MAPLE BACON COFFEE PORTER FEST 2019
JANUARY 12, 2019
1 PM to 5 PM
VIP: NOON TO 5PM
21 AND UP ONLY!
(children & babies in strollers or carriers will NOT be permitted inside the festival)
At the Funky Buddha Brewery Backlot
Unlimited Beer Sampling from Funky Buddha & 50+ Local & Regional Breweries
Guaranteed Access to Purchase Bottles of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Craft Food Counter + South Florida's Best Food Trucks
Live DJ Set
Funky Buddha’s award-winning Maple Bacon Coffee Porter returns on January 12th, with an epic beer festival featuring over 100 beers to taste from Florida and beyond. Enjoy unlimited samples of rare Funky Buddha beers along with limited offerings from guest breweries across the country. New this year is the VIP ticket option which includes early access into the festival, a fest exclusive bottle, and more!
(event details subject to change)
Acclaim for Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Gold Medal, Specialty Beer - 2016 World Beer Cup
Number 1 Ranked Porter in the World - RateBeer.com
Top 100 Beers in the World - RateBeer.com
98 out of 100 - BeerAdvocate.com
100 out of 100 - RateBeer.com
Limited to 100 tickets plus any guest that purchases a One Case Ticket in advance. General Admission VIP upgrades are SOLD OUT! VIP access is still available through the purchase of VIP + CASE tickets.
VIP Ticket includes:
- One hour early access to the festival - opportunity to try all beer before the rest of the crowd.
- One fest exclusive bottle: TBD
- Premier seating at panel discussions & events
- Premium seating areas
About Bottle Sales & Pickup
Pre-order available at time of advance ticket purchase in one case (12) or four bottle allotments. Additional bottles will be available for purchase at the festival for ticket holders. Bottle pick-up and sales upon exit from festival grounds starts at 3pm. Bottle pickup good for day of event only. Ticket holders must be present to receive bottles. Bottles will not be held for ticket holders after festival close.
Funky Buddha Drafts
Draft list subject to change. Check back for updates (last updated Nov. 15th)
- 18th Street Brewery
- 81 Bay Brewing co
- 450 North Brewing
- 903 Brewers
- Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks
- Aslin Beer Company
- B Nektar Meadery
- Ballast Point Brewing Company
- Bangin Banjo Brewing Company
- Barrel of Monks Brewery
- Broski Ciderworks
- Cigar City Brewing
- Copperpoint Brewing Company
- Coppertail Brewing
- Devour Brewing Co
- Due South Brewing
- Dunedin Brewery
- Florida Keys Brewing Co
- Four Quarters Brewing Company
- Garagiste Meadery
- Jdubs Brewing Company
- LauderAle Brewing Company
- Lexington Brewery & Distillery
- Lone Pine Brewing Company
- Mathews Brewing Co
- MIA Beer Co
- Odd Breed Wild Ales
- Ology Brewing Company
- Orchid Island Brewing
- Playalinda Brewing Company
- Pontoon Brewing
- Proof Brewing Co
- Prosperity Brewers
- Revolution Brewing
- Robot Brewing Co
- Sailfish Brewing Co
- Saltwater Brewery
- Slim Pickens Cider and Mead
- Tarpon River Brewing
- Tomoka Brewing Co
- Toppling Goliath Brewing Co
- Walking Tree Brewery
- Wicked Barley Brewing Co
- Wicked Weed Brewing
- Wynwood Brewing Company
Q: How many bottles of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter can I buy?
A: Festival attendees will be able to pre-order bottles via different ticket levels. One case (12 bottle) and four bottle tickets go on sale November 15th. Attendees will also be able to purchase additional bottles at the festival. Tickets can be purchased on November 15th.
Q: How much will Maple Bacon Coffee Porter cost?
A: 22oz bottles cost $15 each - some bottles are included in different ticket options.
Q: Will there be any day-of ticket sales?
A: Yes, day of pricing will start at $60 for general admission.
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.
Q: Can I bring water to the festival?
A: Clear, empty water bottles or empty canteens will be permitted into the festival grounds. Opaque bottles, mugs, and growlers containing water will not be permitted. Free water stations will be set up at the festival to refill your water.
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: This event is for adults age 21 and over only. No children including minors or babies will be permitted on premise of the event.
Q: Can I bring blankets, coolers, chairs, or tables?
A: No, unfortunately, no outside blankets, coolers, chairs, or tables will be permitted on the festival grounds.
Q: Can I bring my dogs/monkeys/parakeets?
A: We're sorry, but animals are not permitted on the festival grounds.
Q: What beers will be on draft? Do we need tickets to purchase beers?
A: Complete draft list coming soon. You will not need to purchase beers once in the festival. You will be given a souvenir sample cup upon entry which can be used to taste 2oz samples of beer at any of the stations set up throughout the festival. Sample pourers will be instructed to follow safe service standards and will refuse service to individuals who are openly intoxicated. Please be responsible!
Q: Will your tap room be open during the event?
A: Our tap room and brewery will be closed during the festival but will open on January 12th starting at 4:30pm. On January 13th we will resume normal hours of operation. We will have some fun beers on tap throughout the weekend in the tap room as well.
Q: Will food be available?
A: Yes. Craft Food Counter & Kitchen will be on site serving yummy grub, as well as the following food trucks: TBD
Q: If I need to leave early, can I get my bottle in advance?
A: Bottle distribution and sales will take place upon exit from the festival. We will formally start distribution at 3pm, simply because the entrance/exit will need to be transformed to accommodate bottle distribution and sales.
Q: Will growlers be available for purchase?
A: No - growlers will not be for sale at the festival.
Q: Is there a good place to stay if I'm coming from out of town?
A: Yes, we have a great corporate rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale East. Festival goers will enjoy complimentary shuttle service, free breakfast, free parking, free wi-fi, and will even be able to purchase Funky Buddha beers in their lobby bar!
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 on the west side of Dixie Highway and 38th Street
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: We encourage everyone to use UBER, Lyft, and other transporation services to ensure a safe ride home.
Q: Will you have a designated driver ticket?
A: Unfortunetly, we will not have any ticket of that type.