It’s makes perfect sense that Community Beer Works would have a beer called “Good Neighbor,” especially when the brewery’s actions personify the beer name. Continuing to do their part to showcase the “community” aspect of their brewery name, CBW are donating $1 from each sale of six packs of their Good Neighbor IPA throughout March and April to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns have been pitching in for over 80 years, providing afterschool programming to Western New York youth in 12 clubs throughout Buffalo and the Tonawandas. Throughout the pandemic, they have continued to provide invaluable services both virtually and in person, while maintaining stringent safety practices to minimize health risks for their club members and employees.

As a nonprofit organization, they rely on community support to help provide quality youth programming in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.

“Here in Buffalo, being a good neighbor means that we’re always looking for new ways to pitch in; we look out for one another, we care about our community, and we treat our neighbors like family,” CBW says. Good Neighbor IPA is brewed in the spirit of our great city with prominent notes of tropical citrus and pineapple atop a soft malt base. It’s wonderfully juicy and hazy; making for an easy drinking, certifiably shareable delight.”

Through sales of their house lager Let’s Go Pils, CBW donated over $5,000 to the Club, in addition to help fund a total Reading Room makeover, alongside Andre Reed’s Read with Reed 83 program.

“We’re excited to announce a new way for you to help support the Club’s mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens,” the brewery continues. “$1 from every six-pack of Good Neighbor IPA sold throughout March and April will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns!”

Good Neighbor IPA features notes of soft tropical fruit, fleshy pineapple, and orange notes with a balanced hop bitterness. CBW describes it as “a wonderfully juicy and hazy IPA brewed in the spirit of our great city. Prominent notes of tropical citrus and pineapple atop a soft malt base make for an easy drinking, certifiably shareable delight.”

“Community Beer Works believes that being a Good Neighbor means building community in every part of our lives – to live our values. The amazing work and reputation of The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns reflect the amazing community spirit of Buffalo. The organization has created possibilities and opportunities for thousands of our children while building a safe and welcoming space for the entire community. We’re proud to support such a wonderful group of people,” CBW’s Co-Founder and Vice President Chris Smith said.

Six packs of Good Neighbor IPA can be found at the brewery and most everywhere great beer is sold.

Find out more information here. Starting March 15, you can track weekly updates of sales and donations at that link as well.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).