Miel means honey in both Spanish and French, representative of the cultural heritage of Miel’s Owners and that of Miel’s location in New Orleans. The design for this brewery and taproom is driven by the brewery’s namesake and a passion for experimentation in craft brewing.
Customers are welcomed through a telescoping gate into a courtyard beer garden, lined overhead with string lights that mirror string lights running over the taproom inside which contribute to a seamless transition between the exterior courtyard and interior taproom. From inside the taproom, visitors can enjoy views of Miel’s brewing process through glazed double doors between the taproom and brewery.
The taproom’s finishes are simple and true to the industrial character of the building, accented with warm tones of honey beer, wood furnishings, and a flood of natural light during the day. Formerly a windowless, metal warehouse, Miel is now welcomed by Irish Channel residents as a new-found cornerstone of the neighborhood.