Funky Buddha Mixology Series Carries On with Release of Old Fashioned

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

Funky Buddha Brewery Launches New Line of Premium Hard Seltzers

FunkyBuddhaLogoBlackFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that four flavors of Funky Buddha Hard SeltzerTropical Mango Guava, Lush Key Lime Cherry, Juicy Blood Orange and Crisp Pink Grapefruit – will begin hitting shelves in early April 2020.

Developed to give you a better option than those other hard seltzers out there that are “made from neutral grain spirits and preservatives,” Funky Buddha Hard Seltzer takes a more natural approach by being “brewed from cane sugar and blue agave for a crisp, clean taste.”  Each easy-drinking natural flavor weighs in at just 4.5% ABV, and “90 Funkin’ calories, with 1g of carbs and 0g sugar.”

Funky Buddha Hard Seltzer will launch with the following four “bright and refreshing” flavors (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s press release):

  • Tropical Mango Guava – As Miami as a pink and orange sunset, these two fruits were made to go together. We’re just doing as nature intended.
  • Lush Key Lime Cherry – A killer combination of natural black cherry flavor with Florida’s best defense against scurvy, the Key lime. 
  • Juicy Blood Orange – Our all-natural Juicy Blood Orange is bursting with ripe, citrus and a hint of berry-like flavor without the added sweetness.
  • Crisp Pink Grapefruit – This Crisp Pink Grapefruit Seltzer balances bracing citrus with a zesty finish that’s funkin’ refreshing.

All four flavors of Funky Buddha Hard Seltzer will be available in Variety 12-packs of 12 oz. cans (three cans of each flavor in each Variety Pack) beginning in early April 2020.  You can expect to find these Variety Packs at craft beer-friendly retailers located within Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint in Florida.  Prost!

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Funky Buddha Brewery Adds a Low-Calorie Option with Year-Round Release of Chant IPA

chantwebmock3Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that the 99 calorie Chant Repeatable IPA will join its Year-Round lineup in late February 2020.

Created so that beer lovers can “stay active, relaxed, and enlightened,” Chant is a Session India Pale Ale that boasts big “notes of peach, mango, and citrus from the addition of Mosaic and Citra hops.” Coming in at just 4.2% ABV, 99 calories, 4 grams of carbs and 0 grams of sugar, the “supremely drinkable” Chant is an “approachable IPA that can be enjoyed by both beer geeks and occasional drinkers.”

Chant IPA debuted in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on February 23 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Chant Repeatable IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launches in late February 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 27
Calories – 99
Carbs – 4 grams
Featured Hops – Mosaic 
Suggested Food Pairings – “Blackened Mahi tacos, Thai coconut curry, grilled chicken caesar salad with shaved parmesan, orange sorbet”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Kicks Off 2020 Mixology Series with Release of Paloma

palomawebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Paloma Tequila Barrel-aged Tart Ale will debut in mid-February as the brewery’s first Mixology Series release of 2020.

Inspired by the popular Mexican cocktail commonly made with tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda, Paloma is a Sour Ale “brewed with agave nectar, aged in reposado tequila barrels, and blended with grapefruit, lime juice, and Florida sea salt.”  Coming in at a slow sipping 11% ABV, Paloma makes it as easy as possible for you to enjoy all the flavor and character of “Mexico’s most refreshing highball.”

Paloma released in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on February 9 and is scheduled to enter distribution in mid-February.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Paloma from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series; February – May 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Agave nectar, lime juice, grapefruit & sea salt
Treatment – Aged in reposado tequila barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery Reveals 2020 Release Schedule

tartshakewebmockAnother week brings with it another wave of beer calendars, and this one is kicking off with the 2020 Release Schedule from Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida).

