A Buffalo brewery found a new way to get beer drinkers to buy local brewed beer. Time Warner Cable News Reporter LaMonica Peters has the details.
Buffalo, N.Y. - It's like story of David and Goliath. Community Beer Works, a local brewery in Buffalo, is taking on Anheuser-Busch one beer at a time.
"We're collecting them and at a future date, we're going to blow them all up," jokes Gregory Tanski, Community Beer Works Co-Owner.
Local breweries like Community Beer Works said companies like Anheuser-Busch are trying to put them out of business. They want to encourage the community to support a local brand of beer.
"It's part of the natural order of things. Anheuser-Busch is going to try and consolidate and the rest of us are going to try and stay alive. This is how we do it, by having fun," said Chris Smith, Community Beer Works COO.
Hundreds of people came out to drop off Budweiser beer in exchange for Buffalo-brewed ale at a discounted price and some just wanted to show their support.
"Local breweries are wonderful. I think it's a great resource for the city of Buffalo. I literally have put together a tour of this area," said Ron Panzarella from Buffalo.
"We didn't bring beer. The actual owners are friends of ours that we supported from day one at their start-up. Quite frankly, I'd rather have their beer and pay a full price for their beer and enjoy a local brewing company than have to bring another company's beer," said Linda Herr, Lancaster resident.
Community Beer Works has been in business for four years and the owners said with the support of the local community, they plan to serve Buffalo-brewed beer for years to come.