• Marcy Farrey

Better Together: Indie Makers & Craft Beer

At the Miramar Makers Market this weekend, we discovered indie breweries & indie makers make a great couple!

I always love when indie and small businesses come together to support each other, even when they're in different industries. It's what makes the indie community stand out--their willingness to collaborate and support others who are pursuing their passions and making a living doing what they love. So when I heard about the Miramar Makers Market & Brewery Crawl, I was very excited to see small craft breweries teaming up with independent makers of all types. Then I learned this was part of a whole SERIES that I Heart Indie Markets hosts in different cities in Southern California--what a great idea! With their events, the goal is to bring local area businesses like breweries, wineries, and restaurants together with local creators for a fun and unique experience.

I just discovered I Heart Indie Markets and I Heart Indie Makers, and if you are a huge fan of indie makers and creators like I am, and you love going to these markets, I highly recommend you follow them. It's a great resource for discovering makers and events nationwide.

Since my Sunday was booked up, I was only able to visit one brewery (32 North Brewing Co) and the makers featured there, but catching that last half hour of the event was even better than I could have hoped! I walked out with a beautiful obsidian gemstone bracelet from Soulterics, a beautiful champagne aura quartz cuff bracelet from Elephant Trunk Up (can you tell I love gemstones?), some really fun and cute squirrel Christmas cards from Sable & Snow, and two handmade soaps from Oceanic Oasis (watermelon and sweat pea scents). All are pictured below in the order I listed them.

I also met so many fantastic local makers that I'll be shopping from in the future! If I had more time, I'm sure I would've come home with even more.

Thank you and congratulations to I Heart Indie Markets and IHIM Pop-ups for creating and curating a successful market and brewery crawl! We can't wait to attend one of your events again soon!

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