The founders of Funky Buddha Brewery — Ryan and KC Sentz — are reacquiring their Oakland Park, Fla.-based business from Constellation Brands, Victor, N.Y. Both the Sentzs and Constellation agreed that now is the ideal time for the original owners to reclaim control of the company and focus on beverage innovation, new consumer experiences, and additional product lines.
Its flagship beer portfolio, including Floridian and Hop Gun, will remain available for distribution, and the founders are excited to introduce new products, it says.
“Beverage innovation has always been our biggest strength, and Ryan and his team have some incredible ideas in the pipeline,” said KC Sentz, owner and co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery, in a statement. “As we approach our 10th anniversary, it seems like the perfect time for our business to evolve and reignite the community’s passion for craft beverages.”
From traditional styles to experimental ales, Funky Buddha makes beers that create an experience, celebrate being different, and always keep things funky. The brand was acquired by Constellation Brands in 2017 and has had a successful partnership that expanded the brand’s distribution.
“We enjoyed working with Constellation and we learned a lot from them. As we embark on the next chapter, we plan to push boundaries and create entirely new drinking experiences in beer and beyond,” added Ryan Sentz, Owner and Co-Founder. “We’ll be serving good vibes on tap for many years to come.”
The reacquisition of Funky Buddha Brewery by the Sentz brothers is targeted for June.