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Funky Buddha Brewery Creates Signature Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Craft Beer, Fuhgeddaboudit Red

February 11, 2014.News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Every great pie deserves a great beer to go with it. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the South Florida-based concept that uses authentic coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” teamed with Fort Lauderdale-based Funky Buddha Brewery to create Fuhgeddaboudit Red (5.4% ABV).  This fiery ale will debut exclusively at Anthony’s 17 South Florida restaurants Friday, Feb. 14.


Dubbed an Italian-American ale, Fuhgeddaboudit Red is crafted with a blend of European barley and English hops. Flavorful enough to balance the intense crunch of coal-fired crust yet refined precisely to pair with delicate tomato sauce, Fuhgeddaboudit Red Ale is the perfect complement to Anthony’s “well done” pizza and Italian Soul Food.


“When I first tasted Funky Buddha’s brews, I knew it was a great fit,” said Anthony Bruno, founder and CEO of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. “Their creativity and great taste for unique craft beers convinced me they were the perfect match for Anthony’s.”


“This collaboration makes so much sense to us because, as companies, we share a lot in common,” says KC Sentz, Owner and General Manager at Funky Buddha Brewery. “With both of our roots here in the Fort Lauderdale area and our commitment to the finest, natural ingredients, this beer will be a perfect pairing.”


Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza locations that will have Fuhgeddaboudit Red on tap include Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach and Weston in Broward; Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Kendall, Miami Lakes and Pinecrest in Miami-Dade; Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Wellington in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.


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 No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale and the highly sought after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Its Oakland Park production brewery opened in June 2013 and distributes draft beer to over 400 restaurants and bars across South Florida.



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Lorraine W. Location: Ramsey, NJ
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Frank P. Location: Orlando, FL
“We visited Florida in February 2013 and upon landing in Ft. Lauderdale, we stopped for lunch at Anthony’s Runway 84. During our 9 day stay, we had Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and [went] back to dinner at Anthony’s Runway 84 just before departing from Ft. Lauderdale Airport. You are to be complimented because growing up Italian, we never ordered meatballs outside, but we tried yours for an appetizer and have had them several times.”
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