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Funky Buddha Launching Beer For Breakfast Brunch in July

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Do you like having beer for breakfast? Who doesn't, really?

Next month, feel fee to put back a cold one an hour or so before noon when Funky Buddha Brewery's new Craft Food Counter & Kitchen — and Rolling Chefs food truck — hosts the brewery's first-ever Funky Buddha brunch.

Officially dubbed "Beer For Breakfast" the brunch will take place on July 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The crafty beer and foodie brunch event will feature an array of specialty dishes prepared in collaboration with Funky Buddha's Craft Food Counter & Kitchen executive chef Jeff Vincent and special guest chefs from the Fort Lauderdale-based Rolling Chefs food truck.

According to Funky Buddha brand director John Linn, the inaugural brunch event has already garnered so much attention, the brewery has opted to close the entire tap room to make room for more guests.

"This is a stand alone event leading up to our kitchen launch here at the brewery," said Linn. "But we've nearly sold out with the initial ticket sales, and based on the response, we'll [be adding more tickets] and closing the entire tap room during the brunch [to accommodate more people]."

The upcoming brunch menu includes assorted candied bacon; beer cheese biscuits with gravy; Floridian French toast with blueberry flambé; Brown ale eggs Benedict with short rib and maple pepper hollandaise; Key Lime berliner ceviche; smoked salmon deviled eggs with pickled shrimp; a roast leg of lamb carving station; and Rag Doll and Funky Buddha beer ice cream dipping.

Specialty beers on tap that day will include Funky Buddha's French Toast double brown ale, Mexican Coffee (tequila barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf imperial stout with coffee and cinnamon), I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared imperial stout, Blueberry Cobbler ale, and Moro Moro (also used to make beermosas).

During the event, guests can pair each dish with a variety of breakfast-themed beers from the brewery, including More Moro "beermosas." Each $50 ticket includes unlimited food, plus a total of four, 5-ounce beer pours, and one More Moro beermosa.

Space is limited, so it's suggested you purchase tickets online before they're gone. That way, you not only get to drink beer for breakfast, but you can also say you were among the first to do it at Funky Buddha Brewery.

Beer For Breakfast Brunch will take place on Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funky Buddha Brewery is located at 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park. Call 954-440-0046, or visit the Facebook event page.

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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