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North Miami Brewfest puts the 'craft' in craft beer

North Miami Brewfest puts the 'craft' in craft beer

Brewfest will take place Nov. 16 at the MOCA Plaza in North Miami

November 14, 2019 at 12:00am

FIU and North Miami are granting the wishes of beer connoisseurs as the North Miami Brewfest returns on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the MOCA Plaza.
This year’s NoMi Brewfest is bigger than ever, featuring over 200 craft brews served by 50 of the top breweries in South Florida. Guests will also enjoy gourmet food and beer pairings as well as educational seminars on the science behind beer brewing.
Industry leaders who will participate include Wynwood Brewing Company, M.I.A. Beer Company, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Cycle Brewing and Brew Hub. NoMi Brewfest will also feature brews created by FIU students. Local food vendors joining the lineup include Novecento, Suviche, Miami Smokers LLC, Temple Street Eatery and Stephen’s Deli.
“This festival not only shines a light on FIU’s Food & Beverage Science Program, but gives our students a unique opportunity to showcase the beers that they brewed and get face time with some of South Florida’s most successful breweries,” said Barry Gump, professor and eminent scholar chair in Beverage Management at the Chaplin School.
As in years past, NoMi Brewfest will also serve up education, offering three seminars by experts who will explain how to identify the six most common off-flavors in beer through a hands-on tasting class, discuss how to discover and connect with the local craft and home-brew scene year-round and talk about the history of beer.

The festival began as an idea for a student project from members of the B.R.E.W. FIU club in 2012. In 2017, the City of North Miami joined forces with the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to host the festival at the MOCA Plaza.

Proceeds from NoMi BrewFest support the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and its Brewing Science program, which helps prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in the beverage industry. The festival gives FIU students hands-on experience and a chance to network with leading craft brewers.

To purchase tickets, please click here. To get the most out of NoMi Brewfest, be sure to read FIU’s expert guide.