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Back to Boca with the Buddha. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida.
So the Buddha decided to dip their chips in 'em... or their spirals, cubes, or barrels -- that's right, we're talking about wood aged beers. Last night, the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton held a release event of seven different types of beer aged with various configurations of wood.
Beer and wood have a long history. For hundreds of years, beer was fermented in wood, aged in wood, shipped in wood, and served from wood. You could say that brewers have a hard-on for the stuff. Wine aficionados go nuts over the amount of oak that goes into Chardonnays, and storing big beers in barrels adds a subtle character from whatever was in it before.
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