Good people.
Good beer.
It just works.


Welcome to Community Beer Works — and Buffalo, NY. We’ve been known as The City of Good Neighbors since 1940, and we’re happy to see you’re finally here. The good people who know our town can tell you a few things about what it means to be a Buffalonian. We take pride in our neighbors, our sports, our food, and yes, even our weather. For us, it just works.

Of Buffalo, for Buffalo, and from Buffalo, Community Beer Works makes good beer in the spirit of good community for good people everywhere. Come have a drink with us or try some of our beer at home and bring community to all that you do.

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Good People

Can of Good Neighbor - American IPA

Good Neighbor

American IPA

We’re known for our rusty resources, but Buffalonians value relationships over all else. In partnership with Slow Roll Buffalo, we support our neighbors getting to know all our neighborhoods together, by bike.
Tasting notes: A juicy, hazy IPA with notes of tropical citrus and pineapple atop a soft malt base rendering an easy-drinking, certifiably shareable beer for any season.
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Good Sports

Can of Let's Go Pils - American Pilsner


American Pilsner

In Buffalo, we love an underdog almost as much as we love a party. This pilsner is designed for tailgating and celebrating—each other and the game. Let’s Go Pils is your beer for our year.
Tasting notes: Let’s Go Pils is a crisp, dry lager brewed in the German tradition with a twist: a dry hop addition of Hallertau Blanc, which produces a delicate aroma of fresh melon and grapes.

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Good food

Can of The Whale - Brown Ale

The Whale

Brown Ale

There’s no doubt about it, in Buffalo, we like big portions and even bigger flavors. The Whale is an award-winning brown ale and the perfect pairing for your favorite meal. What’s good beer without good food? We don’t want to know.
Tasting notes: The Whale is a classic brown ale. It’s smooth, surprisingly drinkable, and packed with flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate, and toasted grains.

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Think you know how to eat like a Buffalonian? Come back soon to learn how we make good food part of our mission.

Good Weather

Can of That IPA - Session IPA with Great American Beer Festival 2019 Bronze prize

That IPA

Session IPA

Our weather has a habit of stealing the spotlight, and no matter if we’re snowed-in or in the middle of a heat wave, That IPA is the perfect pale ale for every occasion. Cheers to record-breaking blizzards and long, glorious summers!
Tasting notes: That IPA features a malt background designed to enhance the character of the beer’s Mosaic and Simcoe hops, resulting in a bright, expressive IPA.

Have you ever been to Buffalo in January? Come back soon to feel how warm winter can be.

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