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Cornerstone Brewing Company

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Cornerstone Brewing CompanyCornerstone Brewing Company
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40 Beers
126 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Eatery ]

58 Front Street
Berea, Ohio, 44017
United States
phone: (440) 239-9820

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Pleasant, old-fashioned sort of latmosphere. For once, music was kept at a level in which it was audible, but below normal conversation level - definite plus. About 7-8 beers on tap of varying styles, yet most were around 5% range and only one (Seven IPA) above 7%. Our server was friendly, however, the restaurant seemed extremely understaffed, and the service and kitchen were both quite slow considering our off-peak, weekday visit. Both the beer and the pizza that I ordered were tasty. The beer came at a a good price, but overall, the menu seemed a bit pricey. Worth a visit if in the area.

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was working in the area and rolled into the CBC late one weekday afternoon. I was very impressed with the appearance and detail of the place; it's situated in a very attractive building Berea's central business district. I started with the '7' IPA, which has that great initial hops rush, full body and pleasing finish. I could sip that one all day. I also had the Pilsener they had on which was a very appropriate for a hot summer afternoon. I ordered a salad off the menu and was very pleased with that as well, in quality, content and presentation. Good place to which I'd readily return.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What I liked about this place: convenience to airport; good accoustics so that you can hold a conversation without shouting; well lit; mid sized yet lots of seating available including at bar, andat lunchtime; and very decent beer though nothing extreme. My favourite beer was a fruit beer with real fruit an higher abv (6.7%) than the rest of the more sessionable choices. A passable homemade root beer. Nice tables and chairs, very good service.
Want some guest taps, and a little extreme seasonal.

Photo of headbucket
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A: a nice, small and somewhat cozy little place. The whole area is open and you can see the kitchen area while you are sitting. A nice sized bar for a small place and a number or tables in the main seating area. THey have a little patio out front that I have yet to sit in, but it looks like it would be nice on a warm spring or summer night.

Q: Food and beer are both good quality. I haven't had anything spectacular here, but I am always happy to come back. The food is mostly good bar food, burgers, pizzas, some nice entrees like fish and steak. The beer has improved over the last few years I feel.

S: About average. It is a relatively small place and sometimes not too many customers in it, at least at some of the times I have been there. Since it isn't a huge place, they don't have a huge staff, not usually a problem, but it seems like sometimes there can be a lot going on for the small staff.

S: Food selection is average, but I feel the beer selection is above average. They don't have a very big menu, but it is full of a lot of above average to good choices. The buffalo chicken rolls(appetizer) are very god. I have had 2 pizzas that were both very good. The beer selection I feel has grown over the years in variety and quality. They have three beers that are always on tap, one lighter lager, a marzen, and their IPA. Tonight they have these three beers and six other beers available. A variety of styles, and more lagers than I am used to seeing at a place like this, which is nice. None of the beers are mindblowing, but many are above average and something that I wish I could drink on a more regular basis.

F: Not the largest menu, but many solid offerings. Many burgers, sandwiches, about 5-6 pizzas(the buffalo chicken and western are both pretty good). Maybe 7-8 entree inner selections.

V: Pretty good, especially at happy hour, Reasonable to good prices on beer-under $4 a pint most of the time, especially at happy hour, and they have a larger size that is nice and cheap at happy hour too i Believe. Food is a good value in the quality vs. price area.

Photo of brushtachio
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

came for lunch. Atmosphere was nice long bar in a long skinny room . They were having an oktoberfest special so there were several traditional german meals on the menu. Waitress wasn't too interests in explaining any thing about their beers. " they're all on the board". Was the only explanation. So I had to ask what style each one was.. Beer by beer.

IPA which was pretty good
Pumpkin which was average
Smoked rye

Beer was solid but nothing special. Food is definitely your typical bar food but done well.

Photo of Will46andbrew
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The beer selection was very good. It wasn't the typical selection of most Brew Pubs, Larger, Pale Ale, Red, Porter, IPA. The Cornerstone had a wide selection of typical american beers; Larger, Red, IPA, but they also had a few Belgian style ales as well. I had the Angry Gorilla and the Liquid Soul, both very good.

The atmosphere was very nice, historic with a touch of elegance, very comfortable.

I didn't have the food, but it smelled and looked excellent next time I will eat there as well.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for good beer!

Photo of Dogbrick
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Cornerstone Brewing is located in downtown Berea just a couple miles from I-71. Street parking is fairly plentiful in the surrounding Berea Triangle area.

The brewpub is long and relatively narrow with the bar running almost the entire length of the establishment on the right side. Table seating takes up the rest of the space. There are a lot of windows on the left that let in sunlight. The kitchen is also open. There is a board showing all the current beers on tap behind the bar as well.

The beer selection is decent and pretty well-rounded, and Cornerstone has a sampler of their 7 beers available. The beers range from Lager to Dry Stout with a couple interesting choices like a Tripel and Spring Wine. Overall the beers are average with one or two standouts.

Service was decent on a weekday evening. The server knew the beers well enough but it seemed like the longer we were there the harder it was to find her, especially when we were ready for the check. No big deal though.

The food here is above average pub grub. I tried a burger and found it very tasty, and my friends also enjoyed their sandwiches.

Overall this is a worthwhile stop considering how near the interstate it is. Definitely worth a visit to anyone traveling to or from Cleveland on I-71.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Third stop on my west Cleveland suburb tour. Quaint and popular little bar in a small downtown of a small suburb.

8 beers on tap: Oktoberfest, Gold, Stout, Belgian Dark, Hefe, Apricot, IPA, and Wit.

All range from average to good. Oktoberfest and IPA were stand outs for me.

Staff was absolutely fantastic – friendly, talkative, informative, prompt, etc…Unfortunately, I missed meeting BA Quasimoto, one of the brewmasters, because my girlfriend was being a bit impatient and I was being forgetful.

Food looked good but I didn’t try any.

The atmosphere was great, very small town tavern but cleaned up and nicely modernized. The chalkboard beer list is attractive and lists all the pertinent info about the beers, which is a nice touch.

Worth a trip from Cleveland. If you go be sure to hit up the Brew Kettle also, as it is just a few minutes away from here.

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Cornerstone Brewing Company in Berea, OH
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.