Our Beers

Year-Round

Solid, go-to beer! Classic, award-winning examples of their styles. Like a good friend, you can count on these to be always be around.

  • Single Order Hazy IPA
  • The Whale 🏆
  • Let’s Go Pils
  • That IPA 🏆
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Single Order Hazy IPA

Hazy India Pale Ale

7.0%

Bright notes of citrus, punchy tropical & fruity aromas, golden haze color, with a smooth, full mouthfeel.

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The Whale 🏆

Brown Ale

5.9% ABV

The Whale is an unmistakable brown ale⏤smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive English malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. 🏆 The Whale was awarded the 2017 TAP NY Governors' Cup™ for being the best craft beer in New York State!

Tasting Notes

Malt forward beer with layers of roasty and toast. This beer leads with a roasty and toasty malt profile, with notes of chocolate and coffee in a drinkable medium body.

Beer Stats

Hops: Northern Brewer
Malts: Fawcett Brown, Fawcett Chocolate, Fawcett Pale Chocolate, Vienna

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Let’s Go Pils

American Pilsner

4.2% ABV

A very dry, crisp, brilliantly clear lager brewed in celebration of our hometown spirit. Dry hop addition of Saaz and Hallertau Blanc hops produce a delicate aromas of herbal spice and melon with a light, grainy sweetness in the finish. #LetsGoPils!

Fermentation: Lager yeast, three varieties of hops, pilsner malt, flaked corn and rice
Color: Straw yellow
Nose: Grain, bready
Bitterness: Low
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation
Body: Smooth, medium-light body

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Chicken wings, pizza, W's

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That IPA 🏆

Session IPA

4.9% ABV

Light & extremely drinkable: We start with a malt background designed to enhance the hop character, then layer Mosaic and Simcoe hops resulting in a bright, expressive beer. 🏆 That IPA won the Bronze Medal for Session IPAs at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival! 🥉

Tasting Notes

A hopbursting fruit and citrus forward hop profile melds with a light and drinkable malt bill providing an IPA experience you will want again and again.

Beer Stats

Bronze Medal Winner: GABF 2019 - Session IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Zythos
Malts: Canadian Two Row, Honey Malt, Superior Pale

Seasonals

These beers are available at different times throughout the year based on the season.

  • Thirst Aid Kit 🏆
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Thirst Aid Kit 🏆

Summer Ale

4.8%

Back for 2024 as our warm weather seasonal! Gold medal winning beer at the 2023 NYS Craft Beer Competition! Thirst Aid Kit comes to the rescue with it's extremely refreshing light body, earthy spice notes and crisp clean finish. Brewed with the finest pilsner malt, wheat, rye, and spelt, then lightly hopped and fermented to be very dry. Enjoy this beer often and safely!

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Core Variants

A twist on our beloved core beers. Available on a rotational basis.

  • Pumpkin Spice Whale
  • Irish Cream Whale
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Pumpkin Spice Whale

Brown Ale with natural flavors

5.9% ABV

The Whale is an unmistakable brown ale; smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive english malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. This special version is brewed with a custom blend of pumpkin pie spice for hints of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Enjoy!

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Irish Cream Whale

Brown Ale w/ Natural bourbon and vanilla

5.9% Alc / Vol

The Whale is an unmistakable brown ale; smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive dark malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. This special version is brewed with lactose for an enhanced sweetness and body, then conditioned with natural bourbon and vanilla.

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Imperials

These beers are available at different times throughout the year based on seasonality.

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged The Snow – Imperial Stout 🏆
  • The Snow – Imperial Stout 🏆
  • Heatrays
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Bourbon Barrel Aged The Snow – Imperial Stout 🏆

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

9.9%

For this limited release, we aged our GABF Gold-medal winning Imperial Stout in a blend of single use bourbon barrels for over a year. The result is a luscious balance of roasted bitterness, vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate flavors in a warming, smooth beer. Let it warm in your glass to experience all this stout has to offer. Recommended serving temperature: 55º-60ºf

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The Snow – Imperial Stout 🏆

Imperial Stout

9.9%

2020 GABF Gold Medal Imperial Stout - The Snow balances alcohol notes, roasted bitterness and dark chocolate flavors in a warming, smooth beer perfect for a cold night by the fire. Let it warm in your glass to experience all this beer has to offer.

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Heatrays

Barleywine

10.1% ABV

Our barleywine yields layers of English malts including Maris Otter Crystal 40 and Dark Crystal. Dry and fortified with fruity esters and a slight hop presence, this beer is a perfect compliment to short days and long nights.

Tasting Notes

Forenotes of Caramel, candied sugar, toasted marshmallow, and ripe prunes and plumes with hop characters of spice and a touch of earthiness ending in a warming finish.

Beer Stats

Hops: Columbus, Eldorado, Simcoe, Citra
Malts: Marris Otter, Carablond, CMC Two Row

Sours

Tart, refreshing and oh so good. We've brewed dozens of individual sour ales since opening in 2012 and continue to do so to this day. Look for select varieties in cans through the coming seasons. Cheers!

  • Pineapple Princess Sour Ale
  • Peach Ring Sour Ale
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Pineapple Princess Sour Ale

Sour Ale with Pineapple

6.7%

Taste a bit of paradise in this zesty sour ale. Brewed using pineapple puree and natural vanilla, it’s a royal marriage of sour and sweet, nice and neat!

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Peach Ring Sour Ale

Sour Ale with Peach

6.7%

Immerse yourself in the luscious fusion of tartness and velvety sweetness. Crafted with peach purée and lactose, this beer captures the essence of gummy peach rings in a tantalizingly smooth and fruity delight.

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Limited Releases

CBW is rooted in brewing high-quality, award-winning beer in both classic and innovative beer styles. Each batch in this series is extremely limited and only available for a short time on draft and in 4-packs to-go!

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PRIDE

Hazy Pale Ale

5.5% ABV

A juicy, hazy and super drinkable beer made to celebrate the cornerstone of our LGBTQ+ community in Buffalo, NY. Our goal is to foster a sense of togetherness and place, enriching our communities and bringing people together through the love of great beer. Cheers!

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Taproom Exclusives

Find these small batch beers only at the Brewery & Taproom

Want to try something you can’t find on the store shelf? Whether you’re someone who craves super fresh IPA’s, complex and rich stouts, or who enjoys exploring lesser-known beer styles, our small-batch taproom only releases have something to satisfy every taste. Each beer is carefully crafted using the finest ingredients, combining traditional brewing techniques with modern innovation.

Take a peek at our What’s On Tap page to see what we currently have available, most often for take home as well in 16oz 4-pack cans.

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