OK, so Benjamin Franklin didn’t say it, but it is still a sentiment to embrace, especially in Cleveland.
With around 20 local breweries, a cold one on a hot August day isn’t far away. We have IPAs, lagers, stouts, ales, porters; light, dark, red, black; and some that I can only describe, tactfully, as novelty offerings.
There are plenty of guides:
Don’t take our word for it. Here are some not-to-miss recommendations from a Chicago-based beer aficionado for Cleveland’s beers.
If transportation is a problem, there’s always the Cleveland Brew Bus, which offers a variety of tours and tastings. Sign up for a planned tour, or gather 15 other SAA beer enthusiasts for a custom tour.
And if you like your beer mixed with pastry, Brewnuts is the place for beer-based doughnuts. Words don’t do justice to these morsels–some things you just have to experience to appreciate!
For those interested in breweries of yesteryear, check out:
- Cleveland Breweries Remembered, Cleveland Memory Project
- Brewing & Distilling Industry, The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- The Brewing Industry in Cleveland, Cleveland Historical