Home Beer Florida beer maker Funky Buddha sells to Constellation Brands

Florida beer maker Funky Buddha sells to Constellation Brands

The brewery responsible for Maple Bacon Coffee Porter will join Ballast Point in Constellation’s craft beer division.
SHARE
CATEGORIES: Beer   News   South Breweries   South News  

funky_buddha_brewery_logo

It’s long been hinted at, but now it’s finally real: Funky Buddha has been sold.

In a press release sent out Thursday morning, Constellation Brands, Inc. announced its purchase of South Florida-based Funka Buddha Brewery, one of the largest and fastest-growing breweries in the state.

Best-known today for flavor-infused brews like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Last Snow coconut coffee porter and No Crusts, a peanut butter and jelly brown ale, Funky Buddha was founded in Boca Raton in 2010 as Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery by husband and wife Ryan and Giani Sentz. The Sentz family opened Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park in 2013. We named it a brewery to watch soon after.

“We chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development,” Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz said in the release. “Constellation and Funky Buddha share a lot of the same ideals and passion for philanthropy, entrepreneurship and the art of craft beer. At the end of the day, we just really like the people we have met within the organization, each of whom share our dedication to making outstanding beer.”

Constellation is the third-largest beer company in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes the Modelo, Pacifico and Corona brands. You may recall that the company purchased San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Co. for the lofty sum of $1 billion in 2015. The terms of the Funky Buddha purchase were not disclosed.

Constellation’s and Funky Buddha’s team of employees will continue to work together, with Ryan and KC Sentz running the day-to-day operations, according to the release.

SaveSave

 

Author
Zach Fowle is DRAFT's beer editor. Reach him at zach@draftmag.com.

Brewery Travels
draftmag.com

Brewery Travels: My Favorite Brewery/Beer from Each State

In my ongoing quest to visit breweries all across this great land, I have now surpassed the 400 mark, and they’ve been spread across 37 states and 175+ cities. To celebrate this landmark, I’ve put together a ‘Special Edition’ of Brewery Travels: A rundown of my favorites in each of the states visited so far.

CATEGORIES: Beer   Feature   Midwest Breweries   Midwest Feature   Northeast Breweries   South Breweries   Travel   West Breweries  

draftmag.com

Why a Miller Lite Was the Best Beer I’ve Ever Had

I’ve worked in craft beer for nearly five years now. I’ve had the fortune to try some truly amazing brews: Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Supplication? I’ve got one in my mini-fridge. The reason I’m telling you this is because I want to frame my statements here properly. I’ve had good beer, trust me. The best beer I’ve ever had, though, was a Miller Lite.

CATEGORIES: Beer   MIDWEST   Midwest Feature  

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

204 queries in 2.734 seconds.