Evan Golden, Eye On South Florida, was one of more than 4,000 people who turned out Saturday for the grand opening of the Funky Buddha Brewery — the first commercial craft brewery in Broward County. Evan was able to get a mini tour from co-owner KC Sentz.
Hundreds bellied up to the bar, anxiously awaiting the time until the moment bartenders tapped the new releases: Blueberry Cobbler Ale and Nib Smuggler Chocolate Porter. By closing time, we were worried that the Funky Buddha was going to be the Funky DRY Buddha. The Grand opening was such a success they almost run out of all the beers from two dozen taps.
A Renaissance is occurring in the City of Oakland Park, the area bounded by NE 40th Street to the north and Oakland Park Boulevard to the south and 11th and 13th avenues to the east and west respectively, is now officially known as the Oakland Park Culinary Arts District. And the Funky Buddha Brewery is leading the charge.