Address: 275 NE 18th St unit 107, Miami, FL 33132
This post isn’t the typical brewery review that I usually do; no, this is a spotlight post on a brewery to come!
Not too far off the MacArthur Causeway in the Edgewater district Don Deo opened its doors last month in December (2017) when Eloy & Estefania Verardi came to Miami to fulfill their dreams.
But before we get to the opening of Don Deo, we need to rewind a bit to learn how the brewery came to be. Eloy was born and raised in Venezuela; when he had grown up, he went to Buscaramanga, Columbia for university to obtain a degree in Dentistry. While there, he had visited Bogota Beer Companys taprooms many times & became infatuated with the world of craft beer. He started brewing at home and felt that it had become more than just a hobby. After brewing for a while, he gave some of his brews to his family members and they thought it was good enough to sell!
Eloy has homebrewed several flagship beers thus far and is ready to get back and start coming up with new recipes for all to enjoy. So far he has a Honey Oak Wheat Ale which he has fermented with oak chips; the La Verona Porter which has notes of chocolate, coffee and pistachios & a hoppy, citrusy IPA. Now while we weren’t able to try the beers mentioned above, from the descriptions alone, I’m excited for Eloy to start brewing. He is currently in the process of obtaining a permit from the city to install a nano-brewery in his space to start getting those beers out!
But there is on thing that really sticks out about this place, it’s a family affair. Eloy opened up the brewery with his father in law Oscar and the day to day operations are run by his wife, Estefania & sister, Nabila; and be sure to be on the lookout while you’re there because his daughter Penelope might be running around from time to time as well! And to bring the the whole thing home (pun intended) He named the brewery “Don Deo” after his grandfather Deogracia (Latin for Gods Grace).
And while they don’t have their own beers on tap just yet, they have a long list of beers ready to serve showing a lot of local love and getting you some delicious craft beer from out of state as well! And while you can drink and enjoy some delicious beers at Don Deo, they also have bottles for sale that you can take home with you.
We all know what happens when you drink though, you get hungry! And that is something else that they took care of; Gabriel, the former chef of Bin No. 18, is manning the grill and serving up some delicious treats. Gabriel, an Argentinian chef, threw together for us angus beef & lamb sliders with yucca fries and a mouth watering chimichurri steak sandwich with french fries! The meat is cooked to order and will have you wanting more.
I have to say though, what’s so inspiring about Don Deo is that they came here to live the American dream. They came from another country to open up a business, immerse themselves in the Miami culture and ultimately live a better lifestyle. What’s more is that I’m positive that when the renovations are done and the nano-brewery is set up, Don Deo will bring an amazing vibe to the Edgewater district and keep its patrons satiated and happy!
They’re open from:
Happy Hours are Monday to Friday from open to 7pm!
Happy Hour consists of: Special pricing on beers (varies), wine and prosecco are $6.00 per glass & on Tuesdays prosecco is 50% off!
Website: Don Deo Brewing Company
Facebook: Don Deo Brewing Company