PHOTOS: Celebrate National Drink a Beer Day at these 10 Northeast Ohio breweries
If you ever needed an excuse to drink a craft beer from Cleveland's breweries, then National Beer Day is the day. Cleveland's beer scene continues to grow, offering new crafted beers as the seasons turn. Pumpkin spice ales, coffee stouts and Oktoberfest beers celebrate the changing season in Cleveland.
Platform Brewery | 4125 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Platform Brewery If you're going to try one of Northeast Ohio's well-known breweries, then go to the tap house where all the magic happens. Right when you walk inside, notes of hops and yeast fill the air. Serving up their signature "Head Hunter IPA" and "Bumbleberry" beers, there's always a happy hour and draft list with something you haven't yet tried.
Fat Heads Brewery & Tap House | 18741 Sheldon Road Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Fat Heads Brewery One of the newer breweries in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, Terrestrial Brewery provides views of the train track and Lake Erie, views that are synonymous with the city. While getting your drink on, they brewery holds month events that revolve around music, yoga and fundraisers.
Terrestrial Brewing Company | 7524 Father Frascati Drive Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Terrestrial Brewing Located in the heart of downtown on E. 4th Street, Butcher & Brewer celebrates beer and culinary creations in one space. Producing beer on site, their brewing philosophy is light and lofty with a wide selection of IPAs and German beers. New beers for fall include "Eat a Plum" which uses close to 200 pounds of plums and the "Nitro Albino Stout" which appears a white color but still packed chocolate and coffee overtones.
Butcher & The Brewer | 2043 E. 4th Street Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Butcher and Brewer Located off the train tracks in Akron, R. Shea Brewing is one of Akron's newest breweries that produces all their beer via pressureized fermentation, thus eliminating the additional step of carbonation that many breweries do. There's a beer for everyone here—from the Akron's Harvest Ale and a Campfire Pale Ale to their signature Rubber City Red Ale and Chocolate Coffee Stout.
R. Shea Brewing | 1662 Merriman Road Akron, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: R. Shea Brewing This brewery probably has some of the most creative names for beers in Cleveland. Names like "Dead Man's Curve IPA", "Kleveland Kolsch" and "Polka City Pilsner" are some of the offerings. Their menu is also reflrective of the Cleveland's Eastern Eurpoean community by offering pierogis, cabbage rolls and Schnitzle.
Goldhorn Brewery | 1361 E. 55th Street, Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Goldhorn Brewery This
Saucy Brew Works | 2885 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland| Saucy Brew Works Located in the historic Bryant Building, which housed an automative dealership in 1921, has floor to ceiling beams and picnic table-like seating for a casual vibe. The taproom, featuring 300 seats and 50 seat dog friendly patio provides a look of downtown Cleveland. The beers range from a classic German pilsner to a jalapeno IPA that will sure to make your taste buds come alive.
Masthead Brewery | 1261 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Masthead Brewery Forest City Brewery is tucked away on the edge of Ohio City. Built in 1900s, it's vintage tasting room, mismatched decor and cozy, backyard style patio provides a great atmosphere to enjoy the wave of seasonal brews. Beers are always brewed on site and are never bottled.
Forest City Brewery | 2135 Columbus Road Cleveland, OhioPhoto by: Yelp Cleveland: Forest City Brewery Noble Brewing Company is a family ran brewery located in downtown Cleveland. Its taproom sits among seating area so guests get the ultimate view of their favorite beer being made. They also released a new beer called the Kapitan Alt Bier— it was traditionally only available to regular customers and those in the know. It's a little hoppier with a slightly stronger alcohol content.
1740 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.Photo by: Noble Brewing Co.