12 Gates, First Line Team Up for Veterans Day Collab

12 Gates Brewing and First Line Brewing have joined forces on their first ever collaboration, Shook’s Bitch’n Stout with Blueberry and Chocolate Timbits. The beer will be released for Veterans Day at both taprooms. $1 of each pint goes to benefit charity. At First Line, all veterans will receive their first beer on the house, and a portion of all sales will to go to Veterans One-Stop Center. Also, at 12 Gates, veterans get their first beer free (excludes new release) and 20% off all beer and merchandise.

Community Beer Works to Release New Doppelbock, Opens The Shop @ CBW

CBW will release Ring Modulator Doppelbock on November 6 (3pm). The beer is brewed with German malts and hops to produce a rich, warming beer, full of bready, toffee, and caramel notes with a touch of sweetness. Available in 16oz. 4-packs for $16.99. Preorder online here. The beer will be available at the recently launched The Shops @ CBW, a new retail experience featuring CBW favorites, in addition to limited edition beer, beer specials, CBW merch, food, and more from local partners like BlackBird Cider Works and Tipico Coffee.

Southern Tier Brewing Releases Salted Caramel Imperial Ale

Just in time for colder weather, Southern Tier has released the latest in their imperial series, Salted Caramel Imperial Ale. Brewed with roasty, rich chocolate and caramel malt, milk sugar, and pink Himalayan sea salt, Salted Caramel features notes of salty-sweet burnt sugar and creamy caramel. This limited release beer is available in 4-pack 12 oz. bottles and draft.


Win Free Beer for a Year from Resurgence, Pizza From Macy’s

No, that’s not a typo. You can win free beer for a year from Resurgence Brewing and free pizza from Macy’s Place Pizzeria, and all you have to do is donate to a good cause, helping the boys and girls of the West Seneca Wings (Squirt Minor Gold) hockey team. The prize is a monthly $35 gift card to Macy’s and a free case of beer monthly from Resurgence. Click here (through December 7) and donate to enter.

Resurgence is also holding a fundraiser for the Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, featuring dinner for 2 with a mixed 4-pack of RBC beer for $50. Preorders available through November 8. Pickup is November 12 at Resurgence. More details here.

Two New Beers Coming to New York Beer Project This Week

In honor of their fifth anniversary, NYBP are releasing Gameday 1119, their Belgian Wit aged in tequila barrels, on November 5 (5pm), and will welcome back White Christmas Belgian Blonde, a popular Perry’s Ice Cream collaboration, on November 6 (11am). $1 from every pint goes to Oishei Children’s Hospital. A reminder, November 19 is “NYBP Day” in Lockport.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).