After nearly 10 months of construction and permitting, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is officially open for production and its first kegs shipped out last Thursday to three locations in Miami-Dade County.

The brewery is the county’s second production brewery to open this year and the second to open in Doral, taking 15,000 square feet at PS Business Parks‘ 8000 NW 25th Street in MICC. The deal closed January 1, 2013.

The kegs will be BBBC’s flagship brews.

A big launch event for the brand will occur early October, says co-owner Gus Chacon.

“We’re trying to keep it Miami-Dade exclusively,” Chacon said earlier this month.

The brewery was originally going to be housed on Eighth Street in heart of Little Havana but relocated to Doral because the former site turned out to be too small at approximately 5,000 square feet. The reason it moved, according to co-owner Jose Mallea, is because of the possibility of expansion.

“That’s the key to this business,” Mallea said. “To meet demand.”

The brewery contains a 15-barrel system and Chacon hopes the brewery to produce about 500 more barrels, or 15,750 gallons, for the rest of the year.

Viola Sanchez, PS Business Parks‘ Vice President, Southeast Division, serves on the CIASF Board of Directors and served as President of the organization in 2012-2013.

PS Business Parks is also a Platinum Sponsor of CIASF.

Source:  Miami New Times