Funky Buddha Brewery Launches Mixology Series with Release of Manhattan Double Rye Ale

FBB_Mixology_Manhattan_12oz_bottle_4pack_mock_together_webFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Manhattan Double Rye Ale, the inaugural release in the brewery’s Mixology Series, will begin hitting craft beer shelves at taps at the end of February 2019.

Newly established this year, The Mixology Series is a lineup of Limited Release beers that have all been “inspired by classic cocktails” and “formulated with alternate fermentables, aged in wine or spirit barrels, and imbued with natural ingredients.”  The Mixology Series will feature four releases in 2019: Manhattan Double Rye Ale (February – May), Margarita Gose (May – August), White Sangria Saison (August – October), and Zombie Ale (October – January).

Arriving as the first release in the Mixology Series, Manhattan Double Rye Ale is a blend of Double Rye Ale aged in High West Distillery rye barrels and a Belgian Tripel aged in wine barrels that was then “infused with herbs & botanicals.”  Meant to mimic the classic rye whiskey cocktail of the same name, each sip of Manhattan Double Rye Ale (12.7% ABV) will make sure that “your taste buds are sent into a reminiscent spiral of whiskey and vermouth flavors.”

Manhattan Double Rye Ale made its official debut at Funky Buddha on February 27 and is scheduled to hang around through May 2019.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout the state of Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Manhattan Double Rye Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series, late February/early March – May 2019
Style – Double/Imperial Rye Ale
ABV – 12.7%
IBUs – 15
Treatment – Blend of Double Rye Ale aged in High West Distillery rye barrels and Belgian Tripel aged in wine barrels infused with herbs & botanicals
Suggested Food Pairings – “Braised asso buco, roasted duck, citrus baked salmon, soufflé a l’orange, Cuban Havana cigars”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

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Funky Buddha Brewery Sends The Love Below For Valentine’s Day

lovebelowmock2019Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that The Love Below, a Valentine’s Day-themed Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, will make a limited-time return beginning on Wednesday, February 6.

Brewed each February with inspiration sourced from “a great hip hop, double album”, The Love Below starts out as a batch of Funky Buddha’s Nikolai Vorlauf Imperial Stout that is split and “aged in luscious Cabernet barrels and bold Bourbon barrels for months.”  Once its rest is complete, both barrel treatments are “then blended together along with real cherries and 100% chocolate” to produce a “thick and sultry” treat.  Coming in at 12% ABV, The Love Below is at its best when ” consumed with a very special friend.”

The Love Below will officially release in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on February 6 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Love Below from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited; February 6, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
IBUs – 40
Treatment – Double barrel-aged in Cabernet & Bourbon barrels, then blended with real cherries & 100% chocolate
Suggested Food Pairings – “Raspberry truffle, black forest cake, venison tenderloin, red wine braised short rib, balsamic glazed filet mignon”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Unveils 2019 Release Schedule

cosmicwebmock2019Just when you thought it was over, the unrelenting beer calendar blitz sneaks back in at the end of the week with a look at the 2019 Release Schedule from Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida).

As is the case with all beer calendars around here, we have published Funky Buddha’s full 2019 Release Schedule below for you to study whenever you happen to have a spare moment.  With that said, we typically try to keep any highlights as brief as possible, but these will be a bit more lengthy due to the fact that Funky Buddha is seriously going all out this year by introducing a plethora of new offerings, beer series and packaging formats.  These are all incredibly good things that you should be stoked to find out, so let’s get at it:

