Funky Buddha

Boca Raton, Florida

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Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter releases again in January

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter 2019

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter will return again in January, coinciding with the brewery’s Maple Bacon Festival.

The cult favorite in the Florida brewery’s lineup, Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is brewed with maple syrup, freshly roasted coffee, and bacon. It was an instant fan hit, has any beer with the word “bacon” in it, usually is.

The festival kicks off at 12 pm on January 12th, 2019.

VIP Tickets are $225 dollars and include VIP entry, as well as 12 bottles of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Regular Tickets are $110 and include 4 bottles. No bottle tickets are $55 dollars.

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is available in 22oz bottles and draft, only available at the brewery.

Style: Porter (w/ Maple Syrup, Coffee, Bacon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft (Both limited)
Latest Return: January 2019

6.4% ABV, 35 IBUS

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Mid August: Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale

Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale

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.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Marshmallows. Sweet Potato. Spices.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: 8/13/17

7.9% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Funky Buddha, Headlines

Funky Buddha acquired by Constellation Brands

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

Developing…

Posted in Funky Buddha, Seasonal Return

Snap, Crackle & Beer. Funky Buddha Sticky Treats returns

Funky Buddha Sticky Treats bottle

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.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Rice. Marshmallows.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: 7/16/17

?? ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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Funky Buddha readies barrel-aged “The Living Barrel Series” 

Funky Buddha Living Barrel Series

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.

Posted in Don't Miss This, Funky Buddha, New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery & Funky Buddha’s Pink Snow is ridiculously unique

The Bruery Pink Snow bottles

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.

RELATED: The Bruery Guava Libre

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.

Style: Imperial Cream Ale (w/ Guava. Dragonfruit. Coconut. Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 6/6/17

7.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal & Joel Kennedy, Marketing Manager of The Bruery.

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Funky Buddha Last Buffalo in the Park

Funky Buddha Last Buffalo in the Park

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

 

 

PIC: Beer Street Journal