For the upcoming NFL and NCAA seasons, Hard Rock Stadium is rolling out a variety of new food and beverage options.
There have been significant changes at Hard Rock Stadium in recent years, as the facility has undergone a multi-phase renovation that included work over the most recent offseason. With the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes about to begin their respective 2017 campaigns, the facility is mixing up its food and beverage lineup.
According to The Miami Herald, six new restaurants have been added to the food offerings at Hard Rock Stadium, with most of those options being local. The Herald has a full run down of the food additions, and it also previews the stadium’s beer lineup. Aside from offering more local and regional craft brews, Hard Rock Stadium has a plan in place for rotating taps throughout the upcoming season:
If there’s one thing craft beer nerds love, it’s limited-release seasonal beers, and apparently Hard Rock Stadium knows this. The stadium has added three rotating tap handles that will offer some of the most sought-after locally brewed beer. Doral’s Biscayne Bay Brewing, Wynwood’s J. Wakefield Brewing and Wynwood Brewing and Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha will be among the local breweries featured.
The first rotation includes J. Wakefield’s sought-after tart and refreshing Miami Madness and Wynwood Brewing’s Father Francisco strong ale from Aug. 10 to Sept. 23. The next rotation (Oct. 8-Nov. 18) will include Funky Buddha’s Last Snow coconut-coffee porter and the tart Cuvee de Wakefield (so-called sour beers are their specialty), and Biscayne Bay Brewing’s Buenas Noches stout. The final rotation (Dec. 3-31) includes J. Wakefield’s Key Lime Slime (a bright green, refreshing tart ale), Biscayne Bay’s The Puro and Cigar City (Tampa) Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.
Renovations to Hard Rock Stadium began after the 2014 season, and ultimately introduced several new amenities–with perhaps the most occurring prior to the 2016 season, when a canopy was installed over much of the seating bowl. The Dolphins played a home preseason game on Thursday, and their regular season opener is scheduled for September 10. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, will play their home opener on September 2.