The Cleveland Brewery

Brewery, Bar

777 E 185th St
Cleveland, Ohio, 44119-2170
United States

(216) 534-6992 | map

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neenerzig from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This is a very small brewpub that opened on the far east and north east side of Cleveland a little over 2 years ago. I didn't realize they'd been open that long, and I am so glad that I made it over there earlier this evening to check the space out and enjoy a few of their beers. When I walked in a few other customers were just leaving. I was greeted warmly by the husband and wife couple John and Mary who own the place. John also brews all they serve. They have 8 taps, all of which are their own beers. The bar is stainless steel and there are about a dozen or so stools at it. There are also 10 tables or so that looked like they could each seat up to around 4 people. A nice hardwood floor and just generally pleasant d├ęcor that gives off a warm and friendly vibe.

For about the first 30-45 minutes or so of my stay I was the only customer in the place. The owners enthusiastically conversed with me about the history of their brewpub and a lot of details about several of the beers they had on tap. Later on during my stay several groups of people came in who were, as I could pretty clearly tell, regular customers of this establishment. I tried 5 oz. sample pours of 5 of their beers. Their flagship beer the 185th Street Wheat Hefeweizen, the Rock N' Roll Double IPA, the Celtic Warrior American Amber/Red Ale, the San Giovanni Farmhouse/Saison Ale, and the bourbon barrel aged version of the Cleveland Imperial Stout. All 5 beers were very good and pretty much spot on for their respective styles. The last 2 I tried, which were the San Giovanni and the Cleveland were my favorites. The prices of these sample pours ranged from $2.00-$4.00 depending on the beer's ABV %.

If you are looking to try some good beer at one of northeast Ohio's/Cleveland's many local breweries and you want something a little low key without the hustle and bustle of the breweries located in downtown, in the Ohio City area, in Lakewood, or without going to the Southwestern area of Cuyahoga County, then this brewery might just be what you are looking for. Just bear in mind that this establishment is only open 2 nights a week, Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00-10:00 P.M., as this venture, at least as of right now and since first opening, is a part time gig/hobby for the owners who both work full time day jobs outside of running this brewery and who are also raising a family.

The only food I believe they serve are the free pretzels they have out on the bar for patrons to snack on. There are several eateries and restaurants well within walking distance of this brewpub, and while I was there another patron brought in food to eat at the bar from one of these other establishments and the owners were very much okay with this. I'll certainly be visiting this place again in the future!


Aug 21, 2016
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

A deliberately small operation that I stop in whenever I visit a friend within walking distance.

Nov 18, 2018
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Wodstirrer from Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Jun 03, 2016
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