  • Debuting in March, the Box of Buddhas Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans will include “three each of FloridianHop Gun, and Vibin’; plus three cans of an exclusive rotating seasonal from memory lane that will not be available in any other packaging. I Want It Now! will be the first to hit the pack in Spring before bringing back Blueberry Cobbler and Sweet Potato Casserole as the year goes on.”  Claiming the distinction of being Funky Buddha’s first ever variety 12-pack, The Box of Buddhas will be available Year-Round.
  • Transitioning to 6-packs of 12 oz. cans in 2019, this year’s Goodness Series will include the following Seasonal releases: Cosmic Journey, a Hazy IPA with guava, papaya, and mosaic hops (February – May); Key Lime Pie Tart, a Berliner-style wheat ale with key lime juice, cinnamon, and vanilla (May – August); Bonita Applebum, an Apple pie-inspired brown ale with apples, cinnamon, and vanilla (August – October); and Last Snow, a Porter with coconut and coffee (October – December).
  • 2019 will see the launch of Funky Buddha’s Mixology Series, a lineup of Limited Release offerings that “recreate classic cocktails by using alternate fermentables, natural ingredients, and barrel-aging techniques.”  The 2019 Mixology Series will include Manhattan Double Rye Ale, a blend of Whiskey barrel-aged double rye ale and Wine barrel-aged Belgian ale with herbs and botanicals (February – May); Margarita Gose, a Tequila barrel-aged gose with agave nectar, lime juice, and sea salt (May – August); White Sangria Saison, a Chardonnay barrel-aged saison with grape must, apples, and peaches (August – October); and Zombie Ale, a Rum barrel-aged red ale with fruits and spices (October – January).
  • Juicy Smalls, an East-side IPA with Denali, Mosaic and Amarillo hops, will join the Little Buddha Small Batch Series in June.  This Limited Release brew will be packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.
  • S’More To Love, a Smoked Porter with cacao nibs, cinnamon and vanilla, will turn up in September as another new Little Buddha Small Batch brew.  This one will be available in single 16 oz. cans.
  • The brewery’s Living Barrel Series will see a new addition in December: Mocha Smuggler, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter with cacao nibs, coffee, and vanilla.  Mocha Smuggler – and all other Living Barrel Series releases in 2019 – will be packaged in 22 oz. bottles.

Alright . . . that’s everything that we wanted to gloss over, but there is still quite a bit of information left for you to discover on the calendar below.  Give it a good look and settle in for another exciting year of beer with Funky Buddha Brewery in 2019.  Prost!

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Funky Buddha Brewery Whips Up a Fresh Batch of French Toast Double Brown Ale

FBB_French_Toast_website_mockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that French Toast Double Brown Ale will officially return on October 27 to serve as the winter release in the brewery’s Goodness Series.

Previously only available as a part of Funky Buddha’s Little Buddha Small Batch lineup of limited releases, French Toast – now reclassified as a Seasonal offering – is a Double Brown Ale “loaded with flavors of custardy bread, cinnamon, and maple, just like the namesake treat.”  Weighing in at hefty 8.8% ABV, French Toast makes it so you can enjoy the soul-satisfying flavors of breakfast any time of day during the winter months.

This year’s release of French Toast will debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on October 27 and then enter distribution for the winter season shortly after the brewery release.  You can expect to find this Seasonal brew available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-focused establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for French Toast Double Brown Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series, November 2018 – February 2019
Style – Imperial/Double Brown Ale
ABV – 8.8%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Maple & Cinnamon
Suggested Food Pairings – “Maple sausage breakfast skillet, monte cristo sandwich, candied bacon, cinnamon roll”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Set to Release Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later

FBB_save_some_room_for_later_bottle-mock-22oz_webFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will host a bottle release event for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later on Saturday, September 15.

Arriving as the latest selection to come out of Funky Buddha’s Living Barrel Series, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later starts its journey as a German chocolate cake-inspired Double Brown Ale that boasts “layers of creamy chocolate, sweet coconut, and fragrant vanilla” (a.k.a. the same Save Some Room For Later that saw a wide release earlier this month).  That decadent base beer is then transferred from the brewery’s “chocolate cake room to a bold Bourbon barrel” so that it can pick up “subtle oak undertones for a smooth and boozy finish.”  The completed Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later weighs in at a hefty 10.5% ABV and 40 IBUs.

A bottle release for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later will be held in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on Saturday, September 15.  This Limited Release will be available in 22 oz. bottles with bottle limits set at six (6) per person during the release event.  Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later will be available exclusively in the brewery’s tap room and distribution is not expected (aside from special events).  Prost!

