Now that you’re here, you’re probably wondering what this whole Craft Beer Exchange thing is all about. Let me answer that by starting with a question of my own:
How many times have you headed over to the newest beer store in town hoping to score the latest beer from Stone or Dogfish Head only to be disappointed by an endless display of fizzy yellow, “regular” beer? I’m not alone here, am I?
Here’s the deal… it doesn’t need to be that difficult.
As craft beer drinkers, we have paid our dues and our voices are being heard. Every time we raise a pint of craft beer at a bar or restaurant we are making a statement that we want something better when it comes to beer. This is where the Craft Beer Exchange comes into play.
You no longer need to plan a special trip to a beer store or deal with long lines and parking woes at the supermarket. Now you can get quality craft beer right at your local Sunoco APlus convenience store.
I’m not talking about just a few selections either. You can find stuff from Rogue, Victory, Great Lakes, Southern Tier, Buffalo’s own Flying Bison and a whole lot more. We carry beers in 6 packs, 22oz bombers, and you can even mix it up and make your own six- pack from a selection of single 12oz bottles.
Now don’t get me wrong, I certainly enjoy beer from bottles and cans, but I absolutely LOVE draft beer. To me this is the freshest way to enjoy craft beer. In the past, enjoying a pint of fresh draft beer generally involved a night at the pub, a concept that doesn’t quite work when all you want to do is get caught up on this week’s Tivo recordings in your PJ’s. With the Craft Beer Exchange you can now bring quality draft beer home with you. Each of our Craft Beer Exchange locations in the Buffalo area has 12 rotating taps of craft beer available “to go” in our 64 ounce growlers. What’s really cool is that some of the beers we have on tap, like Flying Bison’s Rusty Chain, aren’t even available in bottles and cans.
Lastly, the Craft Beer Exchange isn’t just about the exchange of beer. It’s also an exchange of ideas. We are passionate about craft beer, the local brewing community and most importantly, the Buffalo beer scene. We know that community doesn’t work without an open dialogue, so we want to hear from you. We want to know what beers and breweries you want to see represented, what food you want to eat with your craft beer and any other ideas you have for us.
Hope to see you at the Craft Beer Exchange soon.