5 of my favorite Christmas beers from Northeast Ohio

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Because Christmas beer. Here are five of my favorites brewed in Northeast Ohio. Holly Jolly Christmas Ale (Fat Head’s Brewery) “Sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon spice,” with 7.5% ABV and 28 IBU. Some people enjoy the brewery’s Pimp My Sleigh (10.5% ABV, 30 IBU), but the Holly Jolly is my go-to from Fat Head’s this time … Continue reading 5 of my favorite Christmas beers from Northeast Ohio

Winter Wine & Ale Fest in Cleveland: What you need to know

Tickets are on sale for the Winter Wine & Ale Fest taking place Nov. 18 in downtown Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave. NE. Samplings from Ohio’s breweries and restaurants and wines from international wineries have been hand selected for the evening. The $40 general admission ticket, good from 8 to 11 p.m., entitles its holder to 10 food tastes and … Continue reading Winter Wine & Ale Fest in Cleveland: What you need to know

When is the Great Lakes Christmas Ale First Pour?

Great Lakes Brewing Co. wishes all a “Merry Christmas Ale!” as it prepares the first ale pour of the season. Here are some things to know about the annual event: • Pour Party will be at Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2516 Market Ave. in Cleveland, on Oct. 26. The ale is exclusively available at the brewpub that day. • The event is free and open … Continue reading When is the Great Lakes Christmas Ale First Pour?

2017 Cleveland Beer Week: Things to know before you go

It’s time to raise a pint to the ninth annual Cleveland Beer Week. Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit, 10-day celebration to raise awareness of the craft beer industry and promote patronage at local establishments. Proceeds from the events go to the Malone Scholarship Fund, which helps students with funds for college. In addition to the main flagship events, the week features 300 keg-tapping and … Continue reading 2017 Cleveland Beer Week: Things to know before you go