The Happiest Hour

So Long as We’re in the UM Hood: No Icebergs Ahead

October 2018

The only brewery in Coral Gables, Titanic prides itself on being a neighborhood pub. Owner Kevin Rusk, who used to work at Tobacco Road in Brickell, bought two properties in 1997: A dry cleaners and an Italian Restaurant. Two years later, Titanic opened its doors on Ponce de Leon near the University of Miami. 

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the pub serves house beers for $4 and house wines and well drinks for $5. But one drink clearly steals the show. “People come here for the beer,” Rusk says, who describes his restaurant as a “brew pub,” or a pub that makes its own beer. 

Plaques and trophies from beer festivals festoon the walls, testifying to the quality of their craft beer. Rusk explains that the “grain to glass” process can take anywhere from 18 days for lighter beers to as long as a month for IPAs. 

– Lizzie Wilcox