Buffalo Creek Brewing presents check to YouthBuild Lake County

Buffalo Creek Brewing presented YouthBuild Lake County with a check for $1,500 from a specialty beer called North Star it produced earlier this summer.

Partial proceeds from each sale of the German-style Altbier, which was available on draft only at the brewery in historic downtown Long Grove until it recently ran out, benefits YouthBuild Lake County, a local nonprofit organization, in support of their vision to see self-sufficient young adults thriving and improving their communities.

To continue its support of the cause, Buffalo Creek Brewing announced it will launch a new Christmas Ale called True North this holiday season benefiting YouthBuild Lake County.

"We are proud to continue our collaboration with YouthBuild Lake County, as their objective of rooting out the inequalities caused by racism and discrimination by empowering the young leaders of tomorrow is truly inspirational," said Buffalo Creek Brewing owner/brewmaster Mike Marr.

"Buffalo Creek Brewing stands in solidarity with organizations such as YouthBuild, who support peaceful opposition to discrimination and injustice."

Mike, a home-brewer who turned his professional beer-making dreams into a reality three years ago with the launch of Buffalo Creek Brewing, hopes the money they are raising 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 YouthBuild Lake County 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 is naming its new charitable product True North because its definition resonates: The internal compass that guides you successfully through life. $1 from every pint sold in the taproom will benefit YouthBuild Lake County.

More details on the specialty beer description and launch date this winter will be revealed at a later date.

Buffalo Creek Brewing is at 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove.

For information, visit; call (847) 821-6140; or email

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