Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Since I first posted my review of Burger & Beer Joint a few months back things have blown up for them. They are constantly one of the busiest restaurants/bars in Miami, they have been featured on the Miami edition of Man Vs. Food, been featured in tons of publications, and things aren't stopping for them either.
First off, they are one of the only locations in South Florida where you can pick up some of Brooklyn Breweries very rare Dark Matter. This is an American Brown Ale that is aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. The beer comes in at a 7.5% ABV but is still very drinkable. It pours a nice dark chocolate brown with not much of a head. The aroma gives me hints of caramel, vanilla, and some maple. The taste is similar with a bit of chocolate as well. For being aged in bourbon barrels I wasn't getting as much bourbon taste as I usually get from bourbon barrel aged beers. This is a good start for people not used to the style though. The mouthfeel is rather light for what I was expecting. Overall a great beer that is worth heading over to Burger & Beer Joint to try before this one time only brew is gone.
Second, Burger & Beer Joint is opening a new location in Brickell. They are opening in the former location of Blu's Pizza in Mark Brickell Village. The sports bar will be increased to about 2000 square feet with more outside seating for dinning. Look for it to open sometime this summer.
Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Rd.
South Beach, FL