Funky Buddha Brewery Schedules Limited Release of Wide Awake It’s Morning

FBWideAwake2Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that the Limited Release of Wide Awake It’s Morning Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter will officially begin on Sunday, April 29.

Returning to serve as the next release in Funky Buddha’s Little Buddha Small Batch series, Wide Awake It’s Morning gives breakfast a boost by treating beer lovers to an imperialized version of the brewery’s infamous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.  This indulgent Imperial Porter goes next level by adding “some girthy gravity to the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.”  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV and 40 IBUs, Wide Awake It’s Morning is one eye-opener that can absolutely hold its own on any breakfast – or dessert – table.

Wide Awake It’s Morning will officially release in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on April 29 and enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Little Buddha Small Batch offering available for a limited time in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Wide Awake It’s Morning from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch; April 29, 2018
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Coffee, maple syrup & natural flavors
Suggested Food Pairings – “Chinese red braised pork belly, veal rib roast with demi glace, Stilton cheese, hot chili butternut squash soup, smoked brisket burnt ends, mole chicken enchiladas, Belgian waffles with chocolate chips and fresh vanilla ice cream, chocolate-covered bacon, cardamom caramel palmiers.”
Fun Fact – On the beer’s accolades: “This highly sought after Buddha beer also shined in the RateBeer’s Best Awards for the year 2017 by winning a silver medal in the Best Beers Imperial Porter category and being nominated in the Top 100 Beers in The World! Wide Awake has also consistently achieved near perfect ratings on Ratebeer, Untappd, and Beer Advocate.”

Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

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Craft Brewers Nationwide Collaborate on Epic Bottle Auction For ‘We Are Stoneman Douglas’ Charity Event

50 vintage and rare signed bottles from over two dozen breweries will auction online to raise funds for victims’ families and survivors of the tragic Parkland, FL shooting.

 

OAKLAND PARK, FL (April 5, 2018) – Following the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February, brewers from across the country are coming together to offer assistance and support to those affected most. Over two dozen brewers nationwide have donated rare and vintage bottles of beer — many of which are signed by owners, founders, and head brewers from companies such as Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and more — in what has become an epic and unique lot of craft beer for the ages.

This lot is being auctioned online via the We Are Stoneman Douglas site (https://one.bidpal.net/wearemsd, click “Auction Items” on menu) with proceeds benefiting the Broward Education Foundation’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas fund. One hundred percent of all funds generated by this project will directly benefit the families of victims, survivors, and those affected by this tragedy. A second lot of signed barrel-aged and vintage beers from Funky Buddha Brewery, and a private dinner for 30, will also be auctioned.

This online auction (with over 50 other incredible auction items) is being organized by the Parkland Golf & Country Club located in Parkland, FL with assistance from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. Individuals can bid on the online auctions through Sunday, April 8th. Due to regulations, these bottle lots will be available for local pickup only.

“This has been an amazing show of support and solidarity from brewers around the country, most of whom signed on and contributed unbelievable beers within minutes,” says Ryan Sentz, co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate. “Although this tragedy was horrific beyond words, we can take heart in the incredible response from the community and others that shows we have the strength and bravery to rise above it and make a true difference in people’s lives.”
 
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**Editor’s Note: The writers at Mashing In typically prefer to write their own content, but we all decided it was best to immediately post this press release verbatim due to its important subject matter and the timely nature of this auction.**

Funky Buddha to Release No Crusts on National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

nocrustmockfinalFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will release No Crusts Peanut Butter & Jelly Brown Ale for the first time ever in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles on National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – Monday, April 2.

Inspired by a lunchtime meal shared between Funky Buddha’s head brewer and founder, Ryan Sentz, and his daughter, No Crusts captures the youthful delight that is a PB&J in “a bready brown ale that sandwiches the aroma of creamy peanut butter with a fruity finish reminiscent of mixed berry jam.” Clocking in at 6.4% ABV, this adult take on the PB&J guarantees that “one taste will envelop you in waves of nostalgic flavor.”

No Crusts will officially begin its release in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on April 2 at 11:30 a.m. Distribution will follow shortly after the brewery launch.  Once fully released, you can expect to find this Core offering available for a limited time in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily expanding distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for No Crusts from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited Core, April 2018
Style – Brown Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 36
Suggested Food Pairings – “Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fried ice cream, sweet banana wontons, tostones, pad thai”
Fun Fact – Concerning the recipe development for No Crusts: “Funky Buddha’s head brewer and founder, Ryan Sentz, was inspired by lunchtime with his daughter to brew a pb&j beer that tastes just like the real thing. Ryan tried 30 or 40 different recipes, using different methods before he found the perfect combination. After nailing the recipe, he brought the brew across the country to many different beer festivals. People were blown away by the redolent flavor and were instantly hooked on the juice. This year Funky Buddha took home a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for this mind-blowing beer.”

Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

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I Want It Now! Tropical Gose Makes Limited Return for Funky Buddha Brewery

unnamed (97)Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will release I Want It Now! Tropical Gose on Sunday, March 18 as the latest offering from the brewery’s Little Buddha Small Batch Series.

Originally created in 2013 to be “a super juicy ‘snozzberry gose'”, I Want It Now! has since morphed a bit to become a “tasty and tart gose . . . brewed with real mango and passion fruit juices.”  Finished off with a dose of kettle salts to lend “a refreshing, complex quality to this tart concoction”, I Want It Now! (5% ABV) comes together to be a thirst-quenching “easy drinker with just enough tropical fruit to tame its tart nature.”

I Want It Now! will initially release in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room at 11:30 a.m. on March 18 and distribution will follow shortly thereafter.  Once in distribution, you will be able to find this Little Buddha Small Batch offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily expanding distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for I Want It Now! Tropical Gose from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series; March 18, 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Kettle salts, mango & passion fruit juices
Suggested Food Pairings – “Seared duck breast with grilled peach chutney, micro arugula, chili oil, birdseye chili, peach nectar, and duck fat”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Adds Huki Idol DIPA to Goodness Series

hukiteaseFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially introduced Huki Idol Tropical IPA as the newest release to emerge from the brewery’s Goodness Series.

Created to mimic the experience of a tiki cocktail, Huki Idol is a Double India Pale Ale “brewed with real passionfruit and lime juices, then dry-hopped with lush Mosaic hops and fresh mint.”  All these impactful ingredients find harmony together as the “sweetness from the passionfruit and tartness from the lime blend beautifully with the combination of tropical hops and aromatic mint.”  Weighing in at a formidable 8% ABV and 75 IBUs, Huki Idol fills your glass with “a godlike grog that packs a wallop of tropical flavor.”

Huki Idol Tropical IPA officially released on March 4 and will be available through May.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s gradually expanding distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Huki Idol Tropical IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series, March – May 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit juice, lime juice & mint
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pupu platter, tuna poke bowl, SPAM rolls, rum cake”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery and CORE Provide Hurricane Relief with Florida Rebuilds Ale

FBB_Florida_Rebuilds_Sales_1200x1200_V2 (1)Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that it has partnered with Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) to release Florida Rebuilds Ale as a means of raising funds and awareness for Florida Keys-based families in the service industry that were affected by Hurricane Irma.

It is pretty safe to assume that the majority of our population is aware of the devastation that Hurricane Irma brought to the Florida peninsula last month, but what many may forget is the long-term effects this storm will have on “those families whose breadwinners work in the service industry” in that area.  Although the Florida Keys are beginning to reopen for business, the truth is that “countless restaurants, bars, resorts, and hotels will be impacted by the loss of tourism dollars brought on” by the very idea of the storm and its damage.  Those lost tourism dollars will result in financial difficulties for the multitude of service industry workers in the Keys, but there is still hope to be found in this seemingly hopeless situation.  That hope comes from CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a 501c3 organization that “grants support to children of food and beverage service professionals navigating life-altering circumstances.”

