Field Trip: Destination, Seattle.

I first came to Seattle at the young and impressionable age of twenty-three. I knew little about craft beer and didn’t have my first coffee for another decade, nor did I have a single taste of either that first trip. I was in search of prime backpacking and rock climbing in the Pacific Northwest … […]

12 Gates Brewing tasting at Mr. Goodbar this Friday

This coming Friday will be doing a tasting at Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood Avenue. Details and more can be found here. 

What’s Coming Up at 12 Gates?

In case you missed it 12 Gates Brewing had a little tasting event this past Friday at Santora’s Pub and Grill on Transit Rd. Don’t fret, if you missed out it was only the first of several more to come. If you were there, we hoped you enjoyed the free beers we were slinging and […]

The First 12 Gates Brewing Public Tasting — This Friday

The First 12 Gates Brewing Public Tasting — This Friday

The first public tasting for 12 Gates Brewing is this Friday, August 14th, at Santora’s Pizza Pub. Santora’s is located on Transit Road, near Sheridan Drive, in Amherst, NY. The first tasting will be at 5:30 pm and the second will be at 9:00, going until we run out of beer. The featured beers for […]

Warm Beer Sucks

Unless you live in England, warm beer sucks. The English apparently claim otherwise, but I claim foul – I blame it on centuries of downtrodden repression.  I was mulling the issue of warm beer over as I sat in a friend’s pool for the better portion of the last week, attempting to thwart this most […]

Day Tripper

The planets aligned this Sunday – my wife and I had a day off at the same time, so we were finally able to venture out to Barker Brewing. We had been hearing about the amazing food, friendly service, and thirst quenching beers at Barker Brewing in Barker, NY for some time, so we were […]

Tastecation: A travel guide for all things beer, and other musings

Tastecation: A travel guide for all things beer, and other musings

Destination: Louisvile, KY I recently took a brief trip down to Louisville, KY; an annual trek I make with my father, brother, and a few friends for a three-day music festival, called Forecastle Festival. Over the last four years I have become increasingly familiar with all the best places to hit up for food and […]

The Tanks are Here!

The Tanks are Here!

 Last Friday we received a special delivery… 12 Gates Brewing is installing a 3-vessel 30-barrel  brewhouse powered by nearly 2 million BTUs; that is  the  equivalent of 45 propane grills going at full blast at the  Ralph Wilson Stadium, heating 60 half-barrel kegs of pre-  fermented beer. This  brewhouse could produce up to  30,000- barrels […]

We’re Getting a Makeover: Look for a Website Re-launch Soon

Shawn Kerr/Head Brewer, resident blogger, and Irishman of the year nominee The 12 Gates Brewing site will soon be going under the knife and getting a totally new look starting this week.  As such, it may be ‘under construction” for a few weeks as we work with Townsquare Media to get this site looking as […]

Does Size Matter? The American Obsession with Big Beers.

Shawn Kerr/ Head Brewer, Beer Geek, and closet Spice Girls fan As a young Irishman I grew up trying to convince myself size doesn’t matter.  It’s about spirit right?  Back up, get your mind out of the gutter; I’m talking about my slight frame, short stature, and a heart of an Irishman.  While, it may […]

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