Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 80
Beer Ratings: 34,190
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 326 | Reviews: 211 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stinger80OH:
4.73/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
GLBC is the cornerstone of Cleveland's rapidly growing beer community and one of the first places where I started getting really interested in craft beer. Great Lakes has a typical, not too fancy pub and restaurant as well as their beer cellar (during evening hours) for patrons to visit. The atmosphere is what you would expect from a larger craft brewery...decent sized main bar with a steady crowd of people from lunchtime through evening and a handsome dining room that serves guests some tasty options from their kitchen. During the warmer months in CLE, GLBC's patio attracts large crowds especially during Indians home games and during happy hour. Great Lakes beer selection is generally around 8-10 handles. These always include favorites such as Dortmunder Gold, Eliot Ness, Commodore Perry, and Edmund Fitzgerald plus there is a frequent rotation of seasonally made batches to fill in the rest of the tap selection. My recommendation for those who have had GLBC beers in bottles is to try any of the selections you have never seen before, as everything they make are pretty darn good. Service is always excellent. From the moment you arrive on the patio or the front hostess stand, service is always polite and with a smile. The bartenders pay close attention to your glass and ensure that you are always content while under their roof. Food includes standard pub fare including fish and chips, baked pretzels and a sausage and cheese platter. During the local harvest months, GLBC prides itself on using as much locally sourced ingredients as possible and even has a partnership with a nearby farm in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If you are visiting and are planning on attending a Cleveland Indians or Cavs game, be sure to check out their Fatty Wagon which runs on straight vegetable oil. Roundtrip fare is $1 per person. Overall, Great Lakes continues to produce some of the finest beers around and is a great place to come visit.
05-31-2012 17:11:02 | More by Stinger80OH
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