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cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« on: May 10, 2011, 08:10:58 PM »
not great lakes, not that belgian place right by great lakes, not fatheads, not the winking lizard...

need awesome food and beer or food and off the map beer places that are either new and upncoming... or just off the map and worth your time at...

going with work people to http://www.ixbeerfest.com/ to pour and talk beer...
don't know how it's going to be fest wise but it sounds good.
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 08:29:37 PM »
Indigo Imp has always intrigued me for some reason. Never been there though.  :shrug:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 08:39:57 PM »
Brew Kettle and Buckeye Beer Engine. Rozi's is a nice shop but hasn't had much that we can't get here lately aside from some locals and Ithaca.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 09:05:11 PM »
Willoughby has a peanut butter coffee porter on.  :coffee:

Of course, Melt is a must.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 09:42:49 PM »
Willoughby has a peanut butter coffee porter on.  :coffee:

Of course, Melt is a must.

did melt last trip... badasssssssssssssssssssssssssss. (correct spelling bitches)
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 09:44:53 PM »
Willoughby has a peanut butter coffee porter on.  :coffee:

Of course, Melt is a must.

did melt last trip... badasssssssssssssssssssssssssss. (correct spelling bitches)

As did I when I was there in January. Not going to stop me from going again when Donna and I go there this summer.  :pickle: :pickle: :pickle:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 10:35:27 PM »


Sup. Please to be making all CLE recommendations in this thread. TIA :thumbup:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 10:23:48 AM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2019, 12:49:19 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

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I've drive through it a lot of times.  Never felt compelled to stop.   :shrug:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2019, 02:10:13 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

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I've drive through it a lot of times.  Never felt compelled to stop.   :shrug:

From WI to NY? Long drive.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2019, 02:25:50 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

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I've drive through it a lot of times.  Never felt compelled to stop.   :shrug:


From WI to NY? Long drive.

Gone that way a couple of times, but did it more often from KY and Columbus to Buffalo
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2019, 03:37:07 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

:tumbleweed:

i've been away too long to provide anything beyond some of the most obvious recommendations but I can try to help. buddy of mine will be in town for the holiday (and unfortunately a funeral)

when's your visit and are you looking for food & beer or anything else in particular?

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2019, 04:28:17 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

:tumbleweed:

i've been away too long to provide anything beyond some of the most obvious recommendations but I can try to help. buddy of mine will be in town for the holiday (and unfortunately a funeral)

when's your visit and are you looking for food & beer or anything else in particular?
Probably around the end of next month, yeah just food & beer mostly. Neighborhood advice too I guess. Thanks!

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2019, 07:09:30 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

:tumbleweed:

i've been away too long to provide anything beyond some of the most obvious recommendations but I can try to help. buddy of mine will be in town for the holiday (and unfortunately a funeral)

when's your visit and are you looking for food & beer or anything else in particular?
Probably around the end of next month, yeah just food & beer mostly. Neighborhood advice too I guess. Thanks!
Been a while for me too, still got a few friends there I would like to visit again soon.  Of course, I can't go without going to Fatheads (the original pub, not the production facility)
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2019, 10:35:09 PM »
Anyone been to Cleveland or know anyone there? (besides Lebron)

:tumbleweed:

i've been away too long to provide anything beyond some of the most obvious recommendations but I can try to help. buddy of mine will be in town for the holiday (and unfortunately a funeral)

when's your visit and are you looking for food & beer or anything else in particular?
Probably around the end of next month, yeah just food & beer mostly. Neighborhood advice too I guess. Thanks!
Been a while for me too, still got a few friends there I would like to visit again soon.  Of course, I can't go without going to Fatheads (the original pub, not the production facility)
Thanks, i’ll add Fathead’s to my list :cheers: Keep em coming! Pretend I don’t know a damn thing about Cleveland. :bag:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2019, 11:23:43 PM »
Great Lakes is a nostalgic must-stop for me. I had my first craft beer there - a Dortmunder Lager in 2002ish? I was there with a college outing to see a show and we went to pub after. I've been back every time I've gone to Cleveland, and it just feels warm and old. Like the old Clybourn Goose. The beer is clean, well made, and familiar.

