Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood
Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood this fall.
Courtesy Nicole Darnell Nicole and Adam Darnell: The duo behind Boxelder craft beer.
The craft beer market and tap room is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Nicole and Adam Darnell, two professionals in the art industry who decided to pursue their mutual lifelong love of beer. Even the name of their market relates to the growing beer scene in Wynwood.
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Nicole Darnell explains that Boxelder, a type of maple tree, was placed on Florida's waterbanks because of its quick growth of an intricate root system. She explains that, "the boxelder would allow other trees and plants to grow quickly. We thought that was a great metaphor for what's happening in Miami's beer scene. A few pioneering places, like Wynwood Brewing Company, are paving the way for Miami's craft beer scene to really flourish."
Nicole Darnell, a fourth generation Floridian, says that she and husband, Adam, are both passionate about beer, but Adam is the one with hands-on experience. "We both worked in the art world for a very long time, but even before that, Adam grew up brewing beer with his father out west. Then, we moved to Miami in 2000, and Adam worked as a bartender at The Abbey. We both tinker with beer at home, and the appreciation of beer culture is something we both love. It was a decision on both of our parts to leave the art world to be a part of the craft beer world."