Community Beer Works

Last Updated June 21, 2017
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Founded in 2012 by Buffalo friends, Ethan Cox, Gregory Patterson-Tanski, and Dan Conley, Community Beer Works is a nanobrewery in Buffalo whose goal is to produce high quality craft beer for the city and the surrounding region.
Why We Love It: As evidenced by their name, Community Beer Work’s commitment to community and collaboration is exemplary. They also donate all their spent grain to a local farm, an ecologically friendly, mutually beneficial solution to what would otherwise be waste.

About the brewery:

In 2013, the then new brewery placed 2nd in Brewing News National IPA Championship. And, in April 2017, they received the Governor’s Cup for Whale Brown Ale, the best individual beer in New York, at TAPNY.

Having survived and grown for five years on a 1.5bbl system, Community Beer Works is constructing a new production facility at 7th and Jersey Streets in the West Side of Buffalo which will increase their system size to 20 bbl.

Regularly on tap are four core brands, Frank American Pale Ale, The Whale Brown Ale, That IPA, Amazing Larry Cream Ale, and two seasonals, Rutherford B Haze Belgian Wheat from March through September and Lethophobia Stout for September through March.  Specialties and one-off beers are made and changed regularly with recipes inspired by style, season, mood, other beers, music, and places that buy their beer.  While not a farm brewery, they do try to purchase ingredients locally as much as possible with LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL 2, an IPA created for the annual Farm2Pint event, made entirely with local ingredients.

Grab a snack along with a pint at the tasting room on Lafayette Avenue which features Guecio Sandwiches, Breadhive Pretzels, and Buffalo Cheese Trader. Every Friday, Lloyd’s Food Truck makes its way to the brewery, and on Saturday and Sunday, Matt and Missy from City Fare Cafe come out and freshly make various food items.

Find it

15 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 759-4677
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