The Abbey Brewing Company opened its doors for the first time on Miami Beach in late June, 1995. The “experts” thought that Raymond Rigazio the Brew-master and President of the Abbey Brewing Company was crazy, since South Beach was a haven for Model wannabes who went to clubs and ordered chocolate martinis and Cosmopolitans. The experts gave The Abbey six months to a year at most, but the Abbey proved them all wrong!
The Abbey Brewing Company, with its full bodied beer recipes taped into the local market of down to earth intelligent people who were looking for a small intimate place to chill and have a philosophical conversation over a delicious hand crafted beer.
This cozy intimate atmosphere equipped with Rigazio’s award winning beer recipes, also attracted many international customers and visitors from the states. The combination of excellent beer and a down to earth home like atmosphere has made the Abbey Brewing Company a landmark on Miami Beach.