Miel (pronounced ME-ELLE) Brewery and Taproom was first conceived in 2016 by Alex Peyroux and Janice Montoya, a couple of nerds with a love of science and art. Their eagerness to do what they love for a living and build a community to share their handiwork is what drives them to make Miel a reality. Miel will finally open its doors in mid 2018 thanks to the unceasing support from family, friends, and the Irish Channel community. Miel Brewery and Taproom aims to provide future customers with delicious beer made using as many local ingredients as possible.
Alex's parents picked up beekeeping as a hobby and began supplying Alex and Janice with enormous amounts of delicious Louisiana honey. After doing some research on honey, they came to find to that the word miel means honey in Spanish and French. Miel as a word acts as a bridge, connecting both their backgrounds and cultures. Alex and Janice decided to run with the name and never look back because when life gives you honey, make beer with it. Legally Miel cannot make mead due to licensing, but the plan is to use honey as an ingredient in a couple of beers as a nod to our namesake.
Co-Founder + Brewer
Alex is a self proclaimed "pretty big nerd in general." It was during the pursuit of a biology degree that Alex found that there was a science behind beer. Home-brewing led to many different jobs at different breweries across the United States. There came a point where Alex knew he was ready to brew for himself. Knowing that brewing alone is not all it takes to run a brewery, Alex joined forces with Janice, to establish Miel Brewery and Taproom.
Co-Founder + Creative
Undeniably a perfectionist, Janice takes pride in producing quality work. This mindset and five plus years in the advertising and video production industry is what motivated her to jump on board with Alex's passion project. Janice is the person behind the camera 90% of the time and has been documenting Miel's story from the beginning. Janice credits her appreciation for craft beer to Alex, who showed her that beer can be complex and incredibly diverse.
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