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.
PIC: Beer Street Journal & Joel Kennedy, Marketing Manager of The Bruery.
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.
Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is back in action in March.
A big sister to the Oakland Park, Florida based brewery’s Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown (note the allusion to A Tribe Called Quest), Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is anything but small. The imperial brown ale is brewed with apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Definitely, the bigger, badder “bum”.
The big sister to our Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown, Muy Bonita is a bigger, badder ‘bum. This double brown ale flaunts a bodacious body and a stunning combination of real cinnamon, vanilla, and apples. So thick, she’s like a hip hop song.
Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is a part of the brewery’s Small Batch Series, with likes of Lemon Meringue Pie, and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Available in 22 ounce bottles for a limited time starting March 19th.
8.8% ABV, 35 IBUs
PIC: Funky Buddha
Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA pours once again on February 19th.
This beer is all about the Citrus × sinensis fruit, aka blood orange. Specifically the ‘Moro’ cultivar. The blood red juice gives this India pale ale a different juice complexity, when compared to oranges.
More Moro Blood Orange IPA is back! We ceremoniously slaughtered heaps of crimson-fleshed “Moro” fruit to retrieve its delicious ichor, and then blended it with caramel malts and grapefruity hops to produce the sticky, citrus blast that we crave. Oranges: you’re on notice.
Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA is seasonally available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
7% ABV, 50 IBUs
Funky Buddha The Love Below goes on sale at the brewery again on February 15th.
The base beer is Funky’s Nikolai Vorlauf Imperial Russian Stout, that has been aged in both Cabernet barrels and bourbon barrels. The barrels were then blended together with real cherries and 100% chocolate.
Thick and sultry, this is a beer best consumed with a very special friend.
Funky Buddha The Love Below will be available at the brewery again on February 15th, 2017.
12% ABV, 40 IBUs
A bit of bottled tropical for the colder months, that will be around for the warmer months as well. Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach is headed to shelves.
As the name suggests, pineapple is the star of Pineapple Beach. The blonde ale base features pilsner malt, a touch of wheat and citrus hops that compliment the tropical fruit headliner.
Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach fills a demand that we’re seeing for sessionable beers that appeal to a broad range of craft consumers. It’s easy-drinking but flavorful, which is exactly what our customers have been asking for.” – KC Sentz, co-owner and general manager of Funky Buddha Brewery
Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach is the first year-round addition to the Boca Raton, Florida based brewery since early 2016. Look for it in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in February, 2017.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017
5% ABV, 20 IBUs
Next time you make a beer treat Oakland Park, Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery, you’ll have a option to take home a crowler or two. The 32 ounce can-on-demand made popular like Oskar Blues is coming to the taproom soon.
The addition of crowlers will be a big benefit to visitors, judging by the amount of experimental draft only options that the brewery makes available.
Look for crowlers to be available for certain draft offerings starting in early February.
Image: Funky Buddha