About CBW

Who We Are

Community Beer Works is Buffalo, NY’s first nanobrewery. We began providing fresh, high quality, local beer in April 2012: look for us at many of the better beer venues around Buffalo.

The founders of CBW all have roots in Buffalo and we want our brewery to be an integral part of our city and the neighborhood our brewery is located in. We are donating our spent grain to T Meadow Farms, disposing of it in an ecologically friendly, mutually beneficial manner.

Our goal is to foster a sense of community and place, enriching our hometown through the production of damn good beer.

“Embeer Buffalo” is the slogan of Community Beer Works.

Our motto. Our battle cry. Our goal is not only to succeed as a brewery, but to better the beer culture of Buffalo. Our city loves beer, and has the potential to be one of the premiere beer destinations in the country. Help make that happen. Embeer Buffalo.

Meet the Team

Ethan Cox

Founder and Main Instigator

Chris Smith

Vice President and Guy Who Does the Things

Kevin Pritchard

Production Manager

Brendon Van Allen

Director of Sales and Shenanigans

Chris Sutton

Hospitality Manager and Trends Consultant

Justin Frost

Director of Logistics and Keg Tsar

Ryan Demler

Director of Brewing Operations

Robert Turley

Head Brewer

Jeannie Alexander


Kyle Tymon

Bartender & High Five Aficionado

Justin Daugherty

Bartender & Dance Instructor

Christine Bettinger

Brand Ambassador

Cassie Czuprynski


Chris “Pepper” Jones

Delivery Dude