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.