Masthead will be the trendy stop - either super haze or sugary stouts. They do them pretty well. The pizza is pretty tasty. It's huge inside. If they have the coffee Underverse, I would buy all of it they would allow.

Noble Beast is good. My wife loved the Brussels sprouts and still talks about them.

I'm always a sucker for Fat Head's (lols). It's a bit outside of Cleveland proper, but worth it for those pre-hazy IPAs. They brew Hop Juju a lot more often now, which is a beer I'll never turn down. Typical 2000's brewpub food.

Getting away from beer...
Lola is Michael Symon's restaurant and one of the best meals I've ever had.  The beef cheek pierogi...  :o:
Symon also has a bbq spot that I am trying to get to... higher cost bbq, but I've heard amazing things.
If you can get to a Circle K gas station, pick up some of the Lawson's French Onion chip dip. Best chip dip in the world.
The West Side Market is a cool place to stop. Tons of fresh produce, but also pierogi stands, Cambodian restaurants, and TONS of European (especially Polish) sausage/meat shops.
If you can get to the Rock Hall, or drive an hour safe to get to the Football HoF, both are worth a visit.
The house from A Christmas Story is in Cleveland and was turned into a tourist trap a few years ago... kind of lame, but fun if you love the movie.
Heinen's grocery store is awesome. I wish they would put one in Columbus.
Little Italy in Cleveland is small but mighty. We used to go to Mama Santa's in college because it was super cheap and good pizza. There's a few bakeries there that make canolis that are so good.

You could try to take in a Browns game but... I wouldn't wish that sadness on anyone :(

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2019, 10:09:52 AM »
Great Lakes is a nostalgic must-stop for me. I had my first craft beer there - a Dortmunder Lager in 2002ish? I was there with a college outing to see a show and we went to pub after. I've been back every time I've gone to Cleveland, and it just feels warm and old. Like the old Clybourn Goose. The beer is clean, well made, and familiar.

Masthead will be the trendy stop - either super haze or sugary stouts. They do them pretty well. The pizza is pretty tasty. It's huge inside. If they have the coffee Underverse, I would buy all of it they would allow.

Noble Beast is good. My wife loved the Brussels sprouts and still talks about them.

I'm always a sucker for Fat Head's (lols). It's a bit outside of Cleveland proper, but worth it for those pre-hazy IPAs. They brew Hop Juju a lot more often now, which is a beer I'll never turn down. Typical 2000's brewpub food.

Getting away from beer...
Lola is Michael Symon's restaurant and one of the best meals I've ever had.  The beef cheek pierogi...  :o:
Symon also has a bbq spot that I am trying to get to... higher cost bbq, but I've heard amazing things.
If you can get to a Circle K gas station, pick up some of the Lawson's French Onion chip dip. Best chip dip in the world.
The West Side Market is a cool place to stop. Tons of fresh produce, but also pierogi stands, Cambodian restaurants, and TONS of European (especially Polish) sausage/meat shops.
If you can get to the Rock Hall, or drive an hour safe to get to the Football HoF, both are worth a visit.
The house from A Christmas Story is in Cleveland and was turned into a tourist trap a few years ago... kind of lame, but fun if you love the movie.
Heinen's grocery store is awesome. I wish they would put one in Columbus.
Little Italy in Cleveland is small but mighty. We used to go to Mama Santa's in college because it was super cheap and good pizza. There's a few bakeries there that make canolis that are so good.

You could try to take in a Browns game but... I wouldn't wish that sadness on anyone :(

Thanks a ton! Sounds like a lot of good stuff. I had Noble Beast saved on the map, but knew nothing about them.
West Side Market looks cool, seeing some nice taco pics.
Planning to do Sokolowski's University Inn for some old school Polish food.
Mama Santa's was on my map too.
There's a Heinen's in Glenview now, a buddy of mine works there...

Symon also has a bbq spot that I am trying to get to... higher cost bbq, but I've heard amazing things.
Giant Beef Rib - Pastrami Spiced :o ooh...and crispy pig ears, i'm a sucker for those. Damn!
http://www.mabelsbbq.com

Thanks! :bow:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2020, 01:42:58 PM »
Here's the OH beer we can't get in IL (via Seekabrew). Dunno how current it is... Chi_Dave> Any advice?

