The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production WorksThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
84 Beers
1,169 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 72
Visits: 149
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
Taps: 39
Bottles: --
Cask:
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: 72 | Visits: 149
Reviews by csmiley:
Photo of csmiley
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The Brew Kettle is located in a small shopping center with just a couple other stores. The front of the "Kettle" is small and looks to be disappointing based on the glowing reviews from this site.

Once inside the two doors, the pub space is much larger than the facade would have you believe. The space is long and narrow. There is a bar of decent length along one wall and booths along the other wall. There is also room for a few tables toward the back. There are a few televisions placed around the bar but they do not distract from the overall experience. After getting into a booth, the primary focus of the place starts to become clear. Brewerania is everywhere.

They have a total of 24 taps with about 6 of those being from the Ringneck Brewing Co. Guest taps included selections from Rogue, Founders, Barrelhouse, Stoudts, Stone, and Dogfish Head. Service is typical for a BBQ / bar establishment. Atmosphere is very casual and laid back. Even if service is a little slow, it is completely appropriate for the vibe of this place. The food is good if you go for the pork or something else along those lines. Looking at some of the sandwiches ordered by my party, I have to knock the food score down a point of two.

The back of the "Kettle" houses the BOP and a small desk with shirts, glasses and bombers. During my visit the BOP was quite busy. Of course, those people are working at brewing their own beer so I didn't mind standing around for a bit to let the crowd thin out. If I lived closer to the "Kettle" I would give the BOP a try. They carry a selection of bombers from the Ringneck Brewery for carry-out. I ended up with a Rye Ale, ESB, and the Big Woody Lager. I would recommend stopping by if in the Cleveland area. (1,739 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of OGFGabv
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Overall great experience. Great line up of beers on tap, and great food. Last time I was there, brewer was actually behind the bar and served me my beer. I wouldn't have known otherwise, but my wife and I were having a beer at the bar and talking about our upcoming homebrew recipe, which we were going to buy there before we left. Next thing I knew, he was chatting it up us, and helped us complete our recipe. Very cool! (422 characters)

Photo of indianabeerman
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Overall a cool place and I enjoyed my visit. Food was terrific. The service was quick and friendly. Our waitress seemed knowledgeable . . . My only complaint about The Brew Kettle was the lack of house brews. They carried a lot of beer from many respected breweries but only had about 7 or so house taps. If in the area I would go back again for sure though. (358 characters)

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of azazel762
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of slasich
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Monger
4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDlovesbeer
4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.67/5  rDev +8.9%

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works in Strongsville, OH
95 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.