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Buff Brew Gingerbread Stout

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by rainerschuhsler, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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  2. PhatAtUT

    PhatAtUT Jul 31, 2009 Texas
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    their head guy rassul stated feb 1 on facebook today, but didnt say where. i assume specs midtown and D&Q.
     
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  3. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Bleh...I was trying to take a break from buying beer, but I'll have to buy some of this.
     
  4. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Out of all their beers this and their Chai Porter hits my sweet stuff. I hear alot of bad things about Rassul, but as long as they're still in business ill enjoy these 2 beers.
     
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  5. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Like what? I have been following Buffalo Bayou since the beginning and talked with Rassul many times.
     
  6. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Feb 1, 2011 Texas

    I want Smoke on the Bayou to be bottled.
     
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  7. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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  8. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    It already was.
     
  9. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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  10. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I really hope they make Chai Porter again. That's been my favorite of the secessionist series.
     
  11. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    I just hear he has made bad decisions when it come to a brewing company. Their business structure, the way they choose to release beer and their distribution methods. I also hear that he is a really cocky person and never fails to mention that he graduated from Harvard.
    I have tried most of their beers but only really have enjoyed their porters. The brewer I'm friends with night just not personally like Rassul but he thinks it'll be one of the breweries closing within a few years.
     
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  12. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    ewww Chai Porter. Couldn't handle that one. Tasted like I was drinking a spice cabinet. I honestly was pretty interested in Buff Brew when they came out, but I am tired of their spiced beer/kitchen sink approach and other than Gingerbread Stout none of it has been that good.
     
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  13. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Oh really? That's disappointing to hear. He always seemed pretty humble when I talked with him. We even discussed a rewards program for loyal customers. I guess to each their own. In my own opinion, I think Buffalo Bayou is churning out the best beer in the city, with Karbach a close second. I want to see them grow and move to bottling the majority of their beers instead of draft only. Like you said, maybe your friend may just really not like him.

    And CanadianGhetto, I happen to love Chai Porter, and don't even get me started on Gingerbread Stout. Are you familiar with Chai tea? Same premise. Lots of spices. I developed a taste for it at my last job when the managers would drink some as an energy boost. If you don't like Chai tea, you will probably not like it in a beer either. Buffalo bayou is the only game in town that is consistently aging their beers on a variety of woods and I believe they are learning quickly (Saint Arnold and Karbach seems to be catching on to this). All that being said, smoke on the bayou and that other super malty beer they made last year were downright offensive. Edit: Did not care for that hibiscus beer or Wit da Eff at all either.
     
  14. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I like Chai Tea. Just not in beer form. Tried the Rogness Chai Amber that was also pretty bad.
     
  15. wolffman17

    wolffman17 Jul 14, 2005 Texas

    They posted this pic on FB earlier, but no mention of release date:


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  16. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    This is sarcasm right? The only thing I've had that's even tolerable is the gingerbread. That 1837 stuff is terrible. I went to the brewery for a tour and they force it down you when you walk in.
     
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  17. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    It's not.
     
  18. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    february 1st.
     
  19. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Have you tried the Rogness Gigantophis? Loved that double IPA. It tasted fairly unique to me as eventually some IPA's and double IPA's start tasting the same.
     
  20. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    In the comments for that photo they said Feb 1.
     
  21. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Are we all forgetting More Cowbell? This is a beer I can get behind.

    That said, they are very hit and miss. They like to be experimental.

    First Keg of BA Gingerbread Stout I had was awesome. Second was awful. It had no barrel taste and had a weird mint taste that I couldn't shake.

    Regular GB Stout is good.

    I also really enjoyed the Pistachio Cream Ale they did.

    Smoke on the Bayou wasn't good. I had it on tap with the Rockwell Smoked Malts and didn't like it. Sadly I have a bomber of it at home and fear it's not really going to live up to it's rarity.
     
  22. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Jan 2, 2013 California

    all I can say after reading this is someone get me a bottle of Chai and this Gingerbread stout please! So Cal trading partner here, ready and waiting! :D
     
  23. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Buffalo hasn't bottled the Chai Porter (or anything really, only 20 cases of the Smoke on the Bayou) and apparently the GB Stout soon.

    Also, the Chai Porter was a collaboration with City Acre Brewing and I'm not sure if we'll see it again.
     
  24. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Jan 2, 2013 California

    Oh, thanks for the heads up. Well in that case... bummer! Here's to hoping they bottle some of those options!
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Gingerbread should be soon.

    I'll probably try for a few bottles, but they will be very hard to get.
     
  26. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Haven't tried that one yet. Didn't see any bottles of that when I was in Austin over the holidays.

    I agree that More Cowbell is pretty good, but I remember when they started out they said they weren't going to make any IPAs so then the existence of that beer just means they were lying before. All that said I will try most of their beers once, but only GBS had me interested to drink again.
     
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  27. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I actually enjoyed a lot of the wood aged 1836 variants. Not something I'd seek again, but much more enjoyable than the base 1836.
     
  28. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Feb 1, 2011 Texas

    sorry everyone, I forgot to put again in my post. I was nowhere close to getting a bottle the first time around.
     
  29. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I had to get one from a friend. It was a tough get.

    Sadly I tried it on tap after that...
     
  30. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I completely agree. 1836 on it's own is pretty forgettable but aged on cedar it was totally transformed and really enjoyable. And then there's Double Buffalo aka Double 1836 which I liked and think is comparable to Stone Arrogant Bastard.
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I saw that at Cottonwood, but heard it was very meh from a trusted source so I skipped it. They had Gordon (err G'night) so I'm not too torn up about it.
     
  32. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I would be interested to try those but have never had the chance. I remember Rockwell having Whiskey barrel 1836 a couple times but it always sold out quick.
     
  33. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I'd try that, but doubt the base beer stands up to whiskey barrels very well. lol
     
  34. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    And the whole experimental thing is what I have some problem with. It's good to do, but have your flagships set. Good ones. Also the way that they only bottle like. 180 bottles to sell and then say its only limited and marketed to trade makes em sound douchey
     
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    From my talks with them, 1836 is their only flagship beer. Everything else is an experiment.

    Not saying this is right or wrong, but it appears to be consistent.

    They brew a few seasonals and a bunch of side projects to go along with a Copper/ESB.
     
  36. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I guess I can see them going under in a few years if they don't expand output or create a solid lineup of year-round beers. I'll admit I don't want to see them go as I believe they have potential. :(

    Anyone gotten to try their whiskey-barrel aged Gingerbread?
     
  37. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Like most spiced BA stouts, I prefer the non-BA version. I really do think their GBS can put them on the map, as I prefer theirs MUCH more than Hardywoods.
     
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  38. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    Agreed. The BA Gingerbread Stout was a huge miss, while I really love the regular version.
     
  39. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    As I commented above, if you had it at the Draft (Houston Beer Week), then it was great. It was probably my favorite beer of the day. Buuuttttt, the next time I had it, the barrel didn't come through and it just tasted off. I was highly disappointed.
     
  40. uhcougar

    uhcougar Mar 27, 2010 Texas
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    I tried Double Buffalo about 5 minutes after it was delivered and tapped at Ashford Pub. I have to say that I really liked it. $5 for a 20 oz pint helps as well. That bar has great deals.

    Howard
     
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