Probably won't be checking bags though, and shipping a case in January sounds like a box of freeze pops.
Might check out a store just to browse the selection...

10 Barrel
Actual
Alaskan
Alpine
Arbor
Atlantic Brewing
Barley's Brewing [Draft only]
Bison
Black Diamond
Blue Mountain
Blue Point
Braxton Brewing Company [Limited]
Brew Dog USA [Draft only]
Brew Kettle
Buckeye
Carillon Brewing Company [Draft only]
Cellar Dweller (Valley Vineyards) [Limited]
Cellar Rats [Limited]
Cismontane
Columbus [Limited]
Coronado
Crazy Mountain [Limited]
Crooked Handle Brewing Company [Draft only]
Crooked Stave
Dayton Beer Company [Limited]
Devils Backbone
DuClaw
Elevator
Elysian
Epic (Utah)
Erie
Eudora [Draft only]
Fat Head's
Fifth Street [Draft only]
Fifty West [Limited]
FigLeaf Brewing Company [Draft only]
Flying Monkey
Four String Brewing Company
Full Sail
Golden Road
Hairless Hare Brewery [Draft only]
Highland
Hi-Wire Brewing
Homestead
Hoof Hearted [Limited]
Hop View Brewing Company (Bernie Beer) [Limited]
Ironfist [Limited]
Ithaca
Jackie O's
Keweenaw
Kindred Beer [Limited]
Knee Deep
Lager Heads Brewing Company [Limited]
Lake Placid [Limited]
Land Grant Brewing Company [Limited]
Latitude 42
Lavery [Limited]
Lion Brewery
Listermann [Limited]
Little Fish Brewing Company
Long Trail
Lucky Star Brewing [Draft only]
Mad Tree
Matt (Saranac)
Maui
Maumee Bay
Mission
Mt Carmel [Limited]
New Albanian [Limited]
No-Li
North Country
North High
Nowhere in Particular
Ohio
Old Dominion
Otter Creek
Perrin
Pigskin Brewing
Platform Beer Company
Portsmouth (OH) [Limited]
Put-In-Bay Brewing Company [Draft only]
Renegade Brewing Company
Rhinegeist
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Rivertowne Brewing
RJ Rockers
Rochester Mills [Limited]
Rockmill Brewing
Rust Belt [Limited]
Seventh Son [Limited]
Sideswipe
Spencer
Star City Brewing [Draft only]
Stoudt's
Terrapin
Thirsty Dog
Toxic Brew Company [Draft only]
Triple Digit
Troegs
Urban Family [Limited]
Warped Wing
West Sixth [Limited]
Weyerbacher
White Birch
Wolf's Ridge Brewing [Limited]
Wooden Shoe
Wyndridge Farm Brewing [Limited]
Yellow Springs [Limited]
Yuengling
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2020, 02:54:10 PM »
The deli scene in CLE appears to be pretty legit.

Pastrami from Corky & Lenny's :o



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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2020, 03:17:21 PM »
The deli scene in CLE appears to be pretty legit.

Pastrami from Corky & Lenny's :o



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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2020, 03:35:59 PM »
The deli scene in CLE appears to be pretty legit.

Pastrami from Corky & Lenny's :o



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pastrami is right up there with parting the red sea, miracle-wise.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2020, 09:21:52 PM »
Cleveland's Polish and Jewish populations are pretty influential. Good delis, pierogies, and the famous Polish Boy (hot dog bun, sausage, hot sauce, fries, and sauerkraut).

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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2020, 09:41:47 PM »
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2020, 10:18:55 PM »
Here's the OH beer we can't get in IL (via Seekabrew). Dunno how current it is... Chi_Dave> Any advice?

Probably won't be checking bags though, and shipping a case in January sounds like a box of freeze pops.
Might check out a store just to browse the selection...

