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.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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 and a Puerto Rican neighborhood. 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. 

We decided to come to Wynwood for several reasons.  We are truly passionate about our craft, our beer, in the same way the artists in our neighborhood take pride in their work and the other artisans share this passion for their products.  Every beer is brewed with love and passion to ultimately create a work of art in every glass. Most importantly this neighborhood felt like home. As a family, we were drawn to this area and wanted to help create jobs and support the community. We want each person that works for Wynwood Brewing, who shares a beer in our taproom or enjoys our beer at one of our fine retailers to feel like part of the family. 

Welcome to Wynwood Brewing Company.

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 to 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

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, I AM NOW BECOMING”

-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

DAVID X. RODRIGUEZ

MISSIONARY OF BEER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Wyntoberfest

“DINOSAURS DIDN’T HAVE BEER, HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?”

-UNKNOWN

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 “POPS” 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

JUANITA GIRALDO

Empress of Events

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Laces IPA

“THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH”

BRIAN HOUGH

TAPROOM GENERAL MANAGER

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Laces IPA

“THERE IS NOTHING PERMANENT EXPECT CHANGE”

– HERACLITUS

RAFAEL “RAFA” ECHEVARRIA

Hops Hustler

Favorite Wynwood Beer: Laces IPA

“BEER, IT’S THE BEST DAMN DRINK IN THE WORLD.” – JACK NICHOLSON

JONATHAN ORTIZ

Big Hoppy

Favorite Wynwood Beer: La Rubia

“I DON’T HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM. I SEE A BEER, I DRINK IT…NO PROBLEM”