Earlier this month, Funky Buddha Brewery announced it would be releasing the newest version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter during next year’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival, but now we know another fan favorite will also make an appearance in a brand new packaging format.
That beer is Wide Awake It’s Morning 2020, an 8.5 percent ABV imperial porter brewed with maple syrup, coffee and applewood smoked salt that was first released in 2011 and is an imperial version of the Oakland Park, Fla.-based brewery’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.
However, while the popular release has historically been sold in 22-ounce bottles, the newest incarnation will be packaged in 16-ounce cans for the first time.
Like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter 2020, the imperial porter will be released during Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival 2020 taking place on Jan. 11 at the brewery’s tap room, featuring more than 50 Funky Buddha beers on draft. Unlike previous events, there will not be an entrance fee to attend the festival, but there are two different prepaid options available for purchase: the VIP Early Access Sampling and MBCP Fest Pre-Order Package.
According to Funky Buddha, “limited quantities” of Wide Awake It’s Morning 2020 will be on sale during the event on Jan. 11, 2020 priced at $5 each.