Saison du BUFF is a really exciting beer. It’s a fantastic collaboration between some big hitters: Dogfish Head (Milton, DE), Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA). Saison du BUFF was first brewed at Stone in 2010, and then replicated at each of the other two breweries – same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries.
Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Dogfish Head version has a medium body, crisp finish. The spices this beers is brewed with is very pronounced, but it’s an excellent combination. I’m going to hold onto a few bottles and save it for the fall (when I’m particularly craving a good spiced beer). Perhaps I’ll crack it during Turkey Day this year.
BUFF is brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the first version this years from Dogfish Head.
The expected release dates for each brew are as follows:
- Dogfish Head – March 2012 release
- Victory Brewing – April 2012 release
- Stone Brewing Co.- Late May 2012 release
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