When tennis player Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first-ever gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Wynwood Brewing Co. responded the way her compatriots might.
They’re raising a glass.
Wywnood Brewing, whose founder Luis G. Brignoni is of Puerto Rican descent, released Monica’s Gold, a dry-hopped blonde ale similar to their well-known La Rubia ale. The beer, which has a relatively low 5 percent alcohol by volume, is available at their brewery.
Puig, a Miami resident, won her country’s first Olympic gold medal in any sport with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory in the women’s singles final against German Angelique Kerber, the Australian Open champion and the world’s No. 2 ranked player. She is only the ninth player in the country’s history to win an Olympic medal in any sport.
Wynwood Brewing Co., 565 NW 24th St, Miami
Monica Puig, on Twitter: @MonicaAce93
Charles Hazlett, JEY Hospitality Group founder; Matt Walsh, JEY director of marketing; and Johnathan Wakefield, J. Wakefield Brewing founder (Contributed)
Beer and burger collaboration
It doesn’t take a genius to know burgers and beer are a match made it heaven.
But it did take a beer-brewing savant, Johnathan Wakefield, to come up with ROK N COCO, a beer J. Wakefield Brewing created especially for ROK:BRGR.
This coconut IPA speaks to local flavors and will be available at all ROK:BRGR South Florida locations, as well as sister restaurants Himmarshee Public House, TacoCraft, Pizza Craft and Apothecary 330.
J. Wakefield Brewing, 120 NW 24th St, Miami
ROK:BRGR, multiple locations, http://rokbrgr.com
Music blasting only though headphones make this a “silent disco” party
Drink beer, praise science, howl at the moon — in silence
There are plenty of full-moon drum circles around Miami, but the one Aug. 18 at Concrete Beach Brewery might be a first.
The Wynwood brewery is hosting a “silent disco” party in their social hall with three DJs, Ron Redux, DJ Frogie and DJ Rere. What makes it silent is that the partygoers all will be wearing headphones so from the outside, it looks like people are dancing to absolutley now music.
Plus, there will be a visit from the Frost Museum of Science’s traveling exhibit, “Science in the Dark.” Think “flames, electricity, telescopes and 3D fun,” they say.
Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami