The only thing better than the beer at J. Wakefield is the story behind it. Once upon a time, Jonathan Wakefield was a massively talented home brewer who crowdfunded $110,000 to get his commercial operation off the ground. Since then, he’s been wowing Miami beer drinkers with fruity concoctions like the Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit (DFBF) Berliner Weisse. But that’s not to say Wakefield has been resting on his laurels—it’s always worth stopping into the Star Wars-themed taproom to see what kind of cutting edge invention his team has lined up.
Beers to try: The DFBF Berliner Weisse sells out every time it’s released, but don’t sleep on the El Jefe, which also boasts one of the coolest cans in the city. Hop heads make a beeline for Hop for Teacher, J. Wakefield’s standard-bearing IPA.