The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production WorksThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production WorksThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

8377 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio, 44136
United States

(440) 239-8788 | map
thebrewkettle.com

Notes: AKA - The Brew Kettle Production Works
BEER STATS
Average:
4.08
Beers:
90
Reviews:
1,400
Ratings:
5,698
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.29
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
180
pDev:
8.39%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

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

Jun 17, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Blogjackets from Ohio

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

Good selection of beer and often quality visiting handles. Service is always good and bartenders are helpful to new visitors. The food is very good, far above typical pub food. The smoked wings are fantastic. One of my favorite places for a quick beer or lunch.

Mar 16, 2020
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

A pretty well known spot. Some of their beers bring home major silverware. I was really excited to visit the taproom. I was kinda let down. It's just a restaurant. Nothing really special about it. I'd already tried all the beers they had on tap. Those beers are solid, but I was hoping for something you can't pick up at the grocery store. It's still a big time spot everyone should visit.

Sep 06, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Overall, a decent place. They serve their own beers as well as some other breweries. Brew Kettle beers were good. I had a salad, and it was fine. Service was as expected.
Can't really say anything bad about this place, but to be honest, nothing really stood out either.

Oct 26, 2018
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Oct 23, 2018
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Cafu912 from Ohio

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

Jan 10, 2018
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KirkMc74 from Ohio

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

Best IPA!!

Dec 01, 2017
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped here on a Thursday afternoon for a late lunch and to try their beers. The pub is located inside a strip mall that appears to be mostly occupied by Brew Kettle. Ample parking is at the front. The interior has great vibe to it with brewerania covering much of the wall space, and you could smell beer brewing. I noted a small patio behind the building. The place was not busy at mid-afternoon on a Thursday so we had very good service.

There are 30 taps here, but only 10 are house beers and the rest are guest taps, some of which were tempting but we came here to try the house beers. We ordered sampler glasses of 6 beers to try to arrive at an overall evaluation. All of them were brewed very well to style so that we ended up giving an overall 4.0 rating to them. We didn't place any in an exceptional category, but the notable ones were the Kitka Milk Stout, the Trebu Cliche Belgian Saison (which tasted almost like a Trippel to me), and Black Rajah IPA.

We liked the food that we ordered. They have great BBQ here. This place has been on my radar to visit for 5+ years, so a vacation trip passing through this area was reason enough to hop off the turnpike to visit here. Highly recommended.

Aug 21, 2017
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will23188 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 05, 2017
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Marzen_Fan from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jul 04, 2017
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mkyer from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A real gem. A good selection of house beers as well as a variety of guest beers, including some from Ohio. The smoked chicken wings are great, and the walls are lined with a collection of beer trays.

Jul 03, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Jun 20, 2017
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Coho11 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 03, 2017
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CPAles from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 24, 2017
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LaGuarns from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Jun 14, 2016
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bcgeiman from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 10, 2016
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ineburg

4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

friggin awesome place! I love TBK

Apr 11, 2016
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TrapJaw77 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Overall great experience.

Apr 06, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 01, 2016
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Doublicious from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 14, 2016
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glass_house from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Feb 09, 2016
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Brenden from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Notes are from 12/28/15, second time I've stopped there off of I-80 between OH and NY

Settled into a parking lot just off the thruway on a main strip in Strongsville, it's got a new brick/old school feel to it as part of a small strip next to an affiliated wine shop. It's bigger on the inside, or so it seems, as it takes up continuing space you can't really see from outside. It's cluttered by in a homey sort of way. In front is the merchandising, host's desk, counter with the register and some beer coolers behind it, to the left and middle the booths and tables. A large industrial steel door, open when the brewpub is, separates a large bar area with more tables and a lot more clutter. A large chalkboard displaying Brew Kettle beers on tap and in bottles as well as the dozens of guest taps and bottles is on a wall in each section.
The service has been good both times I've been, and the staff is both friendly and generally quick. It can be very busy in there, and they still come back pretty regularly.
The beer was excellent, and there was a great selection to choose from of great quality both from Brew Kettle and otherwise. The sample paddle was great, with an informative numbered list that made selection fast and simple, and you can then correlate the number on the paddle with the numbers on the list in front of you.
The food exceeded expectations by a wide margin. I was prepared for good food, but this went beyond that. It is some of the most impressive food, smoked or otherwise, that I've had at a brewpub.

Jan 20, 2016
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jan 18, 2016
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capt93 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Jan 03, 2016
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erk0607 from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Love the Brew Kettle, if it weren't for the wait, I'd go there all the time. Unfortunately, it's always packed and there is almost always a wait, no matter when you go in and whether you opt of the bar or for a table somewhere... which I guess is a good indicator of what they offer. That said, I don't quite think it's worth a 45 minute wait or more to get a beer and a meal. The food is really good, decently priced, and there's a lot of options, especially when it comes to some of the more unique things like BBQ spaghetti w/ pulled pork or the messy pulled pork salad.

Jan 01, 2016
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works in Strongsville, OH
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 5698 ratings