What says Merry Christmas more than 12 straight days of new beers from 12 Gates Brewing, so what better way is there to ring in the holiday season that 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 6th 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.
Here are the new beers you can expect this year:
December 1 – Jagged Bitter Pill IPA – Old school IPA made to have a bitter bite. Taproom special – $3.99 Seed Spitter 6-packs.
December 2 – Cry If I Want To Birthday Cake White Stout – Made with real birthday cake. Taproom special – 12% off all merchandise.
December 3 – Carrot Cake Smoothie Sour. Brewed with carrots and spice cake. Taproom special – Buy (1) $100 gift card get a $25 gift certificate.
December 4 – S’more What? Stout. Made with s’more flavors. Taproom special – $10.99 for all 4-packs.
December 5 – Heat Miser IPA. This has become 12 Gates annual spicy IPA. Taproom special – $6.50 for all 6-packs
December 6 – Black Forest Stout. Brewed with cherry and chocolate. Should remind peeps of the German cake. Taproom special – Buy (1) $100 gift card get a $25 gift certificate.
December 7 – Top Shelf Where Momma Hides the Gingerbread. Amber ale with gingerbread notes and spices. Taproom special – 25% off all kegs.
December 8 – Tiny Tim Hazy DIPA. Brewed with Galaxy, Hallertau and Southern Passion hops. Taproom special – $10.99 for all 4-packs.
December 9 – Peanut Butter Jelly Time Smoothie Sour. Brewed with peanuts and strawberry. Taproom special – Buy (1) $100 gift card get a $25 gift certificate.
December 10 – Banana Cream Pie Hefeweizen. A tasty hefe that focuses on banana and some lactose. Taproom special – 12% off all merchandise.
December 11 – Let’s Get Sauced Panchos Lager w/Cranberry. Its simple. They added cranberries to Panchos Legacy Lager. Taproom special – 25% off all kegs.
December 12 – Putting on the Foil Hazy DIPA. Brewed with Nelson and Vic hops. Imperial Flo-Mingo Sour. A higher ABV Flo-Mino with double the fruit. Taproom special – $26 mix-n-match 12oz. cases & $66 mix-n-match 16oz. cases.
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.
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