Buckeye Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 719
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 18
4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I haven't been here for a year or so, but I imagine it hasn't changed much. The place is in a great part west of Cleveland. Pretty cool looking inside with a beer bar vibe all around.
The tap list is quite good with a wide variety of beer choices. They have their own they brew, so you'll never be let down with a style you want as it is always there. But the real gem is the bottle list. It is a doozy and very fun to check out.
Service was nothing special but not bad either, just solid all around.
The food is damn tasty and well worth going there for lunch or dinner. There seems to be a bit of a wait at busy times, but it isn't anything too crazy.
You should definitely hit up the BBC if you're in the area as it will not disappoint.
08-04-2011 21:23:07 | More by steebo777
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere is inviting. More like a neighborhood bar than a high end beer pub. They have a horseshoe bar with tables along the walls, an outdoor area, and a dining area off to the side. The back wall behind the bar has around 30 taps and a price list for what they have on tap.
The quality and selection were both outstanding. The day I went they had 27 beers on tap, two being cask conditioned. Besides having their own beers on tap they had selections from Bells, Bear Republic, Brew Dog, Dark Horse, Dogfish Head, Grimbergen, Ithaca, Lagunitas, Left Hand, North Coast, Ommegang, and others I cant remember. Besides a great selection of draft beers they also had around 200 different bottled beers from around the world. Only two were macros, Pabst and Schlitz.
The service and food were also very good. I would go just for the burgers.
As for the value, I had a glass of beer, a plate of sliders with fries and breaded pickle, a couple samples, and took home a 64 oz growler for under $30 with tip.
I highly recommend this place.
Update: Ive been back several times and all I can say is this place is dedicated to beer. They have beer dinners, beer breakfasts, Ive had vintage/aged beers there, not to mention 420 Hop Fest.
04-04-2010 03:28:00 | More by sitarist
3.84/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went in Buckeye Beer Engine last night.
The atmospehere was nice, wood panelig on the walls with selves of empty bottles near the top. The bar was big almost had the shape of half an octogon. Tap list was behind the bar, fairly hard to read but also had beer menus floating around.
Beer slecetion was good, I counted about 20 on tap from the likes of Brookyln, DFH, Breckenridge, Stone, Rouge, Lefthand, etc. Seemed like the had an overwelming amount of Brookyln on tap, must of had a Beer dinner or something featureing them. Everything appeared to be served in the correct glass wear for the style.
We only stopped in for one beer, but the service was good despite the huger crowd that had gathered. The food also looked and smelled good.
Prices were reasonable. No compliants there.
02-21-2009 12:36:23 | More by UDbeernut
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Well no BMC offerings to be found here except for PBR! They have 27 beers on tap at all times and also have a good number of bottled beers available and two cask offerings. My friends and I were all going to get Bell's Amber ale from the cask but they had just run out of it. Instead we all got a tasty Double IPA, but it was so busy in there and so noisy, that I couldn't hear the name of the beer clearly from our waitress. I am not even sure it was a cask offering or one of their fine offerings from the tap. The only thing I didn't enjoy about my experience there was that this bar had a sort of sports bar feel, with 2 large flat screen TV's above the bar showing sorts games. it is pretty much like a sports bar with some of the greatest craft beer memorabilia and a very great selection. Some of beers on tap include: PBR, Buckeye Chinook IPA, Stone Pale Ale, Stone Ruination, Buckeye Amarillo IPA, Blanche de Chambly, Rogue I2PA, Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, Monty Python Holy Grail Ale, etc. The food portions were large enough, but the fries I received were sort of thin and stringy. The service was excellent. I will revisit this place again soon at a time when it is not so busy and I will be sure that I get a cask offering! Their humus and soup are both very good too!
11-08-2008 02:46:27 | More by neenerzig
3.66/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Brew Keeper, which used to be a joint venture with Buckeye Brewing Co, is apparently a separate entity now. The establishment is located not too far off I-271 and is pretty easy to spot. There is a small front parking lot.
Inside there is a small room devoted to homebrew supplies, then a door leads into the warehouse/bar area. It's kind of dark and industrial-looking. The bar is along the left side, and a wall full of homebrew stickers adorns the right.
The beer selection includes around 12 taps with Brew Keeper and Buckeye (for how long, it remains to be seen) along with some other selections like Summit and Barrelhouse. The bottled selection is pretty limited, with only around 5 available. Samples are available upon request.
The service here is pretty good. We got kind of a cold response upon asking about the disappearance of the Buckeye name from the building. However I was treated to a free beer for my birthday so who can complain?
Food here is not really an option outside of cashews and chips.
Overall I was pretty disappointed that Buckeye is evidently moving elsewhere. However the beers presented by Brew Keeper hold their own and are worth trying again.
09-15-2006 03:59:48 | More by Dogbrick
4.56/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I have heard a lot about this place, and have been meaning to stop by for quite some time. Glad I finally did!!
From the outside you would swear this place is just another machine shop in Northeast Ohio. But walk inside, and it is the wonderful world of craft beer right in front of you!
