Buffalo Creek Brewing is releasing a new specialty beer called North Star with proceeds benefiting YouthBuild Lake County. The German-style Altbier will be available on draft at the brewery in historic downtown Long Grove (a suburb of Chicago) beginning July 24th. $1 from every pint sold will go to YouthBuild Lake County, a local non-profit organization, in support of their vision to see self-sufficient young adults thriving and improving their communities.
“Buffalo Creek Brewing stands in solidarity with organizations such as YouthBuild who support peaceful opposition to discrimination and injustice,” said Buffalo Creek Brewing owner/brewmaster Mike Marr, who in response to the Black Lives Matter movement felt it was important to do something rather than simply stating something. “As such, we identified YouthBuild Lake County as an organization we are proud to collaborate with as their objective of rooting out the inequalities caused by racism and discrimination by empowering the young leaders of tomorrow is truly inspirational.”
Mike, a homebrewer who turned his professional beer-making dreams into a reality three years ago with the launch of Buffalo Creek Brewing, hopes the money he raises for YouthBuild Lake County programming will help other young dreamers transform their lives too. YouthBuild’s mission is to provide underserved young adults with the education, training and life skills necessary to become gainfully employed and build a better future. The YBLC programs provide opportunities for young people to obtain their high school diploma, receive industry recognized credentials, develop career readiness skills, gain hands-on work experience, and move into careers or college and vocational schools.
The Buffalo Creek Brewing team named their new product North Star after the book, YouthBuild’s North Star by co-founder John Bell, who wrote “At it’s core, YouthBuild’s founding and guiding “North Star” is to be a part of a broad social justice movement aimed at eliminating poverty and creating a ‘beloved community’.” The German Altbier style is described by Mike as being malt forward with a long but smooth, bitter finish. It has a balanced copper color that is translucent when held up to light. Customers of Buffalo Creek Brewing can enjoy North Star any day of the week inside the authentic German-themed taproom or outside on its expansive grounds newly remodeled to provide for better social distancing and guest comforts. Buffalo Creek Brewing proudly welcomes some of the area’s most popular food truck kitchens and musicians outside weekly (schedule posted at http://buffalocreekbrewing.com/events) – “perfect opportunities to pair up a cold North Star or two and give a little to a good cause.”