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CBX has two events to help wet your whistle this week: a rare bi-coastal collaboration beer, and a free tasting from the oldest brewery on Earth.
You can set your clock by CBX's 5 p.m. rare beer Tuesday, this week featuring Stone Brewing's version of Saison du BUFF (7.7% ABV, 87,97), a bi-coastal collaboration beer with Dogfish Headand Victory Brewing first brewed in 2010 and revived in 2012.
Legend has it that back in 2003, Sam Calagione, Bill Covaleski, and Greg Koch created a light-hearted/dead-serious organzation: Brewers United for Freedom ofFlavor. Their goal? Bring fizzy yellow beer to its knees. You should expect no less.
While strides have been made, the trio made a more tangible mark by brewing this collaboration in 2010. It's a strong saison made with those most Garfunkelian of herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. A version was created at each brewery, allowing each brewer bottle and release it under their own banner.
- Hefe-Weissbier (5.4% ABV, 98, 99)
- Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel (5.3% ABV, 94, 95)
- Korbinian (7.4% ABV, 93, 98)
- Kristall Weissbier (5.4% ABV, 89, 89)
- Original Lager (5.1% ABV, 89, 52)
...and they'll have Vitus (7.7% ABV, 94, 97) and their special edition Pale Ale (5.6% ABV) on tap for samples and growler fills. Liz will be talking about all things Weihenstephan as well as giving away some free glassware and swag with purchases. Come check out these fantastic beers from the world's oldest brewery!
Charleston Beer Exchange breaks hearts at 14 Exchange Street downtown.
- As always, get more local beer news and info at CHSBeer.org.