Want to see how beer is made? At least four South Florida craft breweries now offer behind-the-scenes tours of their facilities that go beyond tastings to the nuts and bolts of the brewing process.
If you’d like to see two breweries in one day, Miami Brew Bus does just that from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $60 per person, with tours leaving Kush Wynwood gastropub in Miami. Get more information at MiamiBrewBus.com or 786-558-3860.
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park, 954-440-0046, FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com; noon-midnight daily)
At 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5 tours include a free Funky Buddha pint glass and several beer samples. Attendees can sign up for the 2 and 3 p.m. tours up to one month in advance in the tap room. The 4 p.m. tours are first come, first served. For groups of 15 or more, use the online form on the brewery’s website.
Due South Brewing Co. (2900 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, 561-463-2337, DueSouthBrewing.com; noon- 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday)
Free tours are offered at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations. At 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the brewery offers hour-long, $10 per person VIP tours, which include samples, a Q and A and a pint glass to take home. Space is limited to 12 people, and reservations are strongly suggested
Wynwood Brewing Co. (565 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-982-8732, WynwoodBrewing.com; 2-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday)
Added just this month, Wynwood gives guests an inside look at the brewing process at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The $10 fee includes a pint glass of one of Wynwood’s core beers, a free glass and an interactive brew-house tour. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 10 people per group. Proceeds benefit the local Boys Baseball Club at nearby Roberto Clemente Park.
Miami Brewing Co. (30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead, 305-242-1224, SchneblyWinery.com/brewery; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 am.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday)
Every hour during opening hours on weekends, guests pay $7 to see how the country's Southern-most brewery makes its beer. Reservations are not necessary.