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2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland OH 44113-3434
Telephone: +1 216-771-4404
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-midnight, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1:00am.
Brewer: Mark Hunger
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Notes

Visited: January 9, 2002

Opened: 1988

Annual Production: 60,000 bbl

Contributor: chas

Good beers here at this somewhat-hard-to-find place. Don't be intimidated by the IBU ("bitterness") ratings on their beer menu...I think they're greatly exaggerated. Tours are available Fridays from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00-9:00pm.

Updated: July 11, 2014

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  • Awards:
    • Date: January 9, 2002 (#4067)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, thick head. Floral hop aroma. Medium-light body, lots of sweet malt, not a lot of hop flavor. Tastes a lot like the Traditional Lager. "50 IBU".

  • 9.00% abv.
    Awards:

  • 5.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships
    • Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships
    • Gold Medal, 1995 World Beer Championships
    • Gold Medal, 1994 World Beer Championships
    • Silver Medal, 1993 Great American Beer Festival
    • Date: January 9, 2002 (#4072)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden-amber, thick head. Lots of caramel aroma, some smoke? Medium body, low carbonation, lots of citrus and spicy hop flavor, mild bitterness in the finish. "65 IBU".

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.40% abv.

  • Herb and Spice Beer
    7.50% abv.
    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships

  • Smoke-Flavored Beer
    9.00% abv.
    • Date: June 11, 2013 (#9204)
      Package: draught
      Place: Map Room, Chicago IL
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black-brown. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Smoky and roasty. Grassy.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, smooth. Chocolatey and smoky and malty and fairly sweet. Sweet, malty, smoky, chocolatey, warming finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      "Smoked Imperial Porter", brewed in collaboration with Deschutes.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • Irish-Style Red Ale
    6.50% abv.
    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships
    • Date: January 9, 2002 (#4070)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown, thick head. Mildly malty aroma. Medium body, smooth caramel malt flavor, not at all bitter. "50 IBU".

  • Dortmunder/European-Style Export
    5.80% abv.
    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2004 World Beer Championships
    • World Champion, 2001 World Beer Championships
    • World Champion, 2000 World Beer Championships
    • World Champion, 1999 World Beer Championships
    • Gold Medal, 1990 Great American Beer Festival

  • Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
    Robust Porter
    5.80% abv.
    Awards:

  • Eliot Ness Amber Lager
    Vienna-Style Lager
    6.20% abv.
    Awards:

  • Holy Moses
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat

  • Lake Erie Monster
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.10% abv.

  • Locktender Lager

  • Moondog Ale

  • Nosferatu
    Imperial or Double Red Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • Oak-Aged Blackout Stout
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Dark Beer
    9.00% abv.

  • Ohio City Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout
    Awards:

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    6.50% abv.

  • Rye of the Tiger IPA
    American-Style Rye Beer
    7.50% abv.

  • Spacewalker American Belgo
    American-Belgo-Style Ale

  • The Wright Pils
    European-Style Pilsener
    5.30% abv.

  • Traditional Lager
    German-Style Pilsener