Great Lakes Brewing Company located across the street from St. Ignatius High School and the West Side Market is home to some award winning lagers including Burning River Pale Ale, Commodore Perry IPA, Dortmunder Gold, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and Eliot Ness Amber Lager. Additionally, they have seasonal brews including Conway’s Irish Ale, Chillwave Double IPA, Rye of the Tiger IPA and Christmas Ale.
If you’ve never been to their tasting room I’d strongly recommend it!
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The Winking Lizard Tavern is one of my personal favorite watering holes in the Cleveland area. They have a whopping 18 locations all with an outstanding beer selection. They’re best known for their wings and their World Tour of Beers.
You can check them out on the web at www.winkinglizard.com. Do you have a favorite Winking Lizard location?
Lizardville is a beer store and whiskey bar that offers over 600 different bottled beers from around the world, all sold individually for carry-out or for in-house enjoyment. Lizardville has locations in Bedford Heights, Copley, and Lakewood.
I’m headed to Indiana next weekend to visit my buddy. He was in Cleveland in the spring and we sampled the amazing Great Lakes Chillwave. I picked up these two four packs for the journey. He’ll be thrilled.
If you’re not familiar with Chillwave, its a seasonal double IPA. Well worth checking out the next time it’s available. Check it out on Beer Advocate.
If you’re a Clevelander and you like beer, more than likely you’re a fan of Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company. And while the official Christmas Ale tapping typically occurs in October, you can find some local establishments that will hold a barrel or two for Christmas in July activities.
I snapped this pic the last time I was at Melt in their Independence location. Melt Bar & Grilled specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups. They have 40 beers on tap and over 150 bottled beers featuring domestic micro-craft and imports.
Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon opened in North Olmsted on April 7, 2009. The brewpub has a 35-seat bar and a 200-seat dining room. There are 30 rotating tap hands that serve beers from Fat Head’s as well as guest breweries.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day. Cleveland like many other cities will have its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and thousands of Clevelanders will turn out wearing their green and shamrock covered clothing. Not only will there be parades, shamrocks and possible a leprechaun or two, there’s one thing that you can be sure will be flowing… green beer.
This pic was taken outside the Tilted Kilt in downtown Cleveland a few months back but I figured it’d be a good one to post the day before St. Patty’s. Be careful out there tomorrow folks…