Extreme Beer Fest has become a craft beer showcase of truly amazing proportion. The lineup of beers reads like a who’s who on Beer Advocate’s Top 250 list.
Founders KBS. Check. Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Check. Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight. Check. Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th. Check. The Bruery Chocolate Rain. Check.
Of course, if a king had to be crowned from this overwhelmingly awesome selection of brews, there was one brewery that stood perhaps just a little bit taller (or, shall I say, with a line just a little bit longer) than all else. And that brewery would be Funky Buddha — a three-year old operation out of Boca Raton, Florida that has gone to the very extreme ends of the beer spectrum to come up with crazy concoctions full of huge, bold flavors like those showcased in their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Or, like those in their fantastic Last Snow — a porter beaming with coconut, coffee and white chocolate (one of my favorite beers of the fest).