Cornerstone Brewing Company

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Cornerstone Brewing CompanyCornerstone Brewing Company
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Cornerstone Brewing CompanyCornerstone Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Eatery

58 Front Street
Berea, Ohio, 44017
United States

(440) 239-9820 | map

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Reviews by ChrisMon02:
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3.26/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Not a bad place with decent food. Service is usually good but the beer leaves a lot to be desired. Limited offerings, no guest beers and average quality craft beer. Great patio but not a go to for me. With Fat Heads and The Brew Kettle within 15 miles its not normally on my radar.

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Photo of PapaGoose03
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My wife and I visited here for dinner and to try their beers as our last stop on a two-week pub crawl. The brewery is located in what looks like the entertainment district of this suburban community, and it has a corner storefront setting. A small patio is located on the front sidewalk, but we chose to sit inside. The interior has the vibe of a classic neighborhood bar, so I liked the place immediately. It was a Monday evening and they were not busy, so service was great. We had a firecracker of a waitress.

There were 9 beers on tap, and we chose a sampler glass selection of 8 of them. Most of them had an ABV of 5.0 to 5.7 percent, the exceptions being the gold ale at 4.1% and the IPA at 6.9%. Each of the beers was brewed to its respective style, and we noted no defects in them. With the relatively low ABVs, the flavor suffered a little bit, but all of them were decent. Our grading for them ranged from a C+ to a B- so that they scored a 3.5 rating overall. We liked the Seven IPA and the Patriot Red (hoppy) were our favorites.

The food menu had selections that should please almost anyone, and we enjoyed what we ordered. This place and a full bar and a wine selection if you don't like beer. I believe that our server said they they brew their own root beer too. This is a nice place to chill out for a while and enjoy a few beers, and is recommended as a worthy place to visit.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Had a chance to drop by this place on a recent trip to Cleveland. It's got a nice warm feel to it, bar an open kitchen with a good amount of sports fans watching the Cavs as well as families enjoying a nice dinner.

The beers and food were both above average. I could see coming for just the food and being pleased. The beer hits the spot with a small range of styles, but Cleveland has better to offer, so this might be a one-time trip if that is your only reason for going.

Service was solid if slightly overwhelmed. Nothing took too long and the wait staff was happy and friendly.

As mentioned above, decent selection of beers and it seems like they rotate a couple taps seasonally. Food menu is one page but manages to cover several bases. All the food I had was quite tasty.

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was working in the area and rolled into the CBC late one weekday afternoon. I was very impressed with the appearance and detail of the place; it's situated in a very attractive building Berea's central business district. I started with the '7' IPA, which has that great initial hops rush, full body and pleasing finish. I could sip that one all day. I also had the Pilsener they had on which was a very appropriate for a hot summer afternoon. I ordered a salad off the menu and was very pleased with that as well, in quality, content and presentation. Good place to which I'd readily return.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What I liked about this place: convenience to airport; good accoustics so that you can hold a conversation without shouting; well lit; mid sized yet lots of seating available including at bar, andat lunchtime; and very decent beer though nothing extreme. My favourite beer was a fruit beer with real fruit an higher abv (6.7%) than the rest of the more sessionable choices. A passable homemade root beer. Nice tables and chairs, very good service.
Want some guest taps, and a little extreme seasonal.

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Photo of headbucket
3.88/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A: a nice, small and somewhat cozy little place. The whole area is open and you can see the kitchen area while you are sitting. A nice sized bar for a small place and a number or tables in the main seating area. THey have a little patio out front that I have yet to sit in, but it looks like it would be nice on a warm spring or summer night.

Q: Food and beer are both good quality. I haven't had anything spectacular here, but I am always happy to come back. The food is mostly good bar food, burgers, pizzas, some nice entrees like fish and steak. The beer has improved over the last few years I feel.

S: About average. It is a relatively small place and sometimes not too many customers in it, at least at some of the times I have been there. Since it isn't a huge place, they don't have a huge staff, not usually a problem, but it seems like sometimes there can be a lot going on for the small staff.

S: Food selection is average, but I feel the beer selection is above average. They don't have a very big menu, but it is full of a lot of above average to good choices. The buffalo chicken rolls(appetizer) are very god. I have had 2 pizzas that were both very good. The beer selection I feel has grown over the years in variety and quality. They have three beers that are always on tap, one lighter lager, a marzen, and their IPA. Tonight they have these three beers and six other beers available. A variety of styles, and more lagers than I am used to seeing at a place like this, which is nice. None of the beers are mindblowing, but many are above average and something that I wish I could drink on a more regular basis.

F: Not the largest menu, but many solid offerings. Many burgers, sandwiches, about 5-6 pizzas(the buffalo chicken and western are both pretty good). Maybe 7-8 entree inner selections.

V: Pretty good, especially at happy hour, Reasonable to good prices on beer-under $4 a pint most of the time, especially at happy hour, and they have a larger size that is nice and cheap at happy hour too i Believe. Food is a good value in the quality vs. price area.

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Cornerstone Brewing Company in Berea, OH
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 144 ratings