A former warehouse on Sixth Street is now home to new microbrewery and taproom, Miel, open since last weekend.
Miel’s big space in the Irish Channel has been in the works for well over a year, and features a hangar-like indoor and a hefty beer garden that opens out to the street.
Per the Advocate, Miel is keeping its operation pretty small — its beer is not available anywhere outside the brewery (although take-home growlers are an option), and the company is starting out with just a few options — a hefeweizen, a golden ale, and a Belgian dubbel with honey. Correspondingly, Miel’s name means “honey” in French, and the brewery is using honey in place of sugar in some of its brew operations.
It’s early days, so Miel plans to get up to a dozen beers on tap (and nitro coffee) once production ramps up. By keeping things small-scale, it looks like Miel is planning to rotate its beers frequently, shuffling through a variety of styles and seasonal brews.
Given the large outdoor space, Miel is dog friendly — the taproom is not serving food, but says it will try to get food trucks to visit, and customers are welcome to order in food from outside.
Miel is open from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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