The first time I ever went to the Funky Buddha Lounge I had something called the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Except there was no long lines and nobody showing up at 4 a.m. and waiting by the door (like there are now when it's available) - it was me, my wife , and a couple snifters of a drink unlike any I'd ever had before it. It had a sweet molasses and maple nose, a chewy almost syrupy consistency, and the taste had hints of smoky bacon and lingering coffee. It was breakfast in a glass. I honestly couldn't believe those flavors were possible to recreate in a beer, let alone successfully. But it was. Ryan and the guys at Funky Buddha seem to do this time and time again - recreating familiar tastes and smells in beer - like their no crusts, a peanut butter and jelly brown ale, and their chocolate cherry porter, both of which taste exactly like their names.
August 13th, 2014