Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale returns to the brewery’s lineup on August 13th.
When you start reaching for fall beers, make sure you don’t overlook this one. When Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery calls a beer Sticky Treats, Blueberry Cobbler or Sweet Potato Casserole, they mean it.
Yet another beer in the brewery’s arsenal brewed with marshmallows. The strong ale is brewed the gooey stuff, plus sweet potatoes and a bevy of fall spices.
Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft at the brewery starting August 13th, and throughout Florida shortly after.
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Rumblings of a potential Funky Buddha purchase have been rolling around for a while. Today the rumors are now fact – Constellation Brands has acquired Florida’s Funky Buddha.
Constellation made a splash in 2015 with the $1 billion dollar acquisition of Ballast Point. Today, Constellation’s Craft & Specialty Beer Group. gains offerings like Hop Gun, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and Last Snow.
We chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development. Constellation and Funky Buddha share a lot of the same ideals and passion for philanthropy, entrepreneurship and the art of craft beer. At the end of the day, we just really like the people we have met within the organization, each of whom share our dedication to making outstanding beer.” – Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz
Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery was started in 2010. Today their capacity hovers around 45,000 barrels annually.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed
Funky Buddha Sticky Treats returns to the brewery’s lineup again on July 16th. Let the dessert drinking begin.
As a kid you craved Rice Krispie treats. As an adult, eating them doesn’t bode well for your waistline. Funky Buddha has the perfect solution for you – Sticky Treats.
As the name suggests, this beer is all about the sticky dessert bar. Funky Buddha Sticky Treats is a blonde ale, brewed with marshmallow and touch of rice for authenticity. This beer is light and smooth, and quite vanilla forward. Our unofficial estimates say that this beer has less sugar than the dessert. But WAY more alcohol. That’s winning as far was we are concerned.
Sticky Treats will be available at the brewery in Oakland Park, Florida on Sunday, July 16th. 22-ounce bottles are $7 dollars, with no sales limit.
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Oakland Park, Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery will debut “The Living Barrel Series” later this month. The new monicker re-defines the brewery’s barrel-aged program.
Funky Buddha is now home to over 500 oak casks of various types. Barrels range from bourbon and rum to tequila and Cabernet. When the barrel says the beer is ready, the beer is bottled.
Starting in July and moving into 2018, The Living Barrel Series will produce a lineup of 22 ounce bottles, sporting fresh new artwork. Most will be available in the tap room, with some offerings seeing limited distribution around Florida.
The first three drool-worthy releases include:
Rum Barrel-Aged Pina Colada – Imperial cream ale brewed with pineapple, coconut, & aged in Jamaican rum casks
Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-Aged Nikolai Vorlauf – Imperial Russian stout aged for 2 years in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dread Pirate Roberts – Imperial stout with raspberries, chocolate, & coconut (Imperial club members only)
Future releases will include Morning Wood, and Last Buffalo in the Park.
Exact release dates are forthcoming.
Later this year, The Bruery has a collaborative release slated for later this year, with Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery. Until today, we thought there might only be one, but in actuality, there might be two. The first – Guava Libre!. A second potential has surfaced – The Bruery Pink Snow.
Both creations are slated to be cream ales. Guava Libre is inspired by a Cuban guava pastry. The Bruery Pink Snow also carries a dessert vibe, resulting in something more fitting for the SoCal and Florida mild winters – a tropical snow cone.
This imperial cream ale features guava, dragonfruit, coconut, and vanilla beans, turned creamy smooth with the addition of lactose.
The result is so damn tropical. Vanilla and coconut subtley dominate the beer, which is creamy and quite unique. It’s a fruity tropical dessert that would be just a fantastic over shaved ice at a carnival. Probably one of the most unique beers we’ve tasted in a long, long while.
Since our collective exposure to the wet wintry elements is minimal, we at The Bruery® and Funky Buddha decided to create our own version of snow – something pink and tropical -that we can play in as temperatures start to arm. Championing the big, bold flavors our breweries are known for, we brewed an imperial cream ale, then added lactose and vanilla for sweetness, and guava, dragonfruit and coconut for a vibrant, tropical vibe.
The Bruery Pink Snow is slated for 750 milliliter bottles, debuting in the brewery’s taproom starting June 6th. No distribution.
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Funky Buddha Last Buffalo in the Park.
Coming soon to the brewery’s new “The Living Barrel Series” in 2017.
Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Coconut. Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. (Limited Release)
LastRelease: December, 2016
Next Release: Late 2017
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The Bruery Guava Libre, a collaboration with Florida’s Funky Buddha, is coming later this year.
If you need to know just one thing about Funky Buddha, it would have to known their love of food inspired beers. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA, and Sweet Potato Casserole are prime examples. Teaming up with California based The Bruery, the duo has another food-inspired beer headed your way in the near future.
The Bruery Guava Libre is based on the Cuban dessert pastelitos de guayaba. The tempting dessert incorporates guava paste, cream cheese, powdered sugar and puff pastries.
Echoing the pastry, the breweries created an imperial cream ale brewed with guava, turned dessert-like thanks to milk sugar and vanilla beans.
This sensory getaway transports you to a corner bodega with our friends at Funky Buddha in South Florida to recreate the flavors you’d find in a “pastelito de guayaba.” Championing the big, bold flavors that both our breweries are known for, we brewed an imperial cream ale, adding lactose and vanilla to impart sweet, custard-like ribbons, and guava for filling its conceptual authenticity. It’s a collaboration that’s equal parts inspiration and admiration.
The Bruery Guava Libre will be available in 750 milliliter bottles around the same time fall seasonal Autumn Maple returns.