I cannot believe that it has been a year since Bouza opens its doors to the public. That almost didn’t happen in time, since right as they were opening a hurricane decided to come through and make life more than a little bit miserable for South Florida.
But open they did, got a renewed focus on Miami craft beer, got a brand new Pacific Northwest brewer to make some tweaks, and they are off and running to a great start.
What makes it all the better, is you’re starting to see their beers pop up in and around Miami-Dade County. Such is the case with their American Wheat Ale (Wheat Ale, 5.5% ABV).
This is an interesting, and slightly hop forward take on the style. You definitely get the light body and the crisp texture of wheat ale, but they were not shy about chalking some good old-fashioned earthy, piney hops into the beer as well. Those hops give the beer an extra little zing, nicely rounded but still unique.
Once I get back to Bouza, I will definitely be able to see more of what they have available. I’m excited to see how much it’s grown, and what new stuff they have on tap.
Hopefully I’ll make it before the second anniversary.
Drink Florida Craft,