The move is a departure for AB InBev, which in the past has bought a number of already successful craft breweries

The move is a departure for AB InBev, which in the past has bought a number of already successful craft breweries

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its own craft-style brewery in Miami this year.

Created by the co-founders of AB InBev craft brewery acquisition 10 Barrel Brewing Co, the "Latin American-inspired" Veza Sur Brewing Co will be based out of a brewpub in Miami's Wynwood district. The brewery is due to launch in the Summer, with its beers only available in Miami, AB InBev's US craft beer unit, The High End, said in a memo to local wholesalers this week.

The building of a new brewery is a slight departure for AB InBev, which in the past has chosen to take over a number of already successful craft breweries, including the Oregon-based 10 Barrel.

Jeremy and Chris Cox, who sold 10 Barrel to AB InBev in 2014, came up with the idea for Veza Sur during a trip to Colombia with The High End's Max-Antonio Burger. The group were visiting the Bogota Beer Co, another AB InBev acquisition. Burger will be the GM for Veza Sur.

The new Veza Sur will operate out of the same Miami neighbourhood as Wynwood Brewing Co, a craft brewer that in December sold a near-25% stake to the Craft Brew Alliance. The Craft Brew Alliance is itself part-owned by AB InBev.