If you’ve ever been to a Catholic Church (or the hispanic section of any Florida grocery store), you’ll notice really tall glass-enclosed candles, possibly with some sort of saint on it. That is known as a veladora.
Of the series, I managed to get my hands on one of them, Mal De Ojo (Berliner Weisse, 4% ABV), at Ft. Lauderdale’s Riverside Market.
I don’t really understand why a Berliner Weisse was released whose name roughly translates to the Evil Eye. There’s certainly nothing evil about it.
The beer has a beautiful, hazy straw color and pours with just a light head. The taste is a wonderfully classic Berliner. It’s got a moderate sourness and big flavors of citrus, especially lemon, some orange, and a bit of lime. Not that those are in the beer, but those flavors and aroma immediately come to mind when drinking the beer.
I am thoroughly convinced that sour beers are the future of Miami-Dade beer, and MIA Brewing has at least one excellent example.
Even if the name is a little scary.
Drink Florida Craft,