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Labatt Releases Blue and Gold Ale for Sabres Fan Fest

Brewing expert Marty Biron is helping to launch the product

August 12, 2019 - 4:17 pm

BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - As the Buffalo Sabres continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Labatt USA is releasing Labatt Blue and Gold Ale, thanks to the brewing expertise of Marty Biron, at this Saturday's fan fest.

"Today's a special day because I went through the process this Blue and Gold Ale that Labatt is especially brewing for the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo Sabres," said Biron.

According to Labatt, the beer is "a classic golden brown ale brewed with Cascade and Mosaic hops and finished with a bit of dry-hopped Cashmere hops. Slightly bitter, Blue and Gold Ale is light and refreshing with a mild berry character and an aroma of stone and tropical fruits."

Brewmaster Ryan Brady explained the process of creating it.

"The idea of the 'Golden Ale' kind of came naturally - Golden Anniversary," said Brady. "After we decided that, it was a matter of what we wanted it to taste like and the flavor profile we were looking for. We wanted something that was easy to drink just because it's outdoors and the summer. Not only craft beer drinkers or only Blue Light drinkers are going to be down here, so we wanted something that was accessible to everyone."

Listen to the full comments from Brady below:

"It was fun," added Biron. "I got to enjoy with Ryan, the brewmaster, and he got to show me what it takes to make beer. I got to put the hops in."

However, Blue and Gold Ale will only be made available in a limited quantity at Sabres fan fest, as well as on tap at Labatt Brew House and The Draft Room.

"It's a one-time brewing, so when it's done, it's done," said Biron. "So, if you want to enjoy it, come to the fan fest, come to the Brew House to be able to enjoy it because once it's out, they move on to something else."

Listen to the full conversation with Biron below:

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