Funky Buddha Brewery Expands Distribution to Tampa Area

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

funky-buddha-floridian-bottles-1200-df.jpg
Doug Fairall

March 25 will see the expansion of Funky Buddha Brewery into a market that is seen by some across the nation as one of the best beer cities in the country: the Tampa Bay area.

Places like New Port Richey, Brooksville, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Venice, and Punta Gorda will soon be able to reach a state of Zen with Funky Buddha's beers.

See also: Funky Buddha Now Available at Select Publix Locations


More »

Florida Beer: House Hef From Mack House Brewery

house-hef-mack-house-df-1200.jpg
Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, when we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

The last time we stopped by the Mack House, that three barrel brewery in Davie and home to the Holy Mackerel beer brand, we took a look at their Starfruit Pink Peppercorn Saison, a collaboration between them and local homebrewers 3 Sons Brewing. This time we're putting a more classic style under the microscope: their hefeweizen.

Also sometimes called a Weissbier, or simply a wheat ale, the hefeweizen (pronounced "hay-fuh-veyt-sssenn") is a beer with two distinct flavor profiles that define it, and literally make up its name. Hefe: yeast. Weizen: wheat. Now you know some German. Who said drinking beer couldn't be educational?

See also: Florida Beer: Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Caramel Cream Ale From Due South Brewing Company


More »

Hollywood's Organic Brewery Expanding to Full-Scale Production

steve-goldsby-organic-brewery1200px.jpg
Courtesy of Organic Brewery
Organic Brewery brewmaster Steve Goldsby.
Organic Brewery is getting some tanks, lots of tanks. The Hollywood Beach brewpub with an ocean view is expanding into a full-scale production facility a few miles away.

The new facility is located in an industrial zone near I-95, just off the Sheridan Road exit, according to brewpub manager Johnny Quinones. Quinones also said that the brewery will add an extra 60,000 tons of beer, or an additional 3,000 kegs per month (five gallon kegs, that is).

See Also: Organic Brewery Now Distributing Beer Locally

More »

Homebrew Classes Starting At Craft Beer Cartel

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

jackman-craft-beer-cartel-homebrew-courtesy-1200.jpg
Courtesy Craft Beer Cartel
Brewing educator, Jonathan "Jack" Jackman.
Aspiring homebrewers in Broward will now be able to find a local resource to learn how to brew. Craft Beer Cartel, located in the Riverside neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, will begin offering a monthly brewing class, with the first beginning on Saturday February 28th from 1 to 4 p.m.

Led by Jonathan "Jack" Jackman, the class is set to introduce new and semi-new brewers to brewing ingredients, the process of making a half mash brew, and different essentials to the brewing process.

See also: Craft Beer Cartel Opens in Fort Lauderdale, New Home Of Native Brewing

More »

Craft Beer Cartel Hosting Virgin Home Brew Competition

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

1200craftbeercartel.JPG
Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Cartel
The Craft Beer Cartel will be hosting a special homebrew contest next month.
Do you brew your own beer? Do you drink your own beer? And do you make your friends drink your homebrew too? If you've ever wondered what someone other than your best beer buddy would think about your craft creations, a Broward County homebrew supply store might off you the opportunity you've been looking for.

Next month, Fort Lauderdale's Craft Beer Cartel is hosting a homebrewing event for newbie beer crafters with its first Virgin Home Brew competition.

See also: Craft Beer Cartel Open in Fort Lauderdale


More »

Roho Kitchen Hosts Beer Dinner This Thursday With Mack House

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

beer-dinner-1200-5chw4r7z.jpg
5chw4r7z via FlickrCreative Commons

Roho Kitchen, catering purveyors and event space hosts in Davie, is teaming up with nanobrewery the Mack House on February 26 for a five-course beer dinner. The affair, starting at 7:30 p.m., will be presented by Mack House manager Kyle Hatfield and Roho Kitchen's chef, Jorge Montes.

See also: The Mack House Brews Up Creativity and a Loyal Following


More »

World of Beer Highlights the Pilsner Style Through March

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

pilsner-urquell-1200-shalbs.jpg
shalbsVia Flickr (Creative Commons)

With the heavy focus the craft beer community has on barrel-aged, soured, and multihopped beers, it's refreshing to take a moment and explore a style that's built upon a solid foundation of simplicity. World of Beer, a Florida-based beer bar that offers hundreds of different beers at its trendy establishments, is seeking to bring some education to the masses with a month devoted to the light, clean, and crisp beer style known as the pilsner. Or pilsener. Or pils. A rose by any other name, we say.

See also: Tap 42 To Host Due South Brewing Co. Tap Takeover With Philly Pretzel Heaven


More »

Florida Beer: Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Caramel Cream Ale From Due South Brewing Company

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

due-south-abbacca-df-1200.jpg
Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFriday, when we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week is tough, because we're going to delve into a beer that was once bottled and has since appeared only a few times in the wild. I hate to do that to you all, but then perhaps it will behoove you to head out to tap takeover events across Broward and Palm Beach.

See also: Florida Beer: Katelyn and Kaleigh Wine Barrel Aged Saison From Saltwater Brewery


More »

Miami's J Wakefield Brewing Sets Date for Grand Opening

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

j-wakefield-tap-handles-1200.jpg
Doug Fairall

The beer teasing can stop, as J Wakefield Brewing is set to finally open its doors to the general public on a standard basis following their grand opening celebration taking place Saturday, February 28th.

What's in store for the big celebration?

See also: Florida Beer: J Wakefield Brewing's Union Jack Porter


More »

South Florida Brew Bus Returns February 20

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

brew_bus_credit_Karli_Evans1200.jpg
Photo by Karli Evans
Have you noticed a distinct lack of beer-oriented transportation for the past few months? If so, you're not alone, because the South Florida Brew Bus, which we rode and experienced last summer, went away for a bit, citing capacity issues in its native Tampa... but it's coming back in full force on February 20!

See also: In the Slow Lane: A New Brew Bus Tour Explores South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

More »

Now Trending

Loading...