Funky Buddha to celebrate 3rd Anniversary with party and bottle release

Press Release: For three years now, Funky Buddha Brewery has been feeding South Florida’s thirst with innovative brews, great food, and can’t miss events. The much-lauded brewery — South Florida’s biggest, and now one of the state’s as well — has helped to define a craft beer scene that has seen meteoric rise in recent years. Now, it’s time to celebrate: And the brewery plans to do just that on June 11th from 2-10pm at the Three Years & Brewing Anniversary Festival, held in Jaco Pastorius Park adjacent to the tap room. This epic, day-long brouhaha will feature groovy live music, a dozen of the best food trucks in South Florida, nearly 100 beers on tap, and an exclusive release of two new bottled beers.


7venth Sun Brewery awarded medal at World Beer Cup

Press Release: Results came in a little more than a week ago for the eleventh World Beer Cup, hosted every two years and known as the most prestigious beer competition in the world. Over 200 judges gathered to taste nearly 6600 entries from 1907 breweries. Among Florida’s five winning breweries, 7venth Sun Brewery of Dunedin (and soon to be Tampa), took a silver medal for their Saison, La Fete, in the Session category. This award was the capstone after accumulating several awards in recent months, including a bronze for Vultures From the Past, a barrel-aged barley wine, at the annual Chicago hosted Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. 7venth Sun also received best small brewery two years running in Florida’s Best of Florida Beer Championships as well as winning a gold medal for La Fete, a silver for Headbanger IPA and a gold and best small batch beer for Vultures From the Past.

Green Flash

Green Flash Brewing will begin canning, sending canned beer to Florida

Press Release: This month, Co-Founder and CEO, Mike Hinkley of Green Flash Brewing Co. announces the national and year-round debut of three Green Flash beers in 12oz cans, as an extension of their existing packaged beer assortment. With orders shipping to all US distribution partners beginning in May, 6-packs of canned beers will hit store shelves in June. The new can offerings will include: Jibe Session IPA, Passion Fruit Kicker (a fruited American Wheat Ale), and Sea to Sea Zwickel Lager. Green Flash first introduced cans with Jibe Session IPA in September 2015, to an extremely limited distribution in only a few states. The reception from consumers was overwhelmingly positive, and they are now expanding their offerings and rolling out national distribution.


Kona Brewing’s Magic Sands Saison is coming to Florida

Press Release: – Tropical island ingredients, craft beer wizardry and a distinctive blend of flavors is casting a spell over pubs throughout California and Florida with Kona Brewing Co.’s crisp, refreshing Magic Sands Saison – now available to enjoy. The saison is named after one of Hawaii Island’s most intriguing stretches of sand known as Magic Sands (also called Laʻaloa). During the winter, the beach often “disappears” when the waves wash over the small white-sand parcel. Like the beach, Magic Sands Saison is equally popular but only for those lucky enough to enjoy this enchanting craft beer while it lasts.


WaZoo roars into Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this weekend

Press Release: The 21st annual WaZoo BeerFest, presented by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., is springing forward to May 7 with new twists on tap for this favorite fundraiser. All-inclusive tickets are now on sale at or at the Zoo’s ticket windows during regular business hours.
WaZoo features 250+ beers and beverages from 70 breweries worldwide, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to return in May. Ticket prices are all-inclusive; pay once and enjoy unlimited tastings and entertainment! Advance general admission tickets are $65 (through May 6) and VIP Beastly Beer Club tickets are $125 until sold out. Zoo Annual Members can purchase discounted general admission tickets of $50 (through May 6) with valid membership card at the Zoo’s ticket windows.