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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production WorksThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Based on:
72 Beers
3,810 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 131
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Taps: 39
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

8377 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio, 44136
United States
phone: (440) 239-8788

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Reviews by adamette:
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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Got back from visiting this place about 30 minutes ago. My wife and I went there for dinner and, of course, to sample their beers.

Atmosphere: Walking in there are 2 booths to the left and 13 booths to the right down the long, deep dining area at the end of which is the brewery itself. There are about 13 bar stools near the bar to the immdediate left as you enter with a chalkboard above the bar with the current tap list. There are an additional 20 seats with tables on the left just beyond the bar.
There are multitudes of beer signage, metal trays, empty growlers, bottles (including a presumably empty oaked arrogant bastard 3L bottle), glasses (including a few of those german "Das Boot" glass boots). I can recall many signs for Belgian beers but also Schlitz, DFH, Bell's, Great Lakes and many, many more. Maybe 300 signs. I really like this atmoshpere. It has the immediate impression of being a Beer Advocate location. I did also notice the "Rate Beer" sticker on the front door. The Menu states that it was a local Magazine's choice as Cleveland's Favorite Brewpub.

Quality: Really good. Beers presented with care in correct glassware (although most correct glassware were simply pint glasses). Brewery in the back is pretty much open to the public as there is a small shop in back where you can watch people working on the brews, buy some clothing and buy some bottles to boot. This is a high quality place for BA's.

Service: Just fine. Our waiter Doug was patient and helpful.

Selection: Out of the 24 taps there are 9 that are brewed in house which leaves the rest of them for quality taps from around the country. Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, Raison d'Etre, Left Hand Snow Bound Winter Ale, Great Divide Hibernation, Founder's Breakfast Stout, SN Celebration, Bell's Winter White, Straub Lager, Barrelhouse Belgian Winter Ale, Wyder's Dry Pear Cider, Rogue Paul's Black Lager, Lagunitas IPA, Boulder Never Summer, Victory Old Horizontal, BJ's PM Porter.

Food: Quite good as well. I had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a bowl of Sausage Ale Soup (?). My wife had a meatloaf sandwich and some fries. Both of us really liked our meal. I really liked the cole slaw which was both sweet and peppery. The food, while good, is just a bonus after you get a load of the beer list.

My sandwich (with broccoli on the side) was $5.50 and the bowl of soup was $4.49. My wife's sandwich was $6.49 or something. This is simply an inexpensive place. Oh, the beers are $3 before 7pm (in house brews only).

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works in Strongsville, OH
96 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.