The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,946
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 39 / Bottles:
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bigkingken:
4.28/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
This is one rockin' and hoppin' place. It's always jam-packed full of people. It's a great place to go, but either too small or too popular. They need more space. The décor is fun, the staff is friendly, and they let people brew their own beer with their equipment! You can tour their facilities while waiting for a table, which you're almost sure to have to do. But I'd much rather have to wait in a popular, delicious pub than get seated right away at a crappy one.
The food is great! Barbecue baby! The ribs are awesome. The sides are delicious. You get a ton of food and at a reasonable price. I'd come back often if I could and sample some of everything. My favorite was the pulled pork. Very well done!
I think that because they basically rent their brewing equipment out, that they occasionally don't have a very deep list of their own beers. They have a great list of guest beers that you don't usually find in Ohio, but I'd still prefer more selections of Ring Neck Brewing.
*On a return visit, they had a much stronger showing of their own label. Something along the lines of eight house-made brews, all very strong and well-done. I sat for hours and enjoyed pint after pint. It's hard to pick a winner because everything was delicious!
Very good service. They're always busy but the waitress is always ready to fill your glass or take care of a request. And they don't mind when you sit and hang out til closing time.
08-28-2009 23:05:12 | More by bigkingken
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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.