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The fact that Clevelanders love a good beer is nothing new. Our thirst for beer infused with some local flavor is apparent with a wide array of microbreweries and brewpubs. Something is definitely brewing in Cleveland... find it on tap here.
(Lakewood) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Hippie IPA
Since 1997, Buckeye Brewing has produced small-scale and one-off brews ranging in styles such as Kolsch to Saison.
(Madison) - SIGNATURE SUDS: Rat Tail Ale
Only the second brewery in the US to ferment beer using well water, Cellar Rats Brewery in Madison uses traditional methods to create six year-round, robustly-flavored signature brews and four original seasonals.
(Cleveland) - SIGNATURE SUDS: Blonde Bombshell
An independent, family-owned and operated microbrewery located in Tyler Village in Cleveland, produces a handful of unfiltered and un-pasteurized distinctive brews and some sour beers using natural carbonation and open fermentation.
(Mentor) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Rampant Lion
Now in a new location in the east side suburb of Mentor, Little Mountain Brewing Company has been a brew-on-premise spot since 2010. It also features an impressive rotating selection of 17 different styles.
(Akron) - SIGNATURE SUDS: Old Leghumper
One of the largest craft brewers in Ohio capable of producing in upwards of 25,000 barrels each year, Thirsty Dog in Akron has taken on numerous renovations and expansions in order to keep up with demand and popularity.
(Akron) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Verich Gold
What started as one homebrewer’s hobby is now a 15-barrel brewery. And now, 16 years later, Ohio Brewing Company has an intimate tap room and four styles of year-round and four seasonal microbrews.
(Strongsville) - SIGNATURE SUDS: White Rajah
As the first one in Ohio, the Brew Kettle is most widely known for its streamined brew-on-premise opportunities (with sessions booking up months in advance), but visitors are often surprisingly pleased by their in-house year-round and seasonal brew offerings.
(Chardon) - SIGNATURE SUDS: Pride of Geauga Maple Porter
Located on quaint and historic Chardon Square, Chardon Brew Works, only brews one keg at a time but quite impressively offers six year-round styles and six seasonals on tap any day of the year.
(Berea & Madison) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Seven
With three flagship beers, two lagers and a pale ale, as well as a rotating list of creative seasonals, Berea’s Cornerstone Brewing Company’s fans just can’t get enough, so much so the owners opened a second location on the east side.
(North Olmsted) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Head Hunter IPA
Nothing beats a fat head on top of a nice cold glass of beer and at Fat Head's Brewery that is nothing but the norm. Brewmaster Matt Cole and his team produce more than 25 different styles a year, many earning the powerhouse brewery some of the top honors at World Beer Cup, the Great American Brew Festival and more.
(Medina) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Tyranny
A product of the popular Lagerheads Smokehouse in Medina, it’s no surprise that Lagerhead Brewing Company’s five year-round brews pair perfectly with barbeque and smoked meats.
(Akron) – SIGNATURE SUDS: B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal Stout
The small, but mighty, Hopping Frog Brewery recently earned the distinction as the “17th Best Brewer in the World” according to RateBeer for its handcrafted flavorful brews.
(Rocky River) - SIGNATURE SUDS: Punchin the Nuts
With six to eight specialty flavors on tap the expansive 5,000-square-foot Rocky River Brewing Company, an award-winning brewpub and restaurant, achieves a cozy and casual atmosphere on Cleveland’s west side.
(Willoughby) – SIGNATURE SUDS: Peanut Butter Porter
Willoughby Brewing Company, housed in a former rail car depot, is known for their hoppy IPA’s and the quirky, flavorful Peanut Butter Porter. In fact, the brew is so different that Bon Appetite Magazine selected it as one of the "Weirdest Beers in America."
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The first craft brewery in Ohio, Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) has been creating award-winning lagers and ales for 25 years. When brothers Daniel and Patrick Conway opened the doors in 1988, GLBC was a small microbrewery committed to creating bold, flavorful beers... +more