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Saucy Brew Works

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
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143 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2885 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States

(216) 666-2568 | map
saucybrewworks.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
66
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
143
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.28/5
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
pDev:
14.72%
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of zimmerbc
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Let's start with the setting. Old warehouse/ manufacturing facility, dormant for over a decade brought back to life. The charm of the existing building was kept in tact as much as possible. The beer, Brewmaster is second to none, is adventurous but also nail's the core beers. The Pizza, its hard to say its as good as the Beer, but its up there, one of the best in Cleveland no doubt. A lot of attention to detail on all sides of this business. Great for friends, family, kids, welcoming environment to all.

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Photo of Bringholz
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Flew
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of ikidunot
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of wingedeel
3.98/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Well, somebody certainly spent some money on this place. Very visually impressive industrial styled place, with a very nice looking brewing area, and their own canning line. A few tv's here and there, but none at the bar rail.

Beers were hit or miss, with the Ipas being the most impressive. I was told their pizza was very good, but we just tried a meatball appetizer which was fine at happy hour price. The servers at the bar rail were friendly, and helpful. Worth a stop.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The space is cool and the food is good. The beer is rough. I have heard they have brought in a new brewer and have tried some of the newer stuff which has been better. They still have a way to go. The market well and I am sure they are making plenty of money and will live on and get better. They just are not there.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

For such a new brewery, they've taken on a colossal industrial building and successfully spruced it up quite nicely, to an almost corporate feel if I'm being honest. Inside is a relatively modest taproom with an upstairs area for additional seating, and brewing equipment behind a highly stylized taplist and a TV projector. The screen is used for the sports flavor of the day, which seems to be a primary draw, as they were overtaken by University of Michigan fans waiting to watch them lose when we visited, and the volume was up pretty loud.

Very clean and well built, there is plenty of communal seating via larger sized high top tables. The bar is moderately long, with a conveniently located walk-up order station at the edge, which is right next to the open window kitchen displaying all the pizza slinging action. The pizza is great, coming as small as 4-piece, with crackery thin crust and inspired, tasty toppings.

The beer is good, not great, making some effort to cater to the non-beer crowd, not just by including cocktails, but also in some of the beer recipes themselves. Some of the beers are on point and to style, while others are unique but balanced creations that were clearly brought over from Butcher and The Brewer. A few are a bit ostentatious, like an overly flavored fruit beer that tasted like extract or artificial additives, and a pecan Porter that was like taking a shot of amaretto flavoring. There's a nice variety though, with no need for guest drafts at the moment, as well as some cans to go. They have already tapped a barrel aged beer, which is their Belgian Dark Ale--this was not bad, but a bit boozy with a Jack Daniels influence.

Service is pretty attentive and knowledgeable at the moment, with a lot of people that seem to have been in on this place from the jump.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Saucy Brew Works in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 143 ratings