About CBW

Who We Are

Community Beer Works has been brewing quality beer in Buffalo, NY since 2012. We’re passionate about beer and devoted to supporting the communities that connect us.

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 donate our spent grain to local 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: 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

President and Main Instigator

Chris Smith

Vice President and Guy Who Does the Things

Brendon Van Allen

Director of Sales and Shenanigans

Dave Giczkowski

Area Sales Manager and 3 Time Beer Olympian

Kyle Tymon

Brand Ambassador / Bartender

Christine Bettinger

Brand Ambassador

Justin Frost

Director of Logistics and Keg Tsar

Justin Daugherty

Bartender / Man About the Warehouse

Ryan Demler

Director of Brewing Operations

Robert Turley

Head Brewer

Jeannie Alexander


Vandra Ruppel

Head Brewer, Hydraulic Hearth

Chris “Pepper” Jones

Brewery Cellarman 

Kate Elliott

Taproom General Manager

Chris Groves

Brand Manager and General Enthusiast

Mike West

Social Media Manager / Director of Photography