The team hoped to open the new pad in late winter but has moved back its timeline to a late May opening. This week, they are installing equipment for their 30-barrel brewhouse, including four 60-barrel fermentation tanks and running a hot water batch.
Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen will be the first two flagships out of the gate. The tasting room will feature 10-15 other Funky Buddha beers, some of which will be brewed off of a 3.5-barrel pilot system.
Packaging will be just kegs to start. Funky Buddha is looking at both bottles and cans but has not yet decided on format.
The space is just under 19,000 square feet with a 3,000 square-foot tasting room. They’ll offer things like corn hole, bocce ball, etc. at the new facility.
The grand opening is being planned with the city which has a new plaza adjacent to the brewery. Look for an announcement on Facebook in the next week or two.
Other Florida breweries also appeared on the show which was held at a beer fest so it’s worth a listen for the locals.