Funky Buddha Brewery Announces The Living Barrel Series

Boca Raton, FL — Funky Buddha is proud to announce The Living Barrel Series, its latest line of specialty beers with a new, enlightened look. A bit about the series:

“Like the spiraling growth of a tree’s branches, so too are these beers transformed over time thanks to the maturation exclusively in oak wine and spirits casks. Unlike the ageless timber, these bottles are only available for a limited time.”

As Funky Buddha has grown so has its barrel-aging program. Our current barrel cellar consists of over five hundred oak casks of all types. On the floor right now are hundreds of Bourbon barrels filled with everything from imperial stout to double brown ales; saisons aging in Chardonnay casks; and a multitude of unique wine and spirits casks including rum, tequila, and even luscious Cabernet. Each beer is sampled regularly to examine how the beer has matured and picked up characteristic of the barrel, which can lend everything from boozy complexity to subtle hints of spice and vanilla.

In upcoming months and moving into 2018, beers in The Living Barrel series will be released in 22 ounce bottles through our tap room – some of the beers will go to distribution throughout Florida as well. The first two releases, as seen above, will come out between end of July and late August. These include Rum Barrel-Aged Pina Colada, an imperial cream ale made with real pineapple and coconut and aged in Jamaican rum casks for months; and Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf, our Imperial Russian Stout aged for nearly two years in Bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans added to the barrel. The third announced release, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dread Pirate Roberts (imperial stout with raspberries, chocolate, and coconut), will be released exclusively to our Imperial Club members in August, with any remaining bottles released to the general public thereafter.

Future releases include our 2017 iterations of Morning Wood and Last Buffalo in the Park, plus a host of other surprises to come.

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more info on The Living Barrel series as it develops.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.

Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.