Biscayne Home Brew & Carry Out Opens in MiMo District
Big plans are being made for Biscayne Boulevard just north of where the MiMo district "officially" ends. A shopping center is being refurbished with the hope of attracting shops and restaurants, and an antiques mall is being built. Right now, however, Biscayne Home Brew & Carry Out has just opened.
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Partner Aaron Busch has big plans for the small shop at 7939 Biscayne Blvd., which opened less than a week ago, envisioning it as a place where beer aficionados can gather and share brewing tips over a pint or two. But one thing at a time.
Busch, the former chef de cuisine at Blue Collar, opened Biscayne Home Brew & Carry Out with partner David Lockshin, who owns a brewing shop in Costa Rica and has been making beer for decades. The two, along with Aaron's brother Wade, make up the staff at the shop, brewing beer and giving advice to homebrewers who stop in for some malt, yeast, or other supplies.
Currently, the shop sells only retail brewing supplies while they're waiting for their package license. Once that's in place in about a week or so, the shop will offer about five dozen curated craft brews. Busch also plans to offer homebrew classes, with samples of their own brews included. Eventually, the team will also sell beer to consume on the premises. In anticipation, a vintage bar, complete with brass foot rails, is already in place.
Busch comes from North Carolina, where the craft beer scene is extensive. He says a recent trip back home sparked the chef's interest in homebrewing. "The craft brew scene is incredible there. I hadn't been back in two and a half years. When I got to Miami, I started brewing and noticed there are only two places that sell supplies in the Miami area. Then I met my partner, David, and we decided to open a store.
"We looked at spaces a little farther south but found this area. The owners of the building are great people, and they want to bring this area up. In the next few years this neighborhood is going to be incredible."