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Panthers Announce Multi-Year Partnership with Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha Brewery Tap Room at BB&T Center To Open Oct. 11; Brewery Unveiling 25th Anniversary Beer

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers today announced a multi-year partnership with Fort Lauderdale-based Funky Buddha Brewery. The Funky Buddha Brewery Tap Room at BB&T Center will open on Oct. 11, prior to the club's home opener matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Located just across from Pantherland inside the front main doors of BB&T Center, the Funky Buddha Tap Room will bring the brewery experience to the ice. Fans can expect many of the hallmarks of Funky Buddha's popular taproom in Oakland Park, Florida including custom wood-grain walls, barrel stave decoration, concert-style poster art, and elegant LED back lighting. In the spirit of brewing and collaboration, Funky Buddha will also introduce the all-new Gloves Off IPA, a beer brewed in honor of the Panthers' milestone 25th Anniversary. This hazy, "New England-style" red ale is generously dosed with Amarillo and Mosaic hops and balanced with rich caramel malts, and makes a perfect brew for cheering on the Panthers on their way to victory.

"We're thrilled to partner with local favorite Funky Buddha Brewery and introduce a new location at BB&T Center," said Anthony Hill, Director of Corporate Partnerships. "The Gloves Off IPA is a must try for all South Florida Hockey fans."

"As South Florida sports fans, we couldn't be more thrilled to be teaming up with the Florida Panthers on this amazing tap room location and anniversary beer," said John Linn, Director of Marketing for Funky Buddha Brewery. "Many of us at the brewery grew up watching the Panthers go from expansion team to a pillar of the South Florida community, and we're proud to be a part of that legacy here in its 25th year."

Funky Buddha will also be the presenting sponsor of the Florida Panthers Foundation's second-annual Beerfest at BB&T Center, a unique fundraising and beer sampling event that benefits the four pillars of the foundation. For more information, please visit

Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park will host four Florida Panthers watch parties in 2018-19. Fans can enjoy a wide selection of Funky Buddha craft beers and a varied selection of Funky Buddha tavern fare while watching the Panthers game with friends.

Join the Panthers and Funky Buddha on Oct. 11 for the first chance to experience the Tap Room. The Funky Buddha Brewery Tap Room at BB&T Center will open one-hour prior to puck drop for all home games and select events at BB&T Center.

Join our territory and become a Season Ticket Holder to enjoy exclusive savings on select BB&T Center concessions, 25th Anniversary Discount at Pantherland store and priority access to BB&T Center concerts and events. Visit or call 954-835-PUCK (7825) for more information.

About Funky Buddha Brewery

Founded in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida, Funky Buddha Brewery® is committed to producing bold craft beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored technique. Its lineup includes year-round brews Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun IPA, along with specialty releases such as Last Snow and the highly sought after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Its Oakland Park production brewery opened in June 2013 and distributes beer throughout the Southeast.

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