Miami Brewing Company is a family owned brewery that makes artisanal beer out of exotic tropical fruits from South Florida, in the heart of the Redlands. They have several beers ranging from pale ales, brown ales, blonde ales, and much more.

This might all sound fine and dandy for beer connoisseurs, but if you are sitting here wondering: What do IPA’s taste like? What does a lager taste like? What’s the difference between an ale and a lager? Here you’ll find all the information you need to know about their different brews and how they taste.

Miami Brewing Company has all your answers!

Beers start out as either an ale or a lager, and from there, they can be divided in many other types of beer depending on many things such as their alcohol level, taste, and color.


Lagers are usually light and a little malty. These are the entry point for new beer drinkers. Lagers are easy to drink and have a cleaner, crisper taste than ales.


Ales are often darker in color with more of an intense flavor profile. These beers are usually sweeter due to the use of sugar during fermentation that can give them hints of caramel or nutty flavors.


Indian Pale Ales, or IPAs are the most popular type of ale. They have a lot more hops and bitterness than lagers, but they also pack flavor in their own way. They may have herbal, citrus or fruity flavors. These can be a bit more bitter and have a higher alcohol level than others. The perfect entryway into the world of artisanal beer! Miami Brewing Company offers their VICE IPA, a beer with light crisps and citrus aromas on a malty backbone with fruity hop notes on the nose.

American Brown Ales

American Brown Ales are beers with malt on the front end of a classic brown ale. They have light caramel or nutty flavors that are satisfying with an easy drinkability and nice balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. At Miami Brewing Company you can find Gator Tail Brown Ale, a beer that pours a deep brown velvety and creamy head with roast aromas of coffee and chocolate that carry to the flavors.

Classic Blonde Ales

Classic Blonde Ales are lighter in color and has more subtle flavors. They are a little citrusy and light in flavor. It will sometimes have added fruit or spices, but for the most part, a balance between hops and malt lends the beer a simple light-bodied taste that. You can find this beer at Miami Brewing Company if you try Big Rod Coconut Ale, a Classic Blonde Ale with generous additions of coconut and sweet caramel malts giving the beer a delightful tropical character.

Other Beers

Miami Brewing Company also offers other artisanal beers that are only made seasonally, such as their Imperial Russian Stout, and Lychee Habanero, as well as Porters and Wheat Ales.

We’ll continue talking about types of beers in our next article! Meanwhile, visit Miami Brewing Company for a BEER TASTING, where you can have four 4oz beers to try, plus your favorite pint to finish! This article will make you seem like a beer pro when you visit!

Brewery Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: Noon-6pm
Thursday: Noon-9pm
Friday-Saturday: Noon-Midnight
Sunday: Noon-9pm

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