My thoughts on the ones that I've had...
Actual - skip, brewery closed not too long ago when the owner/brewer groped a bunch of women, I think a few shops are still trying to clear inventory
Brew Dog USA [Draft only] - eh, it's brewed south of Columbus so it's pretty fresh, but most are pretty average
Brew Kettle - should be everywhere in Cleveland. White Raja is a great west coast style IPA, El Lupelo is the imperial version and really good
Columbus [Limited] - my favorite local, any from their IPA line up are great - Bodhi is year round now and Creeper is brewed 3 or 4 times a year. Not sure on Cleveland area availability
Elevator - SKIP
Erie - meh
Fat Head's - always a safe bet, Head Hunter is great, Hop Juju is hard to find but great
Four String Brewing Company - I think they only have their Hilltop Lager contract brewed. Good lawn mower beer.
Homestead - small but decent brewery east of Columbus, not worth seeking out
Hoof Hearted [Limited] - king of the Ohio hype train right now. Not sure of availability in Cleveland though.
Ithaca - Flower Power is good but not worth seeking out
Jackie O's - I think they should be available in Cleveland and worth seeking out. Any of the barrel aged stuff is wonderful. They should have Champion Ground available.
Kindred Beer [Limited] - meh
Lager Heads Brewing Company [Limited] - meh
Land Grant Brewing Company [Limited] - meh+
Listermann [Limited] - mostly a hype brewery, good NE IPAs though. I think it's a Cincy brewery and we get very little in Columbus, so I doubt there would be much in Cleveland
Little Fish Brewing Company - really solid sours from Athens OH (same city as Jackie O's), but I don't know about Cleveland distro
Mad Tree - solid IPAs but nothing too crazy
Maumee Bay - eh
Mt Carmel [Limited] - skip
North High - meh
Nowhere in Particular - very random batch brewery, when they are good they are really good, but very rarely brews the same batch
Perrin - meh, they entered the Ohio market a while ago and was pretty underwhelming
Pigskin Brewing - skip
Platform Beer Company - most polarizing Ohio brewery right now, it will be everywhere in Cleveland... just bought out by inbev a few months ago. Good NE IPAs and fruity sours.
Put-In-Bay Brewing Company [Draft only] - meh
Rhinegeist - ok
Rivertowne Brewing - trying hard but just not there
Rockmill Brewing - small farm brewery in southeast OH, focus on Belgians. Decent.
Seventh Son [Limited] - I like their hoppier stuff
Sideswipe - meh
Spencer - this is that American abbey brewery, it's ok
Terrapin - Atlanta brewery that is everywhere but pretty average
Thirsty Dog - eh, their barrel aged stuff is pretty good - Siberian Night, Wulver. Not as good as Jackie O's but still solid.
Troegs - PA brewery, Mad Elf is super popular and pretty good if it is still available.
Warped Wing - it seems to be everywhere in Ohio, but average to below average for the most part
Weyerbacher - another PA brewery that is almost all meh
Wolf's Ridge Brewing [Limited] - not sure on Cleveland distro, but their stout Dire Wolf is decent and any variations you might find on tap are really good
Yellow Springs [Limited] - unfortunately they dialed their distro way back. If you find it on tap, it's pretty good, especially Boat Show.
Yuengling - I mean, if you have to drink something...

I'm surprised Masthead isn't on this list. Worth seeking out if you have time.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2020, 10:42:06 PM »
Whoah, thanks for the detailed rundown! :cheers: I’ll have to cross reference to see which good ones might be around the area. We have gotten some limited drops of Jackie O’s here for Fobab in the past. Definitely will try if I see any. Looking forward to hitting Fat Heads and a couple other local breweries, but I need to get more intel. Most i’ve never heard of.

I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2020, 11:46:11 AM »
Whoah, thanks for the detailed rundown! :cheers: I’ll have to cross reference to see which good ones might be around the area. We have gotten some limited drops of Jackie O’s here for Fobab in the past. Definitely will try if I see any. Looking forward to hitting Fat Heads and a couple other local breweries, but I need to get more intel. Most i’ve never heard of.

I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

For sours, Pretentious is a young and promising brewery that you may want to track down. They seem to be available in bottleshops around Cleveland - https://www.pretentiousbarrelhouse.com/cleveland

I'm not sure of any Cleveland breweries focused on sours. This is a pretty good rundown of all breweries in the area though - https://clevelandtraveler.com/cleveland-breweries/

I would definitely recommend Masthead for hazy and pastry stouts and Noble Beast for German beers.

