Monday, December 5, 2011

IN DEPTH: Brewery hopes to revive Buffalo tradition

Ethan Cox expects to open Community Beer Works  next year.

 A new neighborhood brewery is coming to the West Side. Community Beer Works, a project spearheaded by Ethan Cox and David Foster, is under construction at 15 Lafayette Ave. and should be in production in early 2012. The owners say the location, in a building already connected to the city's brewing history, is ideal because of the up-and-coming neighborhood as well as its proximity to the surrounding Grant and Elmwood areas. CBW plans to partner with the Massachusetts Avenue Project and local urban farmers to donate grains for reuse and produce hops for the company's beer making. By Kevin Freiheit and Melissa Kania Full story.