Our Story

ABOUT US

Wynwood Brewing Co. is Miami’s first craft production brewery. Founded by Luis Brignoni and his father Luis “Pops” Brignoni Sr., Wynwood is deeply rooted in its founders’ Puerto Rican heritage and namesake neighborhood, the Wynwood Arts District. Our neighborhood is renowned as one of the most vibrant and artistic communities in the country and attracts artists and influencers from around the world.

Our beer draws inspiration from our family and place within Miami’s thriving local and international art scene. Our year-round portfolio includes flagship La Rubia Blonde Ale, a crisp and flavorful ale made for hot Miami weather, Laces IPA, Lock On, Father Francisco and Pop’s Porter, which won a Gold Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival competition.

WHY WYNWOOD?

We made our first beer at home, then we found our home in the wynwood arts district. Just north of downtown miami, in an area that was traditionally a garment district, Wynwood is also known as a Puerto Rican barrio. After the garment factories left the area many of the warehouses were abandoned and littered with graffiti. These warehouses soon turned into outdoor canvasses and public art became the fabric of the neighborhood. Since then, we have witnessed our home become an international symbol of expression and culture. We are proud to call this is our spot, our people, our family. Welcome to Wynwood Brewing.

Our beloved neighborhood is known as the Wynwood Arts District.  We are located just north of downtown Miami in an area that was traditionally a garment factory district.  In addition, Wynwood is also known as the Puerto Rican Barrio due to the settlement of large Puerto Rican families during the 70’s and 80’s.  After the garment factories left the area many of the warehouses were abandoned and were littered with graffiti. Starting in the early 2000’s many artists began to paint remarkable pieces.  Since then, we’ve seen galleries and some of the worlds best street artists paint phenomenal murals. Every day you see someone with a spray paint can in hand ready to create a work of art. It’s truly a magnificent neighborhood to be a part of.

We decided to come to Wynwood for several reasons.  We are truly passionate about our craft and felt that aligning ourselves with such a neighborhood would let folks know that this is very much a craftbeer.  Every beer is brewed with love and passion to ultimately create a work of art in every glass.  In addition, this is a family-owned company, a Puerto Rican family. As a family, we felt we needed to come to this neighborhood and help create jobs to the local folks and support our community.

MISSION

The Mission at Wynwood Brewing is to make innovative, consistent and high-quality beers accessible and unpretentious for our ever-growing Familia.

“Our vision is too make Wynwood Brewing part of people’s lives not just their drinking habits.”

MEET THE TEAM

BEN BENSON

ADMINISTRATOR OF ALES

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Pop’s Porter

“DADDY’S HUNGRY”

-BEN BENSON

BENNY RODRIGUEZ

LORD OF THE LEDGER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Laces IPA

“THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN AND THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CANT’ ARE BOTH RIGHT. WHICH ONE ARE YOU?”

-HENRY FORD

JAVIER ZUNIGA

SIR CEREVISIAE

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Pop’s Porter

“THE MOUTH OF A PERFECTLY CONTENTED MAN IS FILLED WITH BEER.”

-EGYPTIAN INSCRIPTION 2200 B.C.

LUIS G. BRIGNONI

FOUNDER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Pop’s Porter

“ONE TODAY IS WORTH TWO TOMORROWS; WHAT I AM TO BE, IAM NOW BECOMING”

-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

DAVID X. RODRIGUEZ

MISSIONARY OF BEER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Wyntoberfest

“DINOSAURS DIDNT HAVE BEER, HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?”

-UNKNOWN

GREG BELLAMY

SULTAN OF SUDS

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Laces IPA

“I FIND YOU LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING”

-DARTH VADER

ENRIQUE VITTORINO

MARKETING WIZARD

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Pop’s Porter

“ALL MEN DREAM, BUT NOT EQUALLY.”

-T.E. LAWRENCE

IAN SALZBERG

VP OF MARKETING AND SALES

Favorite Beer: Pop’s Porter

“LEAVE THE GUN, TAKE THE CANNOLI”

-CLEMENZA

NANCY LOPETEGUI

TAPROOM MANAGER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Penit

“CAN’T BE SCARED OF ANYTHING THAT’S FLUFFY”

-NANCY?

LUIS “POP’S” BRIGNONI

CO-FOUNDER & OFFICIAL QUALITY MANAGER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Pop’s Porter

“EVERYBODY HAS TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING… I BELIEVE I’LL HAVE ANOTHER BEER.”

-POP’S

NIK MEBANE

BREWMASTER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Lock On

“MOST PEOPLE HATE THE TASTE OF BEER TO BEGIN WITH. IT IS, HOWEVER, A PREJUDICE.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

VINCENT MORENZA

AMAZING BREWER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Magic City

“I DON’T SEE MYSELF AS A ROLE MODEL”

-LILLY ALLEN

PATTY BOSCH

AMAZING BEER TENDER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Magic City

HAKUNA MATATA