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 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 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 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