Funky Buddha Brewery has officially partnered with CORE to raise much needed funds and awareness for this organization’s mission.  The brewery is doing its part by releasing Florida Rebuilds Ale, a sessionable Blonde Ale that is Citra-hopped and brewed with “key lime juice as an ode to the resilient spirit of the Keys . . . Funds generated by the Florida Rebuilds beer and program will go exclusively towards Hurricane Irma victims and their children struggling with expenses such as food, rent, utilities, medical bills, and more, all with zero administrative costs. Constellation Brands, Inc. which acquired Funky Buddha Brewery in August of this year, has pledged to match up to $50,000 in funds raised through the Florida Rebuilds program.”

“We’ve been incredibly encouraged by the many amazing hurricane relief efforts going on right now across the state, and knew from the get go that we wanted to participate in a unique and meaningful way,” says KC Sentz, Funky Buddha Brewery’s General Manager and Co-Founder. “In working with CORE, we feel like we can make a significant impact in the lives of folks who are still reeling from Irma and may be for some time to come.”

Florida Rebuilds Ale debuted in Funky Buddha Brewery’s Tap Room over the weekend, and “Funky Buddha and Brown Distributing of West Palm Beach will release draft kegs of the beer for sale to retailers throughout Southeast and Southwest Florida, Tampa, and the Florida Keys” beginning the week of Monday, October 16. “Each company will donate 100% of its sales of the beer directly to CORE. In addition, Funky Buddha will donate 100% of sales of Florida Rebuilds sold in its tap room starting on October 13th, and engage in a statewide effort to raise awareness and funds for CORE.”  If you would like to support this program by enjoying a tall pour of Florida Rebuilds Ale, you can click here to view a complete list of bars and restaurants pouring this charitable brew (the list will be updated as more establishments join the Florida Rebuilds program).  “Here’s to rebuilding Florida, one pint at a time.”  Prost!

Funky Buddha Brewery Set to Release Butta’ Cup Double Brown Ale

BUTTACUP_bottle-mock-22oznewFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that Butta’ Cup, a Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale, is scheduled to return in mid-October as the next installment in the brewery’s Little Buddha Small Batch series.

Arriving just in time for Halloween, Funky Buddha’s Butta’ Cup “takes two star-crossed flavors – sweet chocolate and salty peanuts – and joins them with a delectable double brown ale for a moment of pure destiny.” Weighing in at 8.8% ABV, this adults-only sweet treat is guaranteed to satisfy those peanut butter cup cravings better than anything you’ll find in a snack size candy wrapper.

Butta’ Cup will officially release on Sunday, October 15 in Funky Buddha Brewery’s taproom, and then hit statewide distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located within Funky Buddha’s distribution area in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Butta’ Cup from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch, mid-October 2017
Style – Double/Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 8.8%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Peanuts, vanilla & cacao nibs
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pad Thai, candied bacon, mild cheddar cheese, venison stew, butternut squash soup, grilled flank steak, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cheesecake.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter Returns

Lastsnow22ozbottlenew (2)Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially begun the limited release of their fan-favorite Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter as of September 17.

Released twice a year as Funky Buddha’s way of bookending both ends of Florida’s “colder” months, Last Snow is a “rich, creamy porter . . . layered with coconut and freshly-roasted coffee for a taste that recalls a winter wonderland.”  Big in flavor but still clocking in at a reasonable 6.4% ABV, Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is the perfect beer to help all those in the Sunshine State get through the harsh sub-75° temperatures headed their way.

Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is available now in Funky Buddha’s tap room, and will hit distribution any day now.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located throughout Funky Buddha Brewery’s statewide distribution footprint in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch, September 2017
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Coconut & freshly-roasted coffee
Suggested Pairings – “Stilton cheese, Roquefort, porter-braised beef, fresh Gulf oysters, Texas-style smoked brisket, Kansas City strip-steak with broiled asparagus, corned beef & cabbage with bacon, tres leches cake, black forest cake with coconut ice cream”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

 

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Establishes The Living Barrel Series

BA_VNikolai_22ozFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) recently announced the creation of The Living Barrel Series, a line of specialty barrel-aged beers “with a new, enlightened look.”

