Funky Buddha Brewery Puts Last Snow in Cans for 2019 Release

lastsnowwebmock2019Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter will be available for the first time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans when it makes its Seasonal return in mid-November 2019.

Released each year as an “ode to that special time in . . . Florida where the needle dips just south of 70° – even for the briefest of moments,” Last Snow is a “rich and creamy” American Porter “layered with coconut and freshly-roasted coffee.”  Coming in at a smooth 6.4% ABV, Last Snow boasts a “taste that recalls a winter wonderland – even if that’s just a state of mind.”

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Last Snow, you are missing out.  Check out the accolades this tasty brew has racked up over the years:

Last Snow is scheduled to hit the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on November 16 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans – a new packaging format for the 2019 release – and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, Alabama and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Last Snow from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series; mid-November – December 2019
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Coconut & coffee
Suggested Food 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 – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

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Funky Buddha Brewery Continues Mixology Series with Release of Coquito Cream Ale

coquitowebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will introduce Coquito Cream Ale on October 26 as the Winter Release in the brewery’s Mixology Series.

Developed to emulate “the classic Puerto Rican holiday drink” of the same name, Coquito is an Imperial Cream Ale “brewed with lactose sugar for a creamy body and mouthfeel,” aged for an extended period of time in “Caribbean rum barrels to impart characteristics of sugar cane and oak,” and finally blended with “coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla for luscious notes reminiscent of the holiday drink.”  The finished Coquito comes in at 10.3% ABV and 30 IBUs.

Coquito Cream Ale is set to debut on October 26 and scheduled to last into January 2020.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Coquito Cream Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series; late October 2019 – January 2020
Style – Imperial Cream Ale
ABV – 10.3%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Coconut, cinnamon, vanilla & lactose sugar
Treatment – Aged in Caribbean rum barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Set for Return of Morning Wood

morningwood2019Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Morning Wood, a breakfast-themed, barrel-aged Imperial Porter, will reappear for a limited time beginning on Saturday, October 12.

Created to prove that there is nothing “better than beer for breakfast,” Morning Wood is an imperialized version of Funky Buddha’s fan-favorite Maple Bacon Coffee Porter that has spent some time aging in High West Whiskey barrels. This treatment lends a “smoothness to [this Imperial Porter’s] smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon-like flavor.”  Coming in at an eye-opening 11.2% ABV, Morning Wood is “a true breakfast of champs.”

Morning Wood will officially release in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on October 12 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Morning Wood from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/The Living Barrel Series; October 12, 2019
Style –  Imperial Porter
ABV – 11.2%
IBUs – 25
Treatment – Aged “for months” in High West Whiskey barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Maple syrup-drenched pancakes, bacon and egg sandwich, molten chocolate cake, braised short ribs, steak and eggs, mofongo, chicharron”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Introduces S’more to Love Imperial Porter

smoretolovewebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of S’more to Love Imperial Porter on Saturday, August 31.

Developed to capture the joy of s’mores and all the campfire vibes that come with them, S’more to Love is an Imperial Porter “brewed with smoked malts then piled high with cocoa nibs, aromatic cinnamon, and gooey vanilla.”  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV, S’more to Love is sure to be the cold one that will keep you warm on autumn nights.

S’more to Love will officially debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on August 31 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for S’more to Love from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series; launching August 31, 2019
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 45
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs, cinnamon & vanilla
Suggested Food Pairings – “S’mores, chocolate-covered bacon, coffee-rubbed skirt steak, osetra caviar”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Expands Mixology Series with Release of White Sangria

whitesangriawebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of White Sangria on Saturday, August 10.

Arriving as the fall release in Funky Buddha’s Mixology Series of barrel-aged and cocktail-inspired offerings, White Sangria (9.5% ABV) is an “effervescent” American Strong Ale brewed with grape must and aged in Chardonnay barrels from The Dreaming Tree Wines. To really drive home that Sangria experience, the beer was finished with additions of “apples, peaches, pears, and blood oranges for layers of lush fruitiness.”

White Sangria will debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on August 10 and distribution is scheduled to begin shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for White Sangria from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series; August – October 2019
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 9.5%
Added Ingredients – Grape must, apples, peaches, pears & blood oranges
Treatment – Aged in Chardonnay barrels from The Dreaming Tree Wines
Suggested Food Pairings – “Cornish game hen, grilled mahi mahi, apple slaw, olive tapanade, manchego cheese, chicken piccata, gambas al ajillo, potatas bravas”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Continues Mixology Series with Summer Release of Margarita Gose

margaritawebmockupdatedFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Margarita Gose will launch in late April as the next release in the brewery’s newly-established Mixology Series.

Just as its incredibly straight-forward name suggests, Margarita Gose is “a traditional, tart wheat ale” that has been brewed real agave nectar, lime juice, and sea salt . . . to capture the essence of a classic margarita recipe and achieve a heightened ABV.”  The beer was then aged “inside Casa Noble Anejo Tequila barrels for notes of charred oak and a smooth booze finish.”  Despite coming in at a sizeable 11% ABV, Margarita Gose remains a slow-sipping refresher that can be enjoyed all summer long.

Margarita Gose will officially debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on April 27 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located throughout the state of Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Margarita Gose from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series, late April – August 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Real agave nectar, lime juice & sea salt
Treatment – Aged in Casa Noble Anejo Tequila barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled fish tacos, chips and salsa, mariquitas with fresh guacamole, arroz con gandules, roasted pork, lemon pound cake, flan”

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

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

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