Our little West Side brewery that could is turning seven on Saturday, April 20th! That may not seem like a particularly significant milestone, but for us it’s a big one. After spending our first six years brewing on a modest 1.5 barrel system in a garage on Lafayette Ave, we have since upgraded to our shiny new 5,000 square-foot brewery & taproom at 520 7th St on Buffalo’s lower West Side. Amidst an exciting year of growth and new adventures, we missed out on a proper celebration for our sixth rotation around the sun.
Come celebrate with us in true CBW fashion this Saturday April 20; we have an exciting day planned and hope to see you there!
Here’s all the things and stuff happening this Saturday at 520 7th Street!
Beer Ye! Beer Ye! – 11AM to MIDNIGHT
What would our 7th Anniversary Party be without a celebration of beer? Lots of beer.
Highly Suspicious Draft & Can Release
An amazingly tropical IPA brewed in collaboration with the good folks at Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn, NY. Grilled pineapple plus Citra, El Dorado, and Galaxy hops are showcased atop a mellow malt base resulting in a refreshing and juicy, highly suspicious beer; the perfect IPA to enjoy with a favorite record and your friend Jay.
Highly Suspicious Tropical IPA w/ Pineapple – 16oz 4pk, $16.99 – Limit two 4pks per guest
This is our second year brewing Highly Suspicious with Prison City, but the first time it’ll be available in 16oz 4packs! It will also be available for taproom pints and flights; sorry, no growler or crowler fills.
Welcome to the Collaboratory!
Seven Ate Nine – 7th Anniversary IPA
What can we say… we brewed our 7th Anniversary beer with 7 hops, 7 malts to an ABV of 7 percent. This IPA is sure to please the heads with notes of dank cannabis, mango and fresh citrus. It’s delicious and we hope you drink all of it.
Seven different hops with a bill of seven different malts, coming in at 7% ABV. Because seven.
Good Fortune IPA, Common Roots Brewing Company
This modern style IPA is brewed with Galaxy, El Dorado, and Amarillo hops for a tropical aroma and citrusy finish. Available on draft Saturday 4.20 until it’s gone!
Rotating Prison City Selection
We’ll have a line of rotating beers from Prison City!
CBD Mocktails – 11AM to MIDNIGHT
Our bar will feature three mocktails made with Seedlip non-alcoholic distilled spirits and CBD!
Seedlip Garden, Verjus, Cider, Honey Syrup, 15 mg CBD
Hedge Your Bets
Seedlip Spice, Grapefruit, Lemon, Loganberry Preserves, 15 mg CBD
Seedlip Grove, Ginger Beer, Mint, 15 mg CBD
Although NA, these cocktails are still 21+
Wake & Bake with Live Music by GRAVY – 11AM to 1PM
We’re kicking the day off with Chris Herr and the gang from GRAVY! A virtuosic jazz/funk quartet, GRAVY plays a gelatinous blend of eclectic arrangements spanning sonic space and time. Enjoy the show with a bloody mary or mimosa and food from an abbreviated version of our weekend brunch menu.
Brewery Tours – 12 to 5PM
Have you spent time in our taproom gazing longingly through the glass into the brewery? Well you can be among the first to take public tours of our brewery. We’re offering free tours lead by our brewers, owners, and some guy named Pete we asked to step in!
What the Hops Podcast – 1 to 4 PM
The podcast team behind What the Hops will be recording an interactive episode during the party. They’ll be chatting with employees and may even ask YOU to talk about the beers you’re drinking!
Party like it’s 1977 – 3 to 5PM
DJ Dante Velour is taking us through the top 100 of 1977. Picking up on the “7” theme yet?
Stuff for All Ages
Locust Street Art Glass Etching – 4 to 6PM
Craft your own commemorative glass in a workshop ran by Locust Street Art. They’ll have plenty of supplies to help you create a unique keepsake.
WNYBAC Live Silkscreening – 5 to 8PM
For only $7 you’ll get a limited-edition design and have the experience of screen-printing your own shirt! Our friends from the Western New York Book Arts Center will be on-hand to help you print.
Balloon Time – 4:30 – 7:30PM
Mr. No the Balloon Guy will be in-house with his unique floor show!
Half Price Pinball – 6 – 8PM
Enjoy two hours of 1/2-price pinball when you use the PayRange app. Thank you to our partners from Buffalo Pinball for hooking us up!
Free S’mores – 7 – 10PM
Roast s’mores on our back patio like it’s summer camp all over again. *Tent not included.
Back to the Future, with More Singing – 8 to 11PM
Invisible Touch is helping us ramp up the party with their totally tubular live band karaoke, 80s style. Sing your favorite songs on stage with a live backing band and be the rockstar you always wanted to be!
As always our bar will be serving core beer favorites, rotating seasonals and small test batches, cider, cocktails and wine. Our kitchen will be serving limited selections from our weekend brunch and evening menus.
If we’ve ever thrown an extravaganza, this is it. Don’t miss your chance to party with Ethan, Chris and the entire crew at Community Beer Works. We look forward to celebrating our 7th year with our friends, families and neighbors!