(Oakland Park, FL) – Get ready for a weekend filled with pure imagination as South Florida’s own Funky Buddha Brewery turns four! In a year filled with milestones, Funky Buddha is celebrating with three-days of events held from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 at its Oakland Park, Florida tap room. Each of these events will have something for everyone at a variety of price points:
The Golden Ticket Tasting will be held on Friday, June 2 from 7 to 10pm in Funky Buddha’s private event space. This lavish “Food & Beer Festival” style event will feature some of FBB’s most celebrated beers (and some new ones, ‘natch) paired with upscale dishes like crispy pork belly, braised short rib, and decadent foie gras butter’d waffles. A max of 250 guests will mingle to live music as they walk station to station and enjoy the unlimited offerings. Funky Buddha’s tap room will remain open to the public during the event. Full pairing menu and tickets are available here.
Saturday’s Beer Factory Bash will be a day-long celebration that is free and open to the public. The bash will debut Funky Buddha’s four anniversary beers (one for each year), to be sold on draft and in a special four-pack of 22oz bottles (while supplies last). Throughout the day, FBB will release a number of new beers and old favorites at select times. Expect a collection of South Florida’s best food trucks, live music, beer served from FBB’s own party van out front and much more. More info on the bash can be found here.
FBB will cap off the weekend with an epic Pure Imagination Brunch on Sunday, June 4 at 11:30am. Try Funky’s new anniversary beers and pair them with unlimited grub including everything from beer-cheddar biscuits with red-eye gravy to herb-crusted prime rib – or just camp out near the live action tuna sashimi station and get fresh cut tuna loin for hours: your call! Once again, the tap room will stay open to the public for the duration of the event. Tickets are available on Funky’s website.
Note: Each event ticket purchased will allow guests to preorder FBB’s anniversary 4-pack, sold only at the brewery and produced with a less than 1000 bottle count for each beer. Complete ticket packages can be viewed at https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/store/events
Come celebrate with South Florida’s brewery as we cap off our fourth year in style! Questions? Hit us up at [email protected], or on Facebook.
Some “Four-years-of-Funky-Buddha” facts:
As of last July, FBB became the busiest tap room in the state of Florida by volume according to Florida Breweries Taxpaid Sales. As of January this year, it has sold nearly 3,000 barrels (or 744,000 pints) of beer out of its Oakland Park facility 12 months rolling.
In 2016 FBB produced and sold 27,000 BBLs of beer, a growth of over 40% from 2015. It is on pace for 35,000 BBLs sold in 2017. Funky Buddha is still distributed primarily in Florida with 99.5% of its beer produced consumed in the sunshine state.
According to IRI, FBB beers account for 1 in 18 dollars spent on craft beer at retail in South Florida (Source: IRI 2016 Food Scan Data). It is the top-selling Florida-based beer in South Florida and now the 11th best selling brand in the craft segment statewide.
FBB debuted its newest year-round beer Pineapple Beach in February this year. The beer is now widely available in 6-pack, 12oz bottles and on draft throughout the state.
FBB now employs 140 people in its Oakland Park facility – all jobs created in the past four years here in South Florida. FBB is always hiring and has positions listed on its website.