If your summer to-do list includes surfing waves of the myriad craft beer flavors, Funky Buddha will soon have a way to “hang ten” on cherry.
Funky Buddha Brewery of Oakland Park, Fla. is adding Get Pitted, a barrel-aged sour, to its family of special releases. Get Pitted is “a funkadelic red ale inoculated with wild yeast and aged in Cabernet barrels filled with tart cherries” according to Facebook and Instagram posts.
Grab a glass, pop the top, and prepare to get pitted in waves of flavor! We’re proud to announce our latest special release: Get Pitted, a funkadelic red ale inoculated with wild yeast and aged in Cabernet barrels filled with tart cherries. Get Pitted is set to be released in our tap room in mid-June. 22 ounce bottle will go on sale for $25 with limits and a release date TBD. #GetFunky #GetPitted
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The beer “is set to be released in our tap room in mid-June” with a 22-ounce bottle coming later. The limited quantities of the 22-ounce version will retail for $25 each.
The base beer for Get Pitted is “not a regular FBB beer” said John Linn, Brand Director for Funky Buddha in an email. “The beer aged for almost one year in the barrels. Most of the cab barrels we have are Silver Oak.”
According to Linn, Get Pitted “will be released in bottles at the brewery only – draft will see very limited release to market.” Along those lines, this particular beer is “unlikely” to be a permanent addition to the line-up, “although if it’s well received we will probably make it again!”
Update (May 26, 2017) — This post was updated to include additional brewing and availability details. It was originally published on May 24, 2017.