Put a bow on it

Welcome to the last Thirsty Thursday update of 2012! Wow. My finger’s going to have to get used to moving all the way over to the 3. 2013. No sir, I don’t like it. Assuming a plow has come somewhere near your street (on a completely unrelated note thanks to my neighbor for helping get [...]
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Rudy the Local Brewer

To the theme of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Rudy the local brewer had a very shiny whisk. And if you ever saw it you’d wanna hold it in your fist. All of the other brewers laughed because it wasn’t wood. They always told poor Rudy his mash paddle just was no good. Then one [...]
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Beer for the holidays

Did everyone get down to Cole’s and Mister Goodbar this weekend for the Buffalo Cask Festival? I certainly hope so, because it was a wonderful time. Regrettably, I only had a half pint myself: I stopped in on my way to the brewery before Friday’s retail hours, but the selection was such that I really [...]

Casks & Glasses

You know, things have been so exciting around here that I’ve neglected to mention something pretty cool! Just in time for Festivus, we have a prepaid growler card available for purchase. It gets you 10 growler fills (64 oz, of course) for $100. Those of you proficient in the dark art of mathematics have already [...]
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Nano Nano

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was, at the very least, well embeered. We’re back on our regular schedule again: 3-7 Thursday, 3-8 Friday, 10-8 Saturday, but that should still be plenty of time for you to get your growlers filled for whatever non-state-sponsored-gluttony events you’ve got. There is still a bit [...]
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Giving thanks

The problem with Thirsty Thursday, of course, is that once a year it falls on Thanksgiving. I don’t expect any of you are reading this on the actual Thursday: I’m writing it after we’ve gotten home from a long day of overindulgence, as is the American Way™. After dinner tonight, as we finished off the [...]
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Funkrays and Thanksgiving

Did you realize Thanksgiving is only a week away? Well, you probably did, because you have a better grasp on time than I do. But it is! This means that it’s time to start thinking about the beer you’ll be drinking with your family. Just in time for sharing with your family, we have a [...]
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Well, that was fun!

Buffalo Beer Week 2012 has come and gone, and what a great time it was! Hopefully everyone made it out to at least one or two events, because you certainly had a variety to choose from. Since we last spoke CBW had two events: the beer mob at the Nortel and a beer pairing dinner [...]
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So this is Beer Week

I assume everyone reading this has been to at least one event for Buffalo Beer Week since it started last Friday. If not… you do live out of state, right? Otherwise you seriously need to reconsider your life choices thus far. Before I recap what’s happened, let’s look ahead at our schedule for the rest [...]
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Here come the drums

We’ve really enjoyed our time at the Bidwell farmer’s market. It’s been great to meet the people who drink our beer and to give it to them as fresh as is physically possible. But all good things must come to an end, and this Saturday will see our last appearance there for the season. We’ll [...]
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It ain’t me, it ain’t me

Websters defines “lucky” as having or marked by good luck; fortunate (hi, Julia) There have been many times in the history of Community Beer Works when I’ve felt lucky. For one thing, I own a brewery: objectively speaking, that’s pretty great. More recently and specifically, there was Monday night: Godspeed You! Black Emperor was in [...]
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Buffalo Beer Week, Mister Falcon!

Buffalo Beer Week starts two weeks from tomorrow. That may seem like a lot of time, but when you consider how many great events there are, how much planning you’re going to have to do and how hard it is to get a time turner on short notice you’ll be happy I’m providing this much [...]