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Saison du BUFF

Original Release Date: 
On Tap: 
At the Rehoboth Brewpub

This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA).

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 was first brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries - same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010. The brewers have a repeat performance planned for 2012!

Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The beer is brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. 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

Below you can see the different brewery's bottles for the Saison du BUFF releases (from left to right, Stone, Dogfish and Victory):


The beers, once released will be distributed by each brewery's distribution partners. Please check with each brewery about availabilty of their Saison du BUFF.


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Beer Activity

sara d. is drinking Saison du BUFFBrewed with everything in the chorus from Scarborough Fair. I really like herbs in beer.

1 hour 15 min

Ty Pitman is drinking Saison du BUFFCelebrating Labor Day and a Phillies no hitter! You can really taste the herbs! This would be a good beer to have w/pizza.

2 hours 58 min

Nikki H. is drinking Saison du BUFF at Casa de BeerBiatchIt works in a glass or in lieu of white wine in mushroom risotto!

5 hours 21 min
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6 hours 54 min

josh brunson is drinking Saison du BUFF9/1/14

11 hours 56 min
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Brandon Osh is drinking Saison du BUFFDogfish Head/Stone/Victory callob

15 hours 41 min
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