What says Merry Christmas and Hoppy Holidays more than 12 straight days of new beers from 12 Gates Brewing, so what better way is there to ring in the holiday season than with the 12 Gates of Christmas, a nearly two week period of daily small batch beer releases at the Williamsville brewery.

Starting on December 1, 12 Gates will release a new beer each day, along with an in-house special on beer and brewery merchandise, for 12 days leading up to their anniversary party on December 12. And if you go to the brewery each day to drink each beer, you’ll receive a custom t-shirt, bragging rights and an exclusive party with the rest of the champs. Just ask your bartender for a punch card to participate and make sure you get your card punched each day you visit the brewery for a fresh pint.

Here are the new beers you can expect this year:

December 1:

  • Beer Release: Cherry Vanilla Wheat
  • Daily Discount: Das Boot 6pks $6.50, $12 Summer Daze tank (while supplies last)

December 2:

  • Beer Release: Just a Hefeweizen
  • Daily Discount: House Lager 6pks $6.50

December 3:

  • Beer Release: Belgian Pale Ale
  • Daily Discount: $25 Gift Certificate for $15

December 4:

  • Beer Release: Ho Ho Ho Stout
  • Daily Discount: Pancho 6pks $6.50

December 5:

  • Beer Release: Hop Sandwich [Hazy IPA]
  • Daily Discount: Table Smasher 6pks $6.50

December 6:

  • Beer Release: Hint ‘o Lime Lager
  • Daily Discount: Buy (1) $100 Gift Card, get a bonus $25 gift certificate

December 7:

  • Beer Release: Pineapple Strawberry Lemon Sour
  • Daily Discount: Cherry Vanilla Wheat 6pks $6.50

December 8:

  • Beer Release: Black Forest Stout v2
  • Daily Discount: Das Boot 6pks $6.50

December 9:

  • Beer Release: Toasted Banana Cream Pie
  • Daily Discount: $25 Gift Certificate for $15

December 10:

  • Beer Release: Spicy IPA
  • Daily Discount: Pancho 6pks $6.50

December 11:

  • Beer Release: Salted Caramel Porter
  • Daily Discount: House Lager 6pks $6.50

December 12:

  • Beer Releases: Citra Daze [Hazy IPA] (draft + 16oz cans to-go) & F Putin Russian Imperial Stout (draft + 100x limited-release bottles to-go)
  • Daily Discounts: Case of 12oz Cans $25, Case of 16oz Cans $60, $25 Gift Certificate for $15, Rock the Gates 2023 Ticket for $40 (*RTG 2023 will take place in Ellicottville!)

“I’m honestly excited for all the beers,” 12 Gates Head Brewer Matt Gordon said. “This is a pretty “basic” year for our offerings and we’re fine tuning some very good recipes of the past. Jonn and Matt put a lot of thought and prep into their creations and I’m very happy to see all of their hard work pay off. This will also be our first bottle release in a couple years and I’m very excited for that beer.”

This event is free and open to the public. Beers tap when the doors open at the brewery every day. For more information on the 12 Gates of Christmas, click here.

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 brian@buffalobeerleague.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).