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Flagship February: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

February 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Flagship February is an idea from beer writer Stephen Beaumont. Throughout February we’ll be showcasing classic beer brands which are increasingly being passed over in an endless search for the newest, latest greatest thing on the menu. It’s a celebration of the early brands that helped pave the way for craft beer in our area.

Each Wednesday during #FlagshipFebruary we’ll be serving limited bottles of these inspirational beers. We’re also inviting representatives from each brewery to join us in our taproom; talking to the public about their flagship brews, and passing out a limited supply of brewery swag.

Next up we’re focusing on a Buffalo favorite from across the lake: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Company.

  • 3-10PM: Beer served until sold out!
  • 5-7PM: Special Guest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

“I can only really say three things. One is that, since their founding, Great Lakes has been the very model of a great, community-oriented, local brewery, and if CBW grows to be even half the company they are, I’ll be really proud of us. Second, Edmund Fitzgerald is, in my opinion, the very definition of an American Porter, and I hold it in the highest regard, alongside Black Butte from Deschutes which we cannot get here. And third, at my Local, this is on and has always been for the entire 11 years since I’ve moved back home. Indeed, most of the bartenders know what I want if I simply ask for a Lightfoot.” – Ethan Cox, President of CBW

Join us on 2/13 to celebrate Eddie Fitz, and save the dates for our upcoming flagship features:

Wednesday 2/20/19 Flagship February: Flower Power IPA
Wednesday 2/27/19 Flagship February: Aviator Red with Tim Herzog

It’s all happening at 520 7th Street, just minutes from the Peace Bridge and Kleinhans Music Hall.

About Stephen Beaumont

Renowned beer writer Stephen Beaumont is author of “Will Travel For Beer”, co-author of “World Atlas of Beer 2” and “Best Beers”, and editor at Original Gravity Canada in Toronto. Follow Stephen on Twitter: @BeaumontDrinks.

“More and more, people are choosing a beer based on novelty—or rarity—rather than taste. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but what sometimes gets lost in the ’special release’ noise are the beers that paved the way for today’s remarkable global beer market. So we’ve created #FlagshipFebruary. A month to celebrate not what’s next. But what’s first. The flagships. The originals.” – Stephen Beaumont


February 13, 2019
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Community Beer Works – 7th Street
520 7th Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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