Brewpub Dining – Titanic Brewery and Restaurant

How someone decides on the R.M.S. Titanic as a theme for a restaurant and brewery right next to the Univ. of Miami campus, I will never know. Seriously. Does anyone know?

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I liked it, though. Decided to take a ride down to Coral Gables to visit Titanic Brewery and Restaurant for beer and lunch. And Titanic. I don’t know which attracted me most, since I am somewhat of a Titanic enthusiast.

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There is a lot, and I do mean a lot, of Titanic gear on the walls, hallways, everywhere pretty much. Made me pretty happy. Even a good amount of the menu items were in some way Titanic-themed. Steerage Skirt Steak, y’all.

Quick note on the menu: Standard pub fare, but good and reasonably priced. I had a blackened chicked sandwich with bleu cheese on it, and it was quite good.

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Back to the beer (notice the gorgeous copper equipment above). Titanic does seasonals and guest taps, but maintains a standard selection of 6 brews, all of which can be tasted with Titanic’s Porthole Sampler:

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I wish I could remember which was which in the picture above. But, here’s a rundown. I will save you the explanation behind the names.

Triple Screw Light Ale. It’s light bodied and lightly flavored. A good intro beer, not overly powerful.

White Star IPA – Titanic describes this as an American version of an English IPA. I found this to be largely accurate. It’s hoppier than an English IPA, but nowhere near a hop bomb as a West Coast IPA would be. Still very hoppy.

Captain Smith’s Rye Ale – I’ve liked Ryes as sort of a less-hoppy IPA, but still has some of the kick. I have had some with a more pronounced rye flavor, but it wasn’t necessary for a drink as smooth as this.

Britannic Best Bitter – I am going to admit I have no experience in bitters. It wasn’t for me, but I also don’t have much of a frame of reference.

Boiler Room Nut Brown Ale – Here we go. I’ve been enjoying my brown ales, and this was a good one. Clean drinking, smooth, and quite flavorful.

Shipbuilders Oatmeal Stout – The hands-down favorite of my wife and I. Their stout is well rounded, exceptionally creamy, and the oatmeal lent a great heaviness and meatiness to the beer. Worth the drive to Coral Gables.

Now for the best part. I don’t know what I did, but the Porthole Sampler ended up being all of $6. 6-4 oz samplers for $6? Plus pints were $4.75. Maybe it was happy hour, but those were great prices.

In all, it’s strangely quirky for Coral Gables, but Titanic Brewery is a good time, good food, and good beer for a good price.

Prost!
Chris
@floridabeerblog

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