I’ve been wondering which edition of this beer would reach Atlanta first. This beer is a collaboration between Victory, Stone, and Dogfish Head Brewing. Each brewery collaborated on this beer at Stone in California, and took the recipe home to brew and label under their own packaging. This Victory Brewing edition has arrived first. Still working on verifying if the Dogfish and Stone editions make it south.
Here’s Dogfish Head’s take on the story:
The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when the three guys (Sam from Dogfish, Greg from Stone and Bill from Victory) formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) – a noble endeavor with the goal to highlight the passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement.
So, BUFF didn’t really do anything (beyond talk a lot of talk) until 2010 when the three brewers finally got together to jointly brew at beer at the Stone Brewery. Saison du BUFF will first be brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries – same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010.
Are they different? The same beer is brewed at different breweries. As you will see in the video below, Sam calls this beer iterative. A dialog if you will. There will be some variations however subtle to this beer. Worth trying all.
Brewed with parley, sage, rosemary, & thyme.
Availability: Each brewery uses the same recipe, bottled under their own artwork. Very limited.
Looking for this? 9/9 –In stock at Tower Wine & Spirits, Green’s Beverages, Hop City.
Below – Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head) speaks about Saison du Buff
All 3 Bottles Below