Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison returns for a third year starting today, November 1st.
This beer is a tribute to the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who won their fourteen regular season games, three postseason games, Super Bowl VII, finishing 17-0. The Dolphins are still the only NFL team to accomplish this feat. (Every team has a loss in the 2016-2017 season as well.)
Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison is a bit like a biere de brut. The saison is brewed with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape must, and bottle-conditioned with champagne yeast. Inspired not only by the team’s record, but an urban legend that the members of the 1972 team raise a glass of champagne raise a glass in unison after the last undefeated team falls each season.
The result is a bubbly brew fit for celebration — as in toasting the still unmatched reign of our 1972 champs.
Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison is available in 750 milliliter, foil top bottles. $14/retail.
Fun Fact: It wasn’t until 2013 that the 1972 Dolphins got their trip to the White House.