Butcher and the Brewer is also on my list for my next trip to Cleveland - http://www.butcherandthebrewer.com/menu/

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2020, 11:54:38 AM »
I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

For sours, Pretentious is a young and promising brewery that you may want to track down. They seem to be available in bottleshops around Cleveland - https://www.pretentiousbarrelhouse.com/cleveland

I'm not sure of any Cleveland breweries focused on sours. This is a pretty good rundown of all breweries in the area though - https://clevelandtraveler.com/cleveland-breweries/

I would definitely recommend Masthead for hazy and pastry stouts and Noble Beast for German beers.

Butcher and the Brewer is also on my list for my next trip to Cleveland - http://www.butcherandthebrewer.com/menu/

Cool, thanks! Thanks for those links. I'll check out the various Cleveland spots for Pretentious, haven't heard of most of them. Noble Beast was on my list, so was Butcher & Brewer :D

Wolf's Ridge Brewing [Limited] - not sure on Cleveland distro, but their stout Dire Wolf is decent and any variations you might find on tap are really good

I was skimming their recent releases, and about a month ago they said they "hope to get deeper into CLE". Not sure if that means they're already around select spots or hope to be in the coming months.

Also, holy shit this Larder place looks amazing.

Pastrami:



Idk, but I want to eat it. :mellow:



charcuterie:



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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2020, 12:29:33 PM »

Pastrami:



Idk, but I want to eat it. :mellow:



charcuterie:



:drool:

This is making me want to go to Cleveland.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2020, 03:56:08 PM »
This is making me want to go to Cleveland.
Me too. :thumbup:

Banter is another place that looks cool, but this pic makes me uncomfortable for some reason.



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crispy fried chicken sausage | braised greens | sweet corn mustard | hot sauce

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2020, 03:59:07 PM »
This is making me want to go to Cleveland.
Me too. :thumbup:

Banter is another place that looks cool, but this pic makes me uncomfortable for some reason.



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crispy fried chicken sausage | braised greens | sweet corn mustard | hot sauce

would bang

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2020, 04:50:24 PM »
This is making me want to go to Cleveland.
Me too. :thumbup:

Banter is another place that looks cool, but this pic makes me uncomfortable for some reason.



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crispy fried chicken sausage | braised greens | sweet corn mustard | hot sauce

Making my pants tight.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2020, 05:12:22 PM »
This is making me want to go to Cleveland.
Me too. :thumbup:

Banter is another place that looks cool, but this pic makes me uncomfortable for some reason.


ZOMG, that poutine menu.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2020, 05:51:32 PM »
This is making me want to go to Cleveland.
Me too. :thumbup:

Banter is another place that looks cool, but this pic makes me uncomfortable for some reason.


ZOMG, that poutine menu.

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Substitute tofu for curds on any poutine

What the fuck?!  Sacrilege

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2020, 10:26:33 PM »
I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

For sours, Pretentious is a young and promising brewery that you may want to track down. They seem to be available in bottleshops around Cleveland - https://www.pretentiousbarrelhouse.com/cleveland

I'm not sure of any Cleveland breweries focused on sours.

From what i’ve read, BottleHouse has a barrel program and doing wild fermentation. Saucy has experimented with Brett and has a sour blonde ale, plus a gose and sour IPA on draft currently.

Note to self, JP isn’t in OH. Guess I was thinking distro-wise in the state.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2020, 11:03:39 PM »
I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

For sours, Pretentious is a young and promising brewery that you may want to track down. They seem to be available in bottleshops around Cleveland - https://www.pretentiousbarrelhouse.com/cleveland

I'm not sure of any Cleveland breweries focused on sours.

From what i’ve read, BottleHouse has a barrel program and doing wild fermentation. Saucy has experimented with Brett and has a sour blonde ale, plus a gose and sour IPA on draft currently.

Note to self, JP isn’t in OH. Guess I was thinking distro-wise in the state.

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I just remembered another wild/sour brewery that has gained a bunch of attention lately is Urban Artifact. Based out of Cincy. We get a ton in Columbus, but not sure on Cleveland area. I think Gadget is their most popular and pretty tasty. They're releasing their 2nd round in their Epicurean series. Supposed to be pretty great stuff.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2020, 11:16:50 PM »
I’m curious if anyone is doing wild or mixed ferm sour stuff besides Jolly Pumpkin.

