Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) recently announced that Pineapple Beach Blonde Ale will be officially joining their Year-Round lineup in February.
As a means of adding depth and balance to their line of Year-Round brews, Funky Buddha has created Pineapple Beach Blonde Ale to be a full-flavored, light-bodied beer “built for a Sunshine state, craft beer-lovin local.” This goal was achieved thanks to a recipe consisting of Citra hops, Pilsner and Wheat malts, and “just enough real pineapple . . . to capture the tropical vibe without making the beer overly sweet or fruity.” At just 5% ABV, this crisp and refreshing Blonde Ale proves to be the perfect go-to beer all year long. Pineapple Beach joins Floridian Hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA, and Hop Stimulator Double IPA to comprise the full roster of Funky Buddha’s flagship offerings. The release of Pineapple Beach marks the first new year-round offering from Funky Buddha Brewery since early 2016.
“Pineapple Beach fills a demand that we’re seeing for sessionable beers that appeal to a broad range of craft consumers,” says KC Sentz, co-owner and general manager of Funky Buddha Brewery. “It’s easy-drinking but flavorful, which is exactly what our customers have been asking for.”
As of January 16, limited amounts of Pineapple Beach Blonde Ale are currently available now on draft only. Following shortly behind, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles – suggested retail price of $9.99 each – will become available at craft beer retailers throughout Florida beginning on Wednesday, February 1. If curiosity has gotten the best of you, there is also a chance for “a sneak peek preview of Pineapple Beach at MBCP Draft Day, a draft tour of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter at 200 statewide accounts starting January 26th.” Whenever you happen to track down your first sip of Pineapple Beach, just be sure to enjoy it as intended: paired with an amazing day in Florida. Prost!
Vital Information for Pineapple Beach Blonde Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Release – Year-Round, draft launches on January 16 and bottles arrive on February 1
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 20
Hops – Citra
Malts – Pilsner & Wheat
Added Ingredients – Pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder
Fun Fact – The bottle artwork for Pineapple Beach was actually based off local Fort Lauderdale beaches