The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,953
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 39 / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Slatetank:
4.28/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I enjoyed stopping here with BA friends Phatz, witbier and his girlfriend. We sat down for lunch and some ale eager to try one of the many menu offerings.
Atmosphere - The place has charm with a nice barbecue joint vibe. There is a massive collection of Breweriana, too much to list by name I was seated near an old tray by Esslinger of Philly. They have great tapboards which are chalkboard w/ abv/style/price listed for each selection on tap. The place is spacious and clean, I liked the saying on the garage door near the brewhouse "Be Nice Or Leave-Thank You"
Selection - They have about 26 taps w/out any crap - all very good craft selections and house brewed ales including Pale, Red, Helles, Frambozen and Rye.
Service - The service really sets this place apart. They have warm friendly waitstaff and Bartenders who know a good deal about what they serve. The food is served quickly and they were helpful to the traveling sort we were.
Quality - Nice attention to detail w/ glassware that is appropriate. They have food that is well prepared w/ a detailed menu and descriptive information. The dining and bathroom areas are clean and the beer served tastes fresh.
Food - The ham and bean soup rocked, just great w/ sweet tomato and slightly smokey ham w/ a light cream and celery taste in the broth. I found the overall value of the establishment to be great considering everything you get for what you pay. They have a handle on how to please craft beer drinkers.
05-02-2008 15:14:03 | More by Slatetank
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Brew Kettle is a great place to have a beer. The only problem I have is that the place just isn't that great. It's small and generic and doesn't have a craft brewery feel to it. I would love to see them get out of the strip mall type space and build a nice, rich stand alone. Despite that, Brew Kettle is great. They have an excellent selection of crafts and you can brew your own beer in the back.
05-24-2014 23:52:02 | More by kjb32812
4.43/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
This is a great brewery to try. While my only criticism is it's small size (you'll be waiting a while on the weekends to get a table), it's really quite inexpensive given the excellent quality of the beer ($1.50 for a sample of the awesome White Rajah!). It's a casual place, with good (but not outstanding) barbeque, very helpful service, and a wine section where you can hang out (and also sample beers) while waiting for a table. Oh, and even though they have awesome Brew Kettle beers, they also have other great beers just so for those who feel like they need even more. Excellent brewery and restaurant!
05-10-2014 04:54:24 | More by DeFaz
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works in Strongsville, OH
95 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.