Vital Information for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Save Some Room For Later from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/The Living Barrel Series; September 15, 2018
Style – Imperial/Double Brown Ale
ABV – 10.5%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs & coconut
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Coconut shrimp, chocolate mole enchiladas, coconut milk rice, German chocolate cake”

Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – None/Tap Room Exclusive

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Save Some Room For Later Slated for September Release

FBB_Save_Some_Room_22oz_bottle_mock_website (1)Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that Save Some Room For Later, a German chocolate cake-inspired beer, will begin hitting craft beer shelves and taps on September 1.

First released in bottles back in 2017 as a part of Funky Buddha’s four-year anniversary celebration, Save Some Room For Later (8.8% ABV) is back to bring its decadent German chocolate cake-like experience to the brewery’s Little Buddha Small Batch Series.  This Imperial Brown Ale boasts rich “layers of creamy chocolate, sweet coconut, and fragrant vanilla”, a combination that will easily motivate many pastry beer fans to “save some room for later”.

Save Some Room For Later will officially debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on September 1 and will enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Little Buddha Small Batch offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Save Some Room For Later from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series, September 2018
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 8.8%
IBUs – 40
Suggested Food Pairings – “Scharffenberger 62% artisan dark chocolate”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery to Release Sticky Treats as Part of its Goodness Series

stickytreats2Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that Sticky Treats Rice Blonde Ale with Vanilla will officially begin its Seasonal Release in early August.

Released in previous years as a limited release offering from Funky Buddha’s Little Buddha Small Batch Series, Sticky Treats is back in 2018 to claim a spot in the brewery’s newly-established Goodness Series of seasonally released beers.  Just as its name implies, Sticky Treats (5.1% ABV) is a Rice Blonde Ale that is “layered . . . with plenty of sticky vanilla” to mimic the flavors of “your favorite rice-cereal-and-marshmallow snack.”

This year’s stash of Sticky Treats will officially debut at a Launch Party in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on August 11 and will enter distribution at or around that date.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Sticky Treats from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series, August – October 2018
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.1%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Rice & vanilla
Suggested Food Pairings – “Goat’s milk cheese, seared scallops, butternut squash ravioli, grilled lobster tails, rice pilaf, fried coconut shrimp, pineapple upside down cake with vanilla ice cream”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Adds Black Currant Tripel Lindy to Little Buddha Small Batch Series

FBB_Black_Currant_22oz_bottle_mock_websiteFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Black Currant Tripel Lindy on Saturday, June 30.

Previously only available as a draft-only taproom exclusive, Black Currant Tripel Lindy (9.3% ABV) has become such a hit with Funky Buddha’s fans and employees that it will now experience its first distributed release as a Little Buddha Small Batch offering.  Brewed with a “complex blend of malts and 100% real sugar”, this Belgian-style Tripel offers a “pilsner-like . . . body and appearance” while an “addition of black currants balances malty sweetness and Belgian esters with a tart, refreshing finish.”

Black Currant Tripel Lindy will officially debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on June 30 and will enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Little Buddha Small Batch offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-focused establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Black Currant Tripel Lindy from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series; Tap Room release on June 30, distribution during July 2018
Style – Tripel
ABV – 9.3%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Black currants
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Offers Key Lime Pie Tart Ale As Its Answer to Summer

FBB_Key_Lime_website_mockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that Key Lime Pie Tart Ale will officially join the brewery’s Goodness Series in June.

Created to mimic the flavors of the official state pie of Florida, Key Lime Pie Tart Ale is a Berliner-style Wheat Ale “brewed with real key lime juice, sticky vanilla, and bready wheat malt.”  The delicious ingredients of Key Lime Pie (5% ABV) come together to supply its drinker with a “lightly soured . . . refreshing treat as memorable as an evening in Key West. Whip cream included.”

Key Lime Pie Tart Ale will officially release in June with plans to stick around through August 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s steadily growing distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Key Lime Pie Tart Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series, June – August 2018
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Key lime juice, cinnamon & vanilla
Suggested Food Pairings – “Real key lime pie with whipped cream, yucca tots, lobster mac and cheese, mahi tacos, mojo pork (preferably in a media noche)”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

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