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 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 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 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 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