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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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 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

 

 

French Toast Double Brown Ale Returns for Funky Buddha Brewery

FBBFrenchToastartFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has announced that the annual, limited release of French Toast Double Brown Ale will officially begin on Sunday, June 18.

Beer and breakfast collide once again now that Funky Buddha is ready to unleash the 2017 batch of French Toast Double Brown Ale.  Brewed with cinnamon and maple, this Imperial Brown Ale is meant to mimic the experience of sitting down to a plate full of “custardy French toast, infused with cinnamon and vanilla, fresh from the griddle and drizzled with warm maple syrup.”  At 8.8% ABV, French Toast Double Brown Ale is a sweet sipper that gives you one more excuse to enjoy breakfast for dinner.

French Toast Double Brown Ale will officially release in Funky Buddha’s tap room on June 18 at 11:30 a.m. During the release event, 22 oz. bottles will be available for $10 each with a limit of one case per person.  Shortly after the brewery release, French Toast Double Brown Ale will see limited availability in bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located within Funky Buddha’s distribution network in Florida.  Prost!

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

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch, June 2017
Style – American Brown Ale 
ABV – 8.8%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon & maple syrup
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – “Asiago, Colby, Cheshire, Emmental, and sharp Cheddar or Gouda cheeses; Braised beef shank stew, Grilled flank steak, Roast beef with roast vegetable, Broiled pork tenderloin, Polish Kielbasa sausage, Grilled pork chops with peach chutney, BBQ brisket sandwich, Crème Brûlée with fresh raspberries & blueberries.”
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Last Snow in the Forecast for Late February

lastsnow22ozbottlenew-1Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is expected to make its biannual return beginning on Sunday, February 19.

If you happened to read my Tasting Notes on the September release of Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter and have been eager to give it a try, your next opportunity is fast approaching as Funky Buddha Brewery prepares to release it once again later this month.  Brewed as a Little Buddha Small Batch release that acts as “an ode to that special time in Florida where the needle dips just south of 75,” Last Snow is a 6.4% ABV American Porter “layered with coconut and freshly-roasted coffee for a taste that recalls a winter wonderland.”

Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter will officially release in 22 oz. bottles and on draft in the Funky Buddha taproom on Sunday, February 19.  Shortly after the taproom release, this limited offering will then be distributed to select craft beer establishments throughout the state of Florida.

To add a little variety to your Last Snow experience this time around, Funky Buddha plans to also release two barrel-aged variants of this fan-favorite brew.  Bourbon Barrel-aged Last Snow and Rum Barrel-aged Last Snow will hit the brewery taproom and limited distribution in early March.  Stay tuned for more information on these two.

With each release, Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter is guaranteed to disappear from shelves and taps with a quickness.  Be sure to touch base with the folks at your favorite bar/bottle shop, follow their social media accounts for release updates, and just stay vigilant so that you do not miss your chance to lock down a bottle or pour of this delicious Porter when it hits later this month.  Prost!

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

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series, released biannually in February & September. Next release scheduled to begin on Sunday, February 19
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Coconut & freshly roasted-coffee

Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – Red Thai coconut curry, 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