If the definition of a horticulturist is one who works in the disciplines of plant propagation, cultivation, field production and plant cultivation, then a “hop-culturologist” would be a beer grower-master of his domain.
It’s exactly who and what Lou Ramirez is; Very own additional beer master Miami Beaches. Chef and beer lover Luis Ramirez is the person behind this hip and very unique namesake, Lou’s Beer Garden, where all the delicious things are propagated and grown.
Last Saturday night I had the special pleasure of hanging out with my own Epicurean mayor of South Florida, ER Gagit, and his charming wife at Lou’s Beer Garden. When the “Mayor” says we’ll check out this new place, go; don’t ask questions because it will undoubtedly be an experience. And what a night it was! Lou’s Beer Garden is definitely where the locals go; he is very cool, hip and very friendly.
We first started tasting beers from all over the world, every as exotic and wild as their name, Dead Guy Ale, LongBoard, Pilsner Urquell, Double Arrogant Bastard, Raison D’Etre; The mayor’s wife and I emptied ourselves in the evening and got stuck with Shock Top. The Mayor in the right form literally added hair to his chest to his chosen Double Arrogant Bastard, Dead Guy Ale and Old Thumper E.S.A.
For the hip dish, we started with Lou’s special Belgian fries and round Bisque shrimp counters. Both starts were perfect! Who would have ever thought that the “gourmet specialty” at Beer Garden was tucked behind some indescribable historic deco hotel on the North Shore area? Pearls are always hidden in the oyster!
For dinner we had Burgers, Pizza and Tripe. Excellent and typical beer food in Burgers and Pizzas as one would expect, except Tripe? another creepy surprise of this beer and gastro-beer brewery in Miami Beach. So many screws from the blue part, in Lou’s Beer Garden, and I would venture to say that these are Lou’s everyday events and you have to check them out for yourself to truly experience it. The locals go there, and even if it’s not you, they greet you with open arms and huge smiles. They invite you to sit in their garden, unwind and have a beer with them; even throwing a burger on the grill for you, the secret hospitality here at Lou’s Beer Garden just couldn’t get any better than that. Whether you’re from Minnesota, Montana, Maine or Miami, they’ll treat you like a neighbor from Lou’s Beer Garden.