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Funky Buddha Now Available in Orlando, Including Universal Resort

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

Here's a list of places in Orlando serving up Funky Buddha:

Tap and Grind

59 W Central Blvd, Orlando

(407) 455-1100

Whole Foods Orlando

8003 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando

(407) 355-7100

World of Beer Dr. Phillips

7800 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando

(407) 355-3315

World of Beer UCF

3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817

(321) 235-9741

Yardhouse International Drive

8367 International Drive, Orlando

(407) 351-8220

Lazy Moon Pizza

11551 University Blvd, Orlando

(407) 658-2396

Public House

12046 Collegiate Way, Orlando

(407) 658-0888

Mellow Mushroom Colonial

11680 E Colonial Dr, Orlando

(407) 384-4455

Thirsty Topher

1609 Alden Rd., Orlando

(407) 491-4342

Franks & Steins

150 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando

(407) 412-9230

Oblivion Tap Room

5101 E Colonial Drive, Orlando

(407) 802-4800

Redlight Redlight

2810 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 893-9832

The Smiling Bison

745 Bennet Rd, Orlando

(407) 898-8580

East End Market

3201 Corrine Dr., Orlando

(321) 236-3316

Royal Pacific Orlando

6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 503-3000

Hilton Orlando Resort

6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando

(407) 313-4300

The Mansion

1218 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne

(321) 345-5800

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Orlando

Phillips Crossing 8031 Turkey Lake Rd #300, Orlando

(407) 363-9466

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Altamonte Springs

420 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs

(407) 260-2625

World of Beer Viera

2290 Town Center Ave #119, Melbourne

(321) 633-6665

World of Beer Lake Mary

1125 Townpark Ave, Lake Mary

(407) 878-6693

Eola Wine Winter Park

136 S Park Ave, Winter Park

(407) 647-9103

Gnarly Barley

7431 S Orange Ave, Orlando

(407) 854-4999

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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