Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel-aged Ale will release in late June as the brewery’s second Mixology Series release of 2020.
Crafted to replicate “one of the oldest mixed drinks in the cocktail canon,” Old Fashioned starts with a base of an American Strong Ale “brewed . . . with barley, rye, and corn to match the grain bill of a Bourbon mash.” The beer was then sent to age for months in High West Bourbon barrels to pick up “notes of charred oak and vanilla.” After a lengthy rest, Old Fashioned (10% ABV) was pulled from the barrels and finished with additions of “orange peel and cherries to capture the essence of the timeless drink.”
Old Fashioned officially debuted in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on June 19 and is rolling into distribution this week. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida. Prost!
Vital Information for Old Fashioned from Funky Buddha Brewery
Release – Limited/Mixology Series; late June – September 2020
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 15
Treatment – Aged for months in High West Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Orange peel & cherries
Fun Fact – “The Old Fashioned is a historic American cocktail developed during the late 19th century. A cocktail in those times referred to simple drinks made with spirits, sugar, and bitters. The phrase “old fashioned” later became a mechanism of implying that a drink was to be made the old way. Today, the Old Fashioned is made with Bourbon or rye whiskey, bitters, sugar, orange peel, and occasionally a maraschino cherry. It’s served with a large ice cube in the iconic rocks glass.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Bacon-wrapped figs, Pimento cheese deviled eggs, classic wedge salad, bbq grilled chicken wings, ribeye steak, dark chocolate covered almonds”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder