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Independence Beer Fest

Independence Beer Festival & Home Brew Competition

June 15 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Independence Beer Festival & Home Brew Competition

We’re celebrating one year of regained independence and raising a glass to the local beer community on June 15th with an epic beer festival and home brew competition! This all you can drink festival offers unlimited pours of 40+ local breweries in a commemorative tasting glass.

VIP Tickets GA Tickets

General Info

  • An indoor festival hosted in the Funky Buddha Barrel Room
  • Ticketed all-you-can-drink beer festival with Beer from 40+ Local Breweries including Funky Buddha
  • Public Home Brew Competition

VIP Tickets

$150 | 12pm – 4pm | Highly Limited

  • One Hour Early Access to the Fest
  • One 22oz Bottle of 7-Year Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned
  • Unlimited Pours from 40+ Local Breweries including Funky Buddha
  • Commemorative Festival Tasting Glass
  • First Access to Bottles of the Second Release of Funky Buddha’s Highly Limited Single Barrel Series: 6-Year Tequila Barrel-Aged Nikolai Vorlauf Imperial Stout
  • Private VIP Area with Additional Seating
  • Acoustic Artist Performance
  • Delectable Spread of Beer Friendly Bites with Pairings
  • VIP Food Menu: Platters of Cured Meat | Variety of Cheese & House Pickled Vegetables | Braised Beef Short Rib Sliders | Roasted Portobello Sliders | Bison Meatballs in Candied Tomato Jam | Asian Cabbage & Soba Noodle Shooters | Tuna Sashimi on Crispy Wonton | Assorted Dip Display | Sliced Marinated Flank Steak with Pineapple Chimichurri | Baby Arugula Salad Shooters with Crumbled Gorgonzola and Dried Cherries | House Smoked Mozzarella Skewers | Chef’s Selected Dessert bar
VIP Tickets

GA Tickets

$75 | 1pm – 4pm

  • Unlimited Pours from 40+ Local Breweries including Funky Buddha
  • Commemorative Festival Tasting Glass
GA Tickets

Home Brew Competition

Register for the home brew competition on June 15th through the link below. The winner of the competition will get to craft their beer on the Funky Buddha brew system!

Enter Competition

Guest Breweries

List subject to change. More to come.

  • 26 Degrees Brewing
  • 3 Sons Brewing Co
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing
  • Bay 13 Brewery
  • Black Flamingo Brewing
  • Brewlihan Meadery
  • Civil Society Brewing Co
  • Dream State Brewing
  • Florida Keys Brewing Co
  • Gravity Brew Lab
  • Gulf Stream Brewery
  • Hello There Brewing
  • Invasive Species Brewing
  • LauderAle Brewery
  • Lincoln’s Beard Brewing
  • Lost City Brewing
  • Mathew’s Brewing Company
  • MIA Beer Company
  • NOBO Brewing Company
  • Odd Breed Wild Ales
  • Orchestrated Minds Brewing
  • Pompano Beach Brewing
  • Prosperity Brewers
  • Shojos Dojo
  • Steam Horse Brewing
  • Storm House Brewing
  • Sun Lab Brewing
  • Tarpon River Brewing
  • The Cove Brewery
  • The Tank Brewing
  • Tripping Animals Brewing Co
  • Twisted Trunk Brewing Co
  • Uncommon Path Brewing
  • Yeasty Brews Artisanal Beers

Funky Buddha Drafts

Coming soon!


Q: Can I bring water to the festival?
A: Clear, empty water bottles or empty canteens will be permitted into the festival grounds. Opaque bottles, mugs, and growlers containing water will not be permitted. Free water stations will be set up at the festival to refill your water.

Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: This event is for adults age 21 and over only. No children including minors or babies will be permitted on premise of the event.

Q: Can I bring my dogs/monkeys/parakeets?
A: We’re sorry, but animals are not permitted on the festival grounds.

Q: What beers will be on draft? Do we need tickets to purchase beers?
A: Upon entry, you will be given a brochure containing a map and festival draft list. You will not need to purchase beers once in the festival. You will be given a souvenir sample cup upon entry which can be used to taste 2oz samples of beer at any of the stations set up throughout the festival. Sample pourers will be instructed to follow safe service standards and will refuse service to individuals who are openly intoxicated. Please be responsible!

Q: Will your tap room be open during the event?
A: Our tap room will be open during the festival.

Q: Will food be available?
A: Yes. There will be food options for purchase from the Craft Food Counter & Kitchen.

Q: Is there a good place to stay if I’m coming from out of town?
A: Yes, we have a great corporate rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale East.

Q: Where can we park?
A: We strongly recommend that attendees carpool or ride share to the festival!
You may park in the following lots.
-The public lot directly south of the main tap room entrance or on the east side of the building.

Q: Are there any public transportation options to the festival?
A: We encourage everyone to use UBER, Lyft, and other transporation services to ensure a safe ride home.

Q: Will you have a designated driver ticket?
A: Unfortunately, we will not have any ticket of that type.