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Saison du Buff – Dogfish Head Brewery, Stone Brewing Company & Victory Brewing Company (2012)

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du buff glassesBLC Says:

Saison du Buff is an interesting trio of beers much like the three breweries who crafted each version. Born out of the formation of the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for the Freedom of Flavor) in 2003 these beers were a long time coming. This group was comprised of Sam Calagione, Bill Covaleski and Greg Koch. The goal of BUFF was to highlight the “passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement”, at least according to the Dogfish Head Brewery website. It was three young brewers trying something bold and building upon something that had been slowly growing since Jack McAuliffe first opened New Albion Brewing Company in 1976. keep reading...

Written by A+K

March 28th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Blast From the Past – Founders and Greenflash Linchpin White IPA (2012)

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BLC Says:
We decided to share this review with you now, even though we originally tasted it over the summer and it is more of a warm weather beer, because we had another bottle we sat on for a few months and just opened this weekend. As this was a collaboration between two breweries we enjoy more than one bottle made it’s way into the BLC cellar. While many brews do fare better with age and have a chance to further develop their flavors, this is one we wish we had consumed when it was released. Much of the fruity, fresh notes we tasted the first time around seemed greatly diminished in the slightly aged bottle. We were on the fence about trying to age this, since it is a White IPA, but we figured the ABV may have been just high enough to make it work. Don’t get us wrong, it was not bad or spoiled by any means, but it definitely was more enjoyable when it was new. There were still many lovely notes here and the hops were still present over a bready malt back but many of the tasty esters had receded. With all that out of the way, here is our review. keep reading...

Written by A+K

December 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm