Epoca is, quite literally, a hidden gem, tucked on a nondescript sidestreet in oft-overlooked North Miami. But take the time to find it and you’ll stumble into the best beer garden in Dade County, a light-strewn patio with lounge chairs and starry nights that feels completely removed from the city. The beers skew a little heavier than in most Miami breweries, as the owners sought to bring more global styles to their menu. You’ll also find frequent DJ sets and food trucks popping up on site, and if you’re looking for a brewery to make you look in the know this is definitely the place.
Beers to try: Nearly all the beers rotate at Epoca, but the flagship Zenith IPA is a consistent winner. It adds notes of strawberry and guava for a truly Floridian take on the classic.