Birthday Beer

No matter what age or type, birthdays tend to be celebrated much the same, with beer. We’re not saying a 1-year-old should be drinking on the day that commemorates his first year of life. But the grownups are probably going to throw back a brew or two, at least — hey, malted bevies have been a celebratory thing since the dawn of time. While we’re all right with using any occasion to drink, when one of our favorite breweries hits its first anniversary, it’s time to party. On Saturday, Funky Buddha Brewery is turning 1, and it’s hosting an all-day festival to celebrate. Starting at noon and ending at 10 p.m., the brewery is closing down the block to invite all of its fans. Live music starts at 1 p.m., with bands like Short Straw Pickers, Lather Up!, Sawgrass Express, and Ketchy Shuby. Several food trucks will provide fun fare and pairings, including Palate Party Outside the Box Sandwich Co., Pescados Unidos, Flour Power, and Diablo Dogs. Multiple live art and design installations are being featured. Tons of special brews will be on tap, such as Crusher Session IPA Amarillo, Red Velvet Cake Ale, Vanilla Cream Abdul Jabbar Nitro, Don’t Tell Reece Peanut Butter Cup Ale, and the Fluffer (Fluffer Nutter Ale).
Sat., May 31, noon, 2014
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Sara Ventiera