To celebrate the growth of their brewery and its barrel-aging program in particular, the folks at Funky Buddha have now designated The Living Barrel Series as their official playground for all things barrel-aged.  These Limited Release brews have been carefully aged in a barrel cellar that currently houses “over five hundred oak casks of all types.”  We are talking about “hundreds of Bourbon barrels filled with everything from imperial stout to double brown ales; saisons aging in Chardonnay casks; and a multitude of unique wine and spirits casks including rum, tequila, and even luscious Cabernet.”

“Like the spiraling growth of a tree’s branches, so too are these beers transformed over time thanks to the maturation exclusively in oak wine and spirits casks. Unlike the ageless timber, these bottles are only available for a limited time.”

The Living Barrel Series will launch in the upcoming months with the release of the following three beers:

  • Rum Barrel-Aged Pina Colada, an Imperial Cream Ale made with real pineapple and coconut and aged in Jamaican rum casks for months. **UPDATE** Release Info: Rum Barrel-aged Piña Colada will be released exclusively in the Funky Buddha Tap Room on Sunday, July 30. 22 oz. bottles will be $20 each. Bottle limits are to be determined. **UPDATE**
  • Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf – an Imperial Russian Stout aged for nearly two years in Bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans added to the barrel. **UPDATE** Release Info: Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf will be released exclusively in the Funky Buddha Tap Room on Sunday, July 30.  22 oz. bottles will be $20 each. Bottle limits are to be determined. **UPDATE**
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dread Pirate Roberts – Powerful and ruthless, this beer takes no prisoners. Barrel-aged Dread Pirate Roberts is a rich and roasty Imperial Stout blended with real raspberry, chocolate, and coconut then aged for months inside bold, Bourbon barrels.

 

 

Rum Barrel-Aged Pina Colada and Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf will be released in the brewery’s tap room (and possibly see distribution throughout Florida as well) sometime between the “end of July and late August.” Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dread Pirate Roberts will be “released exclusively to . . . Imperial Club members in August, with any remaining bottles released to the general public thereafter.”  All three offerings will be available in extremely limited quantities of 22 oz. bottles.

Funky Buddha Brewery already has plans in place to release “2017 iterations of Morning Wood and Last Buffalo in the Park, plus a host of other surprises to come” as future offerings in The Living Barrel Series.  We will be sure to update you with more detailed information on these and any future releases in the series just as soon as we have it.  Stay tuned.  Prost!

Funky Buddha Brewery to Screen Blood, Sweat, and Beer: A Craft Beer Documentary

bloodsweatbeerREDOn Thursday, July 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, Florida) will treat their fans to a night at the movies by hosting the South Florida Premiere of Blood, Sweat, and Beer: A Craft Beer Documentary.

For this special edition of Funky Flicks, Funky Buddha Brewery will take on the persona of an art film house to present the area premiere of Blood Sweat, and Beer, a documentary that “highlights the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and tells the dramatic story of two breweries as they build towards opening day.”  The complete film synopsis is as follows:

Blood, Sweat, and Beer is a feature documentary about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic journeys of two start-up breweries. The film follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company in Braddock, PA. Matt, Asa, and Brandon hope their brewery will help this once-prosperous steel town bounce back from decades of neglect, violence, and population loss. The film also tells the emotional story of Danny Robinson, a boardwalk brewery owner and restaurateur whose empire is threatened by an aggressive trademark lawsuit that could leave him penniless. Four entrepreneurs, two brand new breweries, and one ultimate goal: to quench the thirst of the craft-craving masses.

At the conclusion of the film, founding members of Funky Buddha Brewery will open things up for a Q&A session focused on their experiences of building a brewery from the ground up.

Tickets for this event are available now for the price of $15 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking area.  Ticket cost provides you with “a seat at the screening, one draft beer, and bottomless fresh-popped movie popcorn.”  Tickets are limited, so grab yours while you can to ensure that you are one of the first in Florida to see Blood, Sweat, and Beer.  Prost!