A weekend in Orlando. Sunburn. An hour long wait for the new Seven Dwarves ride at Magic Kingdom, and one too many turkey legs. What you could use right now is a cold Funky Buddha.
You're in luck, because Funky Buddha beer is officially launching in Orlando on June 11. The beer is available in nearly two dozen restaurants and bars in Central Florida, including quite a few in the theme park area, including the Hilton Orlando Resort and the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal.
Brand director John Linn tells Clean Plate Charlie that although Funky Buddha has limited distribution for major events in Orlando, this is the first major push of the South Florida beer to the Central Florida market. "The main factor has been supply. We've barely kept pace with demand in the South Florida and Treasure Coast area until now. With new equipment arriving daily and the expansion underway, we are able to produce enough beer to expand our reach a little further across the state. Every step we make is cautious because we're always concerned about supply, especially here in South Florida."
The brewery is celebrating with events throughout Orlando all this week, starting Wednesday, June 11. For a complete list of tap takeovers, happy hours, and pairing dinners in Orlando, visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.
Here's a list of places in Orlando serving up Funky Buddha:
Tap and Grind
59 W Central Blvd, Orlando
Whole Foods Orlando
8003 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando
World of Beer Dr. Phillips
7800 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando
World of Beer UCF
3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817
Yardhouse International Drive
8367 International Drive, Orlando
Lazy Moon Pizza
11551 University Blvd, Orlando
12046 Collegiate Way, Orlando
Mellow Mushroom Colonial
11680 E Colonial Dr, Orlando
1609 Alden Rd., Orlando
Franks & Steins
150 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando
Oblivion Tap Room
5101 E Colonial Drive, Orlando
2810 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
The Smiling Bison
745 Bennet Rd, Orlando
East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr., Orlando
Royal Pacific Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Hilton Orlando Resort
6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando
1218 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Orlando
Phillips Crossing 8031 Turkey Lake Rd #300, Orlando
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Altamonte Springs
420 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
World of Beer Viera
2290 Town Center Ave #119, Melbourne
World of Beer Lake Mary
1125 Townpark Ave, Lake Mary
Eola Wine Winter Park
136 S Park Ave, Winter Park
7431 S Orange Ave, Orlando
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