Feb 01

Robert Turley Promoted to Head Brewer

We're happy to announce that as of today Robert Turley has been promoted to the position of Head Brewer. Robert started with the brewery over three years ago, as our first assistant brewer, and for the last year has been the mastermind behind our partner brewery onsite at Hydraulic Hearth.

Apr 20

How Community Beer Works came to be

The story of Community Beer Works started long ago, well before you or I had first opened our eyes to see the blue sky, or indeed before any person had set foot on the ground on which we now sit. The story begins back in the time when giants walked the earth, digging rivers…

Sep 20

Manifest Destiny

Longtime readers of the CBW blog will know that I tend to go through trends in posting topics. For instance, there was a solid two months in the spring where I didn’t talk about anything but building a walk in cooler. Lately it’s been “We’ll have an expanded capacity soon, I swear, more…

Jul 10

Squibs 7

Growlers! Founders Brewing! Rohall's Corner! Beer v. Church! Local Beer! Beer Jelly! All this and more (except the "more" part) in Squibs 7.

May 24

730 days of Community Beer Works

Er, 731 days. Thanks, leap year. Exactly two years ago, I went to my friend Ethan’s house. My homebrewing and beer blogging compatriot had an idea that I desperately wanted in on: he wanted to start a brewery. Six of us sat in his basement (with Matt there in spirit) as we discussed the…

Apr 05

We will be brewing beer for sale this Saturday

And how absolutely cool is that? This morning, Greg sipped a porcelain cup filled with Earl Grey tea. Nibbling on a small cucumber sandwich, he asked, “Is everything finished?” “Yes,”…

Nov 07

Squibs 4

!) I said this would be sporadic.  I did not lie. 1) Well, the “OMG That Was A Big Freakin Deal” conference that hit ol’ Buffalo last month is really over and done now, though the chatter and back-patting continues.  I mean, I am talking about…

Oct 07

They’re letting us back in public again

It’s true, it’s true, it’s all true. CBW is once again hitting the ol’ I-R-L. To begin: did you know this Tuesday is TedX Buffalo? It is! From 9-5 there will…

Sep 09

A sudden flurry of activity

I had planned a different post for today. One that was our collective take on a bit of brewing news. And then, as I sat down to write it, I realized that there’s just too much exciting stuff to talk about. I’ll try to do the first “CBW Roundtable” tomorrow — three posts…