Buff Brew Gingerbread Stout

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

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  1. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (351) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    I liked Smoke on the Bayou but wasn't a fan of the BA Gingerbread I had at the Rockwell dinner. That pistachio cream ale was the star of the night. The salad it was served with overpowered the pistacio flavor I was looking for.
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I felt Smoke was the weakest of the night followed by the BA Gingerbread.
     
  3. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    WHOAAAAAA Pistachio Cream Ale.... Tell me more...
     
  4. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    It was a nice cream ale with a subdued pistachio flavor. It was crafted quite well and was really a great beer.

    I let the Buff Brew Crew know that it was great and we hoped to see it again.

    I created the beer on Untappd, but you probably won't see many check ins.
     
  5. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    You know if they ever plan on distributing this?
     
  6. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Considering it was a spur of the moment type thing, I doubt it.

    They don't distribute many of their 1 off type beers.

    That said, I hope they do!
     
  7. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (351) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    I hope they do as well. Best beer I've had from them.
     
  8. MoxJr

    MoxJr Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012 Texas
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    Tried double buffalo on Rice campus today, pretty good. Only $1.50
     
  9. Ford

    Ford Zealot (575) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    If anyone gets an extra tomorrow.. which I know is probably near impossible, I have a Jester King Funk Metal I'd trade for it in the Houston area....
     
  10. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    where are you located again?
     
  11. Ford

    Ford Zealot (575) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I'm near the Clear Lake area, but I can make it to downtown, Sugar Land and other areas of Houston.
     
  12. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    Ill see if I can get an extra one.
     
  13. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    13.99 at specs. 4 bottle limit
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Nice score!
     
  15. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    The picture of the line outside specs, Buffalo posted almost makes me not want to go. I think I'm a beer hipster. Still, if I don't get one, I'd like to trade for it.
     
  16. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Sold out at specs... Damn it
     
  17. MoxJr

    MoxJr Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012 Texas
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    why the long lines for gingerbread stout? it's fairly easy to find on tap in a lot of places
     
  18. wsnich

    wsnich Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    No clue. That, along with the $13.99 price tag, makes me wonder why people are freaking out about this. A non-barrel aged beer that equates to $28 a 4-pack? No thanks.
     
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  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Every beer is whalz now, bro. Line up!

    (throwing up in my mouth now)
     
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  20. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    It may be easy to find on tap, but not easy to find at my house. Plus supporting the local guy build his business. Plus it's pretty good. Just a few reasons.
     
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  21. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Hint Hint

    Went to D&Q today and Brandon apparently received more cases of this than midtown specs. I stopped by for the Abyss and managed to snag one of these bottles no prob.

    Gotta ask the man for it though! I'm sure he still has more than enough!
     
  22. weeks023

    weeks023 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Texas

    I have never tried this beer, but I love stouts. So is it worth it to drive in from the hwy 249 area to pick one up? I was going to go for Abyss and Gingerbread, but with no more Abyss I am questioning whether to do it.
     
  23. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Honestly I thought it was a very tasty stout, I had the BB version and thought it was pretty phenomenal.
     
  24. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    I've had this on draft at the brewery, and it was pretty tasty. Is this worth letting sit for a couple months?
     
  25. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Seems ageable, with the thick flavor profile on it
     
  26. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    They said that it was bottled in November, so it has been sitting for a couple months already.
     
  27. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Well in that case guess I know what I'll be having during the Superbowl
     
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  28. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I think he had like a case or so left when I was there around 1pm. Maybe less.

    Anyways I picked up two bottles. I do love the beer, and I'd LIKE to see the brewery go in a solid direction soon. I'm kind of puzzled by his business because I thought I remember him telling me he had around 50 investors total in the brewery. And it seems like Rassul hasn't decided what direction he wants to go in exactly. Like someone else previously pointed out, they don't really have a "standard" lineup, and are mostly all experimental batches or one-offs.
     
  29. Ford

    Ford Zealot (575) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Man.. I was downtown this evening, but didn't have time to run by D&Q to see if they had any left... again, I'll trade some Jester King Funk Metal for a bottle. I'm in the Clear Lake area, but can drive a bit to meet up as needed.
     
  30. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    I got you a bottle. Wanna meet up next Wednesday? BM me.
     
  31. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    I have an extra bottle of gingerbread stout. Also have an extra abyss. Looking to trade for some BCBS or BCBS trade bait locally.
     
  32. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    Matt loves his JK :)
     
  33. Ford

    Ford Zealot (575) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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  34. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    It's because BuffBrew is a pyramid scheme.
     
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  35. Ford

    Ford Zealot (575) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Finally... a beer pyramid scheme I can't get into.
     
  36. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Or a beer-amid scheme???
     
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