JANUARY 9th, 2016, 4pm-10pm
JACO PASTORIUS PARK (ADJACENT TO FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY)
THE RESOLVERS * PARKER URBAN BAND * HOLEY MISS MOLEY
TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 23rd at 10am
$30 GENERAL ADMISSION (includes 1 bottle) SOLD OUT
$75 FULL BOTTLE ACCESS (includes GA and 4 bottles)
$130 VIP ADMISSION (3pm access, 1 hour rare beer sampling, commemorative glass, 4 bottles) SOLD OUT
UPDATED HANDOUT & TAP TIMES!
It's back! Funky Buddha's most sought after annual release, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, returns in bottles on January 9, 2016!
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Day will be an epic celebration and continued enhancement of Funky Buddha's annual street festival. This year's fest will take place in spacious Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park, Florida and be limited to 4000 attendees. All ticketed attendees are guaranteed bottles of the once-a-year release of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, which are picked up upon exit from the festival grounds. There's no need to wait in line for bottles or purchase them on site - just come out enjoy nearly 100 unique beers on draft throughout the day, live music by Brotherly Love Productions, field games, the best food trucks in South Florida plus Craft Food Counter & Kitchen, and so much more! Fort Lauderdale's biggest and baddest beer event is back!
Acclaim for Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Number 1 Ranked Porter in the World - RateBeer.com
Maple Bacon Coffee Beer Huge Hit in South Florida - CBS 12
98 out of 100 - BeerAdvocate.com
100 out of 100 - RateBeer.com
Six Beers That Blew Our Minds at the Great American Beer Fesitval - SeriousEats.com
The Best Beer at the Great American Beer Festival - EmptyGrowler.com
10 of the Weirdest Beers Ever Brewed - MentalFloss.com
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Bottle Release Day Schedule
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Festival hours: 4pm to 10pm (3pm VIP admission)
Bottle pickup (on exit from grounds, no admission after 7pm): 7pm to 10pm
Tickets on sale November 23rd at 10am via IMG Tickets
GA + 1 bottle: $30 SOLD OUT
GA + 4 bottles: $75
VIP Admission (includes 4 bottles, 3pm entry, commemorative glass, and 1 hour all-inclusive rare beer sampling held from 3 to 4pm): $130 SOLD OUT
*All ticket sales are final. No rainchecks or refunds will be given. Attendees must be present to receive bottles. One ticket per attendee, one attendee per ticket. Max 4 tickets per transaction. No admission after 7pm. No reentry. Adults aged 21 and over only.
All beers = 1 beer ticket
1 beer ticket = $6, available on site throughout the event
Beer tickets are good for day of event only.
Sorry - no outside alcohol will be permitted in the festival grounds.
Check back for updates - list last updated 1/4/16
– Band 1 - Holey Miss Moley
– Band 2 - Parker Urban Band
– Band 3 - THE RESOLVERS
BROTHERLY LOVE PRODUCTIONS
Craft Food Counter & Kitchen
Spring In, Roll Out
Chaco's Chinese Tacos
2pm - VIP pre-admission (you will be scanned and admitted to a wait area prior to 3pm)
3pm VIP admission
3:15pm GA/Full Bottle pre-admission (you will be scanned and admitted to a wait area prior to 4pm)
4pm GA start
4:30pm Holey Miss Moley on the main stage
6:30pm Parker Urban Band on the main stage
7pm Timed beer releases!
7pm Bottle distribution starts (bottles received on exit from fest, no reentry following)
8:30pm The Resolvers on the main stage
9:30pm Last Call
10pm Festival ends
Q: How many bottles of MBCP can I buy?
A: This year you will not have to worry about purchasing bottles of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Simply buy a ticket to the event - tickets are either $30 and include 1 bottle, or $75 and include 4 bottles. VIP admission tickets also include 4 bottles. Bottles will be distributed after 7pm on upon exit from the event - no reentry or admission after 7pm!
Q: How much will MBCP cost?
A: All bottles are included in the ticket price. Additional bottles are not available at this time.
Q: Will there be day of ticket sales?
A: At this time, all ticket sales will be done in advance. Tickets go on sale on November 23rd at 10am via IMG Tickets.
Q: Can I bring bottles to share?
A: Outside alcohol, food, or drink will not be permitted inside the festival grounds. Unfortunately we do not have liquor license access extending into adjacent parking lots - so should you choose to bottle share in lots nearby you do so at your own risk. We are currently working on an option for a Friday night bottle share for out of towners and will announce more information soon.
Some people have asked about tailgating. The best spot for this will be in the east parking lot running “behind” our building. You may bring a tent, etc. but it cannot take up a parking spot – it must go behind your car. Please don’t impede traffic as well. No cooking devices (stoves, grills, etc.) will be permitted.
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: Admission to the festival grounds is for adults age 21 and over only.
Q: Can I bring blankets, coolers, chairs, or tables?
A: No, unfortunately no outside blankets, coolers, chairs, or tables will be permitted in the festival grounds.
Q: Can I bring my dogs/monkeys/parakeets?
A: We're sorry, but animals are not permitted in the festival grounds.
Q: What beers will be on draft? Do we need tickets to purchase beers?
A: See the tap list above. Tickets will be required to purchase all beers. $6 = one ticket = one beer. Pour sizes may vary. We will take cash or credit for ticket sales. Tickets are good for January 9, 2016 only. All sales are final.
Q: Will your tap room be open during the event?
A: Our tap room and brewery will be closed on January 9, 2016. We will be open on January 8th and 10th however, and are planning some special events and tappings for those days as well. More info to come soon!
Q: Will food be available?
A: Yes. Craft Food Counter & Kitchen will be on site serving yummy grub, as well as a collection of South Florida's best food trucks.
Q: If I need to leave early, can I get my bottle in advance?
A: Bottle distribution will not begin until 8pm, so please plan accordingly and plan to spend at least a few hours at the festival.
Q: Will growlers be available for purchase?
A: No - growlers will not be for sale on January 9. However we will have custom MBCP Day glassware, shirts, and more available for sale in the festival grounds.
Q: Is there a good place to stay if I'm coming from out of town?
A: Yes, check out the offers below:
Marriott Hollywood Beachis running a $199 block room rate for all MBCP Day attendees! The rate is a savings of $130 off the normal room rate of $329 - plus each guest will receive a $20 UBER credit for staying!
Q: Where can we park?
A: We strongly recommend that attendees carpool or ride share to the festival!
You may park in the following lots. Parking will cost $5 unless otherwise noted
-The public lot directly south of the main tap room entrance. (no fee)
-Either of the grass fields across Dixie Highway
-The east lot that runs behind the brewery
-VIP parking will be located adjacent to Jaco Pastorius Park at the Urban Farming Institute and will cost $10
Please do not park on our neighbor's lawns or in front of their driveways, or in front of businesses down the plaza along Dixie Highway. Our neighbors may tow!
Q: Are there any public transportation options to the festival?
A: Yes! UBER is the official ride sharing program of MBCP Day 2016. UBER will be running a promotion for attendees that would like a safe ride to and from the event, and we encourage use. New users will receive $20 off their first ride on sign up.
Are you from Tampa, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, or Miami and looking for a way to the fest? Check out these options from our partnering brewery tour buses!
Miami Brew Bus - Running from CocoWalk to the festival
Tampa Bay Brew Bus - Running from Cigar City Brewing to the festival
Jacksonville Brew Bus - Running from Veteran's United Craft Brewery to the festival
Southwest Florida Brewery Tours - Running from Ft. Myers to the festival