The bar is located in the warehouse area where you can see the brewers at work. The staff is very knowledgable and is happy to talk about their beer. With the place being so small and regional, you just never know whats going to happen either. When I was there they had just finished creating a Stout and decided to serve it. It was great! We were able to drink it and share comments with the brewers right as they were drinking it for the first time as well!!
The atomoshpere is odd because of the setting. But the people there are amazing. The people that come to this place truly respect beer and love to talk beer as well. So while the surroundings might be different than most, the people there make it very comforting. Its actually a unique combination that I grew to enjoy with every passing moment.
The happy hour prices are great as well- $2-$3 for a pint. Not sure about food. I didn't really see a menu, but on Friday they bring in a large and wide variety of very good bread that is free for the eating while there.
Overall, if you are anywhere in the Cleveland area, Buckeye Brewing is a must stop!
03-24-2006 21:37:51 | More by Bones54
4.64/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE OLD LOCATION.
This is just a great place to have a beer! Both their beers and the beer from other breweries is excellent. The bar staff knows all the beers they sell, and the other patrons do too. There is no cheap or bad beer available. Last weekend they had about 6 of their own beers on tap, and 6 to 8 other beers. The other beers that I remember were Bell's Third Coast Ale, Delerium Tremens, Old Crustacean. Plus Buckeye's 76 IPA, Amirillo IPA, Martian Marzen, Yuppie ESB... They have no real food, just popcorn, cachews, and complimentary bread sometimes. They do facilitate ordering food from nearby places. They have a number of menus to look at.
There are TVs and pretty good music playing. The place is not going to impress you for any reason other than for the beer. But it is a great place to drink beer, discuss beer, and even brew your own beer if you want.
05-09-2005 04:11:11 | More by bigbubba
3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Situated across the parking lot from the Linking Wizard...er...Winking Lizard in beautiful (sarcasm) Bedford Heights, unless you knew what you were looking for, you'd probably miss the BBC. It looks like it occupies an older office complex. Pass through the "insurance salesman's office" at the front, where they've got some offices and homebrewing equipment, along with some current batches are fermenting. Back through the door to where the pub area is. Take-out fridges, along with some brewing equipment lead to the cold storage area and the taps. Behind that are some tables, the requisite "Golden Tee" game and a dartboard. At the back wall is the rest of the brewing necessities.
The erasable board carries the daily listings. Actually, quite a decent selection compared the Lizard next door. Rogue's Impy Pilsener & Old Crusty, many of the Buckeye Brews, and cask 2-hearted (the reason for our trip). Decent prices. I think we got undercharged, as we drank a boatload of beer between the 4 of us and only paid $34 for everything. Good service, though I think one of the bartenders was more thank half in the bag. A good place to have an above average beer.
04-19-2005 01:16:25 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
4.44/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Cheers: Buckeye Brews on tap with a kick ass happy hour. Free (I guess) trays of homemade goodies sitting on the counter for us to try? Marzen and Hippie IPA were stellar replacements for the 76er. Labels are posted on the wall for your enjoyment of how stupid/ ugly/ better your label ideas are. A bar "hidden" in a brewery, what a concept. Reminds me of a speakeasy. Buckeye has a touch of being illegal to it, I'm sure this type of venture and/or having fun is strictly forbidden in Ohio. No aging hipsters or posing scensters here. Just good ole boys basking in the glow of copper kettles and taking in the fresh aromas of hops and malt goodness. Bathrooms have showers in case you're feeling romantic or need to wash vomit off your shoes. A diamond in the rough.
Jeers: Not enough time to sit here and enjoy all the brews, being from out of town, we didn't know the way @ and didn't want to get pinched with flammable breath driving down the wrong way on the I-70. Located in an unassuming strip mall, you would expect a pawn/porn/lawnmower repair shop to be next door. Signage confusing upon entering. We almost turned @ and walked out. Snooty people with fake French accents spotted making wine. Marzen is pronounced Mare (as in the horse) zen, its German, not Mars (as in the planet) zen. Out of 76'er.
03-01-2005 20:45:47 | More by wailingwench
4.24/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
We popped in here right after flying into CLE from BWI earlier this week. I was staying in Beachwood. The nice Embassy Suites was closer to where I would be working, and this place was probably less than 3 miles from the front door of the hotel. Mad props to the folks on the Great Lakes forum and Cleveland BeerFly folks. They steered me in the right direction.
The entire little complex here was very unassuming. The brew on premises, brewpub, and the nearby Winking Lizard all looked more like a strip mall office park from the outside. The ring of trucks and cars had me knowing that we could enjoy NL playoffs and MNF at the same time.
The quality of the beers is stellar. Over two and a half days, we sampled our way through most. They were all tasty. They had about a dozen taps, evenly split between their own selection and guest beers. I don’t quite remember any of the guests this week, but I do remember nodding my head, recognizing that they were worthwhile. I was there to try the locals, anyway. There were quite a few bottles to be had. I was very happy to fill my carry on with some of the fine mid-western brews that I can’t get at home, most notably the Great Lakes line. The service’s knowledge of the craft was definitely above average. There is no food to be had, so we slipped around and got some grub at the Winking Lizard. Surprisingly, we weren’t disappointed there either….
10-14-2004 21:23:23 | More by Dithyramb
Buckeye Brewing Company in Lakewood, OH
92 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.