We can't believe it's almost been a year since we've opened already! This amazing journey has flown by so quickly, and we have all of our fans and supporters to thank. Since we're feeling rather celebratory, we've decided that on May 31, 2014, we're going to close down 38th street in front of the brewery, invite all of our friends over, tap some beers, and have a good old fashioned party!
Of course we'll have live music, a host of food trucks doing pairings and fun party food, and tons of special release beers. Some really cool stuff. Trust us - you're going to like it.
This event will be similar to our past festivals, in that it will be indoors and outdoors in front of the brewery and run from noon to 10pm (we'll stay open until midnight, naturally).
One Year Anniversary Schedule
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Tap Room hours: Noon to midnight
Festival hours: Noon to 10pm
Tap List (subject to change):
Crusher Session IPA Amarillo
Red Velvet Cake Ale
Small Axe, Big IPA
Chocolate Covered Cherry Porter
Anthony's Fuhgeddaboudit Red Ale
Blueberry Cobbler Ale
Pineapple Hop Gun IPA
Vanilla Cream Abdul Jabbar Nitro
Nitro Vanilla Coffee Porter
Do the Rye Thing
Passion of the Crusher Fruited Session IPA
Clifford's Big Red Ale
Banana Split Wheat
French Toast Double Brown Ale
Don't Tell Reece Peanut Butter Cup Ale
Rice Crispy Treat
Bluth's Banana Stand (Chocolate-Covered Banana Porter)
Snap in the Face (Lemongrass, Cilantro, and Chile Ale)
Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Quadrangle
Fire in Your Hole (Raspberry/Scorpion Chile Imperial Red)
Uncle Vucuv's Imperial Stout
Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Iron & Barleywine
The Fluffer (Fluffer Nutter Ale)
Dredd Pirate Ed Roberts (Cherry, Coconut, Chocolate Imperial Stout)
Apple Toffee Double Brown
Ginger Lemongrass Wheat
Tequesta Blueberry Saison
St. Some Et Sans Fin
St. Some Cheval
Swamp Head Darkwater
7eventh Sun Gose
Wynwood Hazelnut Cup of Jose
Wynwood Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine
Cigar City Peach White Oak
Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu's
Live music will run from 1pm to 10pm.
Short Straw Pickers - Bluegrass/Americana
Lather Up! - Heavy Pets side project, funk/jazz
Sawgrass Express - funk
Ketchy Shuby - Miami Soul
Art and Design:
Live tape-ography and art beer bottle installation from Miami Beer Tour
Live screen printing from Squeegee Science and Jinx Remover
Craft Beer writer Gerard Walen signs copies of his new book, Florida Breweries, from 2-5pm
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: Supervised minors are always welcome at Funky Buddha Brewery until 8 pm.
Q: Can I bring my dogs/monkeys/parakeets?
A: Well-behaved dogs are permitted on our grounds, but not inside the tap room. Please leave your pet pigs, alligators, and wildebeasts at home. Thanks!
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. $5 = one ticket = one beer. Pour sizes may vary. We will take credit cards for ticket sales. Tickets are good for May 31, 2014 only. All sales are final.
Q: I hate waiting in line for beers! How are you guys planning to deal with the big crowd?
A: Good question! Firstly, we're using tickets, which alleviates the need for a transaction with every beer dispensed. Second, we will use four dispense points throughout the festival grounds with limited tappings on all points. Third, we are separating the bar into a section for day-long beers and one for timed tappings. We feel that worked very well during Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Day to keep things moving fast and get beers to people quickly.
Q: Will there be tours?
A: We are looking into hosting tours for the anniversary - please check back for an official announcement.
Q: Will food be available?
A: Yes. We will have multiple food trucks throughout the day with beer pairings and special dishes. See above trucks.
Q: Will growlers be available for purchase?
A: Not on this day, sorry. Growler fills will resume on Sunday, June 1.
Q: Can I bring bottles to share?
A: We will not be permitting outside alcohol of any kind in the tap room or around the festival grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.
Q: Is there a good place to stay if I'm coming from out of town?
A: Yes, the Westin Fort Lauderdale has a special rate available for Funky Buddha Brewery guests. Please visit our booking portal to take advantage of it. The hotel will also run a shuttle to the event for guests.
Q: Where can we park?
A: You may park in the following lots:
-The public lot directly south of the main tap room entrance.
-Either of the grass fields across Dixie Highway
-The east lot that runs behind the brewery
Please do not park on our neighbor's lawns or in front of their driveways!
Pre Anniversary Bash at The Funky Buddha Lounge
Celebrate where it all began the night before our anniversary! Note: the below takes place at The Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton, NOT at the Brewery in Oakland Park!
Time: Friday May 30th, 8pm - close (2 am)
Address: 2621 N. Federal Hwy Boca Raton
Cover: No Cover
Band: JD & the Midnight Howls (10pm-11:30pm)
Tap List (8pm on):
Rich Uncle Pennybags Porter (Chocolate Cherries soaked in Malbec)
Pina Colada Wheat aged with Chardonnay
Rum Raisin Imperial Stout
Red Velvet Cake Red Ale
Fluffer Nutter Brown Ale
French Toast Brown
Red Rum Red Ale (coconut rum red ale)
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Vanilla Espresso Stout
Barrel Aged Berliner