Cocktails & Spirits

OTC Opens Funky Buddha Taps, 1,000-IBU IPA Tap Takeover With Super-Rare Dogfish Head 120

OTC restaurant in Brickell pulled rank and managed to host a Funky Buddha Brewery tap takeover this Friday and a 1,000 IBU takeover on August 1.

The August 1 takeover will be a battery of some hefty IPA (India Pale Ale) beers with each of their IBU ratings, or international bittering unit, totaling more than 1,000. Also on that night, the place will release 24 super-rare bottles of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.

See also: Funky Buddha: Game-Changing Local Beer Now in Miami

Funky Buddha taps are still rare in Miami with only two accounts at LoKal Burgers and Beer and OTC. The official tap time is 5 p.m. on Friday. The list includes:

The following Wednesday will see the beginning of a massive IPA takeover that runs for exactly eight days and two hours, or from 8 p.m. on August 1 to 10 p.m. on August 9.

The cost for the Dogfish Head 120 is $20 per bottle. These are the only bottles that OTC has acquired for the entire year, Feel lucky if you are able to get one! The beer list, which includes taps and bottles, has some of the highest rated IPAs and double IPAs around, also featuring local taps Hop Gun, Inlet Brewing's Monk IPA and Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA:

The idea of the 1,000 IBU tap takeover comes from Brown Distributing representative Brian Tonneson, who will also be on hand to supplement any IPA knowledge you may or may not know.

And for those who are wondering: IBUs measure the bitterness of beer. Bittering units measure the isomerized alpha acids, which are derived from hops, for every liter of beer. One IBU contains one milligram of acid per liter.

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