For sours, Pretentious is a young and promising brewery that you may want to track down. They seem to be available in bottleshops around Cleveland - https://www.pretentiousbarrelhouse.com/cleveland

I'm not sure of any Cleveland breweries focused on sours.

From what i’ve read, BottleHouse has a barrel program and doing wild fermentation. Saucy has experimented with Brett and has a sour blonde ale, plus a gose and sour IPA on draft currently.

Note to self, JP isn’t in OH. Guess I was thinking distro-wise in the state.

 :thumbup:

I just remembered another wild/sour brewery that has gained a bunch of attention lately is Urban Artifact. Based out of Cincy. We get a ton in Columbus, but not sure on Cleveland area. I think Gadget is their most popular and pretty tasty. They're releasing their 2nd round in their Epicurean series. Supposed to be pretty great stuff.

Yes! They were at the Great Taste. Severstad & I tried them early on, good stuff. Will keep an eye out for sure. :cheers:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2020, 12:26:43 PM »
Voodoo Brewery opened up a satellite location in Cleveland Heights, right by BottleHouse. Can't say i've had any of their stuff, but have heard of BBVD. Wine Spot is right next door, and they carry Pretentious Barrel stuff.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2020, 01:51:25 PM »




:deadbanana:

Reuben & chicken schnitzel at Lox, Stock, & Brisket.  :o

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2020, 02:30:57 PM »
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2020, 03:38:48 PM »
..and i'm spent.

Found a newer project in Cleveland that does sour beers, a side project of Bottle House.

https://craft-collective.co/

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2020, 11:26:03 AM »
Another one bites the dust:

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-lake/willoughby-brewing-company-closes-unexpectedly-after-failing-to-pay-sales-taxes

Yeah, I just read that, most people I've heard from saw it coming over a year ago when this happened - https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-cuyahoga/award-winning-brewmaster-leaves-willoughby-brewing-co
That's what i've heard from OH locals on the other site. At least it sounds like he landed on his feet and has a new project opening soon, CLAG Brewing in Sandusky.

Also, let's all move to Cleveland and eat & drink ourselves into oblivion. Whadda ya say?


Fried chicken on homemade biscuit at Larder. :o:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2020, 11:34:28 AM »


Also, let's all move to Cleveland and eat & drink ourselves into oblivion. Whadda ya say?


IN

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2020, 11:37:07 AM »


Also, let's all move to Cleveland and eat & drink ourselves into oblivion. Whadda ya say?


IN
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2020, 11:49:54 AM »
You guys, this place makes craft beer donuts in CLE. :coffee:



Gonna need a warning on this thread, what with all the food pr0n. :mellow:

Edit: with a pinball parlor next door! :excited:
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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2020, 12:48:29 PM »
You guys, this place makes craft beer donuts in CLE. :coffee:



Gonna need a warning on this thread, what with all the food pr0n. :mellow:

Edit: with a pinball parlor next door! :excited:

Worlds collide!  That sounds like a slice of heaven.

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2020, 11:52:01 PM »
Several of my college friends that still live in the Cleveland area have posted their Brewnuts trips. Seems like a great place!

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2020, 12:31:21 AM »
Several of my college friends that still live in the Cleveland area have posted their Brewnuts trips. Seems like a great place!
Do they recommend any other spots?
I’ve got Lilly Chocolate and Sweetie’s on the list for the chocolate-addict i’m married to. :mellow:

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Re: cleveland recs that aren't the obvious ones
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2020, 11:31:54 PM »
Several of my college friends that still live in the Cleveland area have posted their Brewnuts trips. Seems like a great place!
Do they recommend any other spots?
I’ve got Lilly Chocolate and Sweetie’s on the list for the chocolate-addict i’m married to. :mellow:

The dessert menu at Lola is bonkers. They have this fine dining version of a s'mores sundae. So good.

I loved Mitchell's ice cream. I worked at a summer camp outside of Cleveland for a few summers and the key lime pie ice cream was the best.

There's a soda shop called Sweet Moses that is fun. A little touristy but good.