Cocktails & Spirits

Lokal: Funky Buddha Tap Takeover Tonight

Yes, we know. You've been meaning to check out Funky Buddha Brewery ever since it opened in Oakland Park less than a month ago. But, ya know, things come up. And it's so far away -- even farther than Hallandale Beach!

But how about if the brewery comes to you? Or, to be more precise, to Lokal Burgers and Beer?

See also: Lokal Burgers and Beer Does the Harlem Shake

Tonight, June 19, Lokal will host the first official Funky Buddha tap takeover in Miami. From 6 to 9 p.m., the burger and beer joint that was recently named Best Restaurant in Coconut Grove by Miami New Times, will host the brewery ranked 34th in the world by for an evening of fresh beer and local pride.

Funky Buddha beers being tapped include the Floridian Hefeweizen, No Crusts PB&J, Hop Gun, Piña Colada Wheat, NIB Smuggler, Last Snow Porter, and Bonita Applebaum. Beers are priced between $6 and $10.

Lokal's owner, Matt Kuscher, recently visited Funky Buddha Brewery and was blown away by what he tasted. He told Short Order that Funky Buddha "is going to change how people in South Florida drink beer."

Kuscher said, "The beer geeks respect their brewing and integrity of their products, yet they can also relate to people who don't like beer by making very drinkable beers like Piña Colada Wheat or Key Lime Berliner. They somehow capture the ingredients and make the beer taste exactly like the name. The No Crusts PB & J tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and Bonita Applebaum tastes just like mom's homemade apple pie."

Kuscher said he found himself ordering a second Last Snow Porter, "and I'm not the biggest fan of porters. But this tasted just like an Almond Joy."

If you need one more push to get off the couch and to Lokal, we'll leave you with these last words from Kuscher: "When you drink these beers, they will blow your mind."

Be prepared to have your beer world rocked tonight.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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