New York Beer Project is honored to announce the results of a very successful partnership. This past Veteran’s Day, NYBP’s Lockport and Victor shops released “3.2 Honor Lager,” a truly classic beer with quite the story behind it.

During WWII, 3.2% ABV lagers became the official beer of the U.S. military. In fact, their policy since 1973 is that beer with an ABV of 3.2% or less can be served regardless of age.

NYBP honored our veterans by donating $1 per pint of Honor Lager to Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight.

“Buffalo-Niagara Honor Flight is humbled to receive a donation from New York Beer Project of $2,000, which represents $1 from every pint sold from the 3.2 Honor Lager, and we’re entirely thankful to NYBP for their generosity,” Donna Quigley, Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight treasurer, said.

“The funds will provide for WNY veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. where they will spend time seeing the memorials that were constructed in their honor. Honor Flight is an opportunity for our veterans to experience a day of respect, honor, sharing and closure. We hear a good deal of stories that after a deployment, those in service would share a beer with their fellow compadres, using beer as a way to salute those that served side-by-side. Thank you for creating this unique lager to honor WNY’s veterans. Cheers!”

Everyone at New York Beer Project and Buffalo-Niagara Honor Flight would like to thank all those who helped out and ordered a pint of Honor Lager.