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

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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’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 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 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

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