In the end, Fernandez opted to keep Legacy in Opa-locka. The brewery is located across the street from the Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport and a mile from St. Thomas and Florida Memorial universities. The brewery is named after his grandfather, who left a craft brewing legacy with his grandsons.
The brewing facility is 1,600 square feet and houses a two-barrel brewing system. Fernandez considers it a nanobrewery that’s “a lot better” than what he had. He’s hoping to be open to the public before Grovetoberfest on October 15.
At Legacy, you’ll find the Humble Noble IPA — a tropical IPA brewed with Noble hops containing aromas of citrus, fruits, and spices. On Untappd, drinkers describe it as a “solid” and “smooth” session IPA with “big, floral flavors” and light bitterness. Sits at 5.8 percent ABV.
More than 300 beers were available for the sipping, and South Florida brews took the spotlight. Established Miami breweries such as Wynwood and Concrete Beach shared equal billing with newer operations like Descarga and Legacy.
The takeaway? Miami’s beer scene is alive and well and growing every day.
Zaslow, Joy, Romberg, and Tobin from 790 The Ticket AM had an opportunity to try out our Beer Jelly’s and a few of our Craft Beers ahead of the 18th Annual New Times Beerfest in Fort Lauderdale on October 10th!
Check out the video for their reaction to our amazing Beer Jellies which will be available at our events.
This past weekend, Zoo Miami got a little more interesting with Brew at the Zoo. Miami New Times’ annual celebration of suds was bigger and better than ever, with thousands of people enjoying beer from some of the world’s best breweries, good food, and world-class music.
Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery is a small production brewery based in Opa-locka. It features full-flavored, well-balanced Caribbean-inspired craft beer using fresh fruits. Brewmaster Ismael Fernandez, assisted by his younger brother Hector Gonzalez, will feature a host of beers this Saturday, including the Diaz Legacy, a Belgian blonde made with strawberries, bananas, and peaches; the Humble Noble, a session IPA made with pineapple; Tallulah, a Belgian wheat ale; and Doña Rosa, a summer porch pounder made with guava.
Oktoberfest doesn’t come for another nine months, but beer festivals in Miami are almost a year-round occurrence. Miami is getting the year started with the 3rd Annual Miami Beer Festival, which returns to Marlins Park on January 31.
Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery is listed among the top local breweries with our upcoming Beer Festival selections:
Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery
Diaz Legacy, a strawberry, banana and peaches Belgian strong
Don Miguel, a coconut porter
Doña Rosa, a Guava wheat
Humble Noble, a session IPA made with pineapple juice