In keeping with our approach to beer calendar season, we have posted Funky Buddha Brewery’s full 2020 Release Schedule below for you to thumb through at your own pace. With that said, there is a good amount of news (both on and off the official schedule) that we would like to clue you in on first.  Let’s get at it:

  • Chant Repeatable IPA will join Funky Buddha’s Year-Round portfolio in February.  Low in calories and carbs but high on hop flavor, Chant is a supremely crushable ale that channels notes of citrus, mango, and pine from the addition of Mosaic hops. Chant IPA will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  ABV – 4.2%  IBUs – 27
  • The 2020 Goodness Series will consist of two new offerings and two returning favorites: Tart Shake **NEW** (Feb-May): Milkshake sour ale with black currants, passion fruit, vanilla, and lactose; Cosmic Trip **NEW** (May-Aug): Hazy IPA with starfruit and galaxy hops; Sweet Potato Casserole (Aug-Oct): Spiced ale with sweet potato, vanilla, and spices; Last Snow (Oct-Dec): Creamy porter with coconut and coffee. All Goodness Series offerings will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.
  • The Mixology Series will return in 2020 with three new cocktail-inspired beers: Paloma (Feb-May): Tequila barrel-aged tart ale with agave nectar, grapefruit, lime, and sea salt; Negroni (June-Sept): Chardonnay barrel-aged ale with herbs and botanicals; Old Fashioned (Oct-Dec): Bourbon barrel-aged rye ale with orange peel, herbs, and botanicals.  All 2020 Mixology Series releases will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
  • Funky Buddha’s line of Limited Releases – bold, innovative beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored technique – will return with offerings like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (statewide distribution), No Crusts Brown Ale, Sticky Nuts Blonde Ale, Rum Barrel-Aged Coquito Imperial Cream Ale and several more.  These beers will be released throughout the year in the South Florida market with availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  Keep an eye on Funky Buddha’s social media channels for updates and exact release dates.
  • The Living Barrel Series is also scheduled to return with an array of small batch, barrel-aged beers. A majority of these releases will remain in the tap room with a few being released to the South Florida market.
  • Funky Buddha Brewery plans to launch a new line of Natural Hard Seltzers in 2020.  Made with real agave nectar, pure cane sugar, and natural fruit flavors, these premium beverages offer a guilt-free alternative with a clear purpose. The seltzers will be launched in variety 12-packs consisting of bright, refreshing flavors like Lush Key Lime Cherry, Tropical Mango Guava, Crisp Pink Grapefruit, and Juicy Blood Orange. With only 90 calories, 1g carbs, and 0g sugar, these bubbly bevies are a perfect pair to an active and enlightened lifestyle. 12-packs will be available in the South Florida area starting in March.

That should just about cover all the items that we wanted to go over, but there is still plenty of fun stuff left for you to find on the calendar below.  Make sure to give it a good look so that you can be fully prepared for the year ahead with Funky Buddha Brewery.  Prost!

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Funky Buddha Brewery Cozies Up to Winter with Release of Saint Toddy

FBBSaintToddyBottleFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park. Florida) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release at the brewery for Saint Toddy Barrel-aged Belgian-style Tripel on Saturday, November 23.

Inspired by the warming, cold weather beverage known as the hot toddy, Saint Toddy is a Belgian-style Tripel that has been aged in both Bourbon and Apple Brandy barrels and infused with oranges, apples, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla.  The experience and flavors are so on point that Saint Toddy (8.1% ABV) “can actually be served warm. Slowly heat the beer in a double boiler topped with freshly ground cinnamon and serve hot for a traditional, luxurious experience or drink cold and savor the season.”

Saint Toddy is scheduled to release in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on November 23.  In addition to being served warm during the release event, this Limited Release offering will also be available in 22 oz. bottles ($20 each) and on draft as long as supplies last.  There is no word at this time as to whether or not Saint Toddy will see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Saint Toddy from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited; November 23, 2019
Style – Belgian-style Tripel
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Oranges, apples, raisins, cinnamon & vanilla
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon & Apple Brandy barrels
Fun Fact – “The hot toddy was our inspiration behind this complex brew. It’s a rich and rejuvenating elixir made with whiskey and/or brandy, citrus, herbs, spices and served warm. Traditionally consumed before retiring for the night, or in wet, cold weather. In classic funky fashion, we gathered all the natural ingredients we could to develop a recipe to match the flavor profile of this classic drink. Belgian ale, spirit casks, fruits, spices and voilà! We have Saint Toddy.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Brewery Release; there is no word on whether this offering will see distribution

 

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

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