FIU to host annual craft beer festival at MOCA Plaza in North Miami
City of North Miami recently signed a five-year sponsorship agreement

WHAT: FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is hosting North Miami Brewfest, the college’s annual craft beer festival, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Now in its sixth year, the festival recently signed a five-year title agreement with the City of North Miami.

The event, which began as a student project in 2012, will feature 120 different craft beers from about 40 brewers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about craft brewing through educational seminars conducted by industry experts. All attendees will be able to enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings and live music. General admission ticketholders can purchase meals at various food trucks on-site. VIP admission includes early entrance, food from local restaurants, a limited edition t-shirt, backpack and mug.

Proceeds benefit FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and its mission to continue to influence brewing science education and innovation in the craft beer industry.

WHEN: 12-4 p.m. (11-4 p.m. VIP admission) on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

WHERE: MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami


  • Mohammad Qureshi, Associate Dean, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Lazaro Gonzalez, Associate Director, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Craft brewers and beer aficionados

TICKETS: $40 for general admission, $75 VIP. For more information, please click here.


About the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management:

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations in Miami, expert faculty, rich curriculum and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, foodservice and tourism industries. In August 2006 FIU unveiled the first U.S. school of hospitality and tourism in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU’s largest international program, with a capacity for up to 1,000 students. For more information about Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, visit

About FIU:

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

 About the City of North Miami:

North Miami, Florida (pop. 60,000+) is a diverse community, located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  As the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County, North Miami is committed to growth in its business community, while also focusing on issues such as education, the arts, leisure activities, and sustainability to provide a viable future for its residents and to preserve the City’s rich history since incorporating in 1926. For more information, visit:


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