miami for Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head, which is owned by Samuel Adams.
An affiliate of East End Capital owns the Concrete Beach building, according to property records. The warehouse was gutted and renovated to become a two-story brewery and a 149-seat social hall, with a 3,000-square-foot courtyard. The brewery is next door to East End Capital and the Related Group’s Wynwood 25, a mixed-use apartment building.
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🚨 To Our Extended Concrete Beach Familia: they say all good things must come to an end, but with every closing door, a new one opens. And we couldn’t be any more excited to see what the future holds! 🚨 From our start in 2014, up to recent days amidst an unprecedented global crisis since March, our mission was to brew and serve South Florida with the best craft beer possible. We accomplished that over the past six years – with the release of countless beers, several block parties, events, brewing awards, meaningful partnerships, giving back to our community, live music and art collaborations that bled our DNA. But most importantly, we established a true sense of family with the very people that make up our neighborhood and the greater city. In this bittersweet symphony, we are sad to announce that the Concrete Beach Brewery Social Hall will remain closed permanently. We've decided to shift gears towards nurturing our beloved Havana Lager, a beer you all have truly made 𝘈 𝘔𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘪 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭! We will focus on growing Havana Lager, offering both cans and draft at your favorite local spots. Regarding that open door… we couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome our off-centered family to the neighborhood! @dogfishmiami will be opening later this year and bringing a collection of our favorite things: innovative ales, tasty eats, immersive art and collaborations with communities from all over. We’re geeking out over this new journey and can’t wait to share more of what’s to come! Keep an eye on that IG handle to follow along on the progress. The spirit of what we’ve built here will live on in this hospitality space – the people who have made these four walls more special, those faithful regulars who truly made our tap room a home and those craft beer aficionados and fans who inspired us to make the best beer possible. In gratitude, thank you for drinking art and making beer with us these past six years and cheers to more beer with our off-centered family… onto to the next chapter! – Your Concrete Familia #AMiamiOriginal #ConcreteBeachBrewery
Concrete Beach said on Instagram that it will continue to grow its brewing business, specifically its Havana Lager.
Some restaurants and bars have decided to close permanently due to the impact of the pandemic, and others are temporarily shuttered. While many restaurants have been operating outdoor dining and takeout and delivery, bars in Miami-Dade have not been able to open during the pandemic. On Monday, indoor dining at restaurants will be allowed to resume at 50 percent occupancy.
In South Florida, restaurants including Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables and Le Sirenuse Restaurant & Champagne Bar at The Surf Club in Surfside closed permanently.
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