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Funky Buddha Returns To BB&T Center With Gloves Off, Round 2

Panthers Partnership with Craft Brewery Includes Watch Parties, Beerfest and More

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that Funky Buddha Brewery will unveil Gloves Off Red IPA, Round 2 just in time for the Panthers 2019-20 Season Opener.

Gloves Off Red IPA Round Two is a ferociously-hopped ale combining the muscular malt backbone of a red ale with the slap-shot intensity of an IPA. The beer was first introduced at the start of the 2018 hockey season as a collaboration between the Panthers and the brewery. This year's version will feature an updated recipe dosed with Amarillo and Mosaic hops for notes of tropical fruit and pine intermingling with smooth, caramel malts.

Fans can sample the brew on Oct. 3 at Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL for the team's season opener and at the Funky Buddha Brewery Tap Room at BB&T Center on Oct. 5 for the team's home opener. Click here to purchase tickets for the home opener.

The Funky Buddha Brewery Tap Room at BB&T Center, located inside the main doors, will serve Gloves Off Red IPA, Round 2 and a rotating selection of offerings throughout the season at hockey games, concerts, and events. Craft selections from Funky Buddha will rotate throughout the bar this season. Beers that may be available include Last Snow, Funky Buddha's no. 1 rated coffee porter, and Coquito, a beer-ified version of the Puerto Rican holiday treat made with coconut and cinnamon.

Later this fall, Funky Buddha's famous spent grain pretzels will also be available at the Tap Room at BB&T Center. Crafted daily at its Funky Buddha's Oakland Park tap room, these fluffy, chewy craft pretzels are made with grains used to brew Floridian Hefeweizen, and are even cooked with the beer itself.

Funky Buddha Brewery will also host four watch parties at their Oakland Park, FL tap room this season:

Thursday October 3 - 7:00 pm @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Wednesday November 27 - 7:00 pm @ Washington Capitals

Tuesday January 21 - 8:30 pm @ Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday March 26 - 7:00 pm @ Montreal Canadiens

To learn more about the watch parties and the Territory on Tap Bar Program, please visit

The Florida Panthers and Funky Buddha Brewery are also teaming up to give fans a chance to win a special Panthers VIP Experience. Interested fans can visit to enter. In conjunction with the Florida Panthers Foundation, Funky Buddha Brewery will also be the presenting sponsor of the 'Pucks and Pints' Beerfest at BB&T Center. Fans can stay tuned to 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.

2019-20 Season Tickets are available now. Join our territory to enjoy exclusive savings on select BB&T Center concessions, a merchandise discount at Pantherland store and priority access to BB&T Center concerts and events. Visit or call 954-835-PUCK (7825) for more information and to book an exclusive tour of the BB&T Center. Single-game tickets are on sale now visit to purchase.

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