Nature’s Brew an outdoor beer tasting event at Holden Arboretum

What: Nature’s Brew Beer Tasting Where: Holden Arboretum, 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 Why you should go: Attendees will enjoy great beer, a live band and beautiful blooms amid the late-summer beauty of the gardens at the Holden Arboretum. Sample from more than 30 brews while playing backyard games and listening to live music by The Goldsberrys. Tickets include 20 … Continue reading Nature’s Brew an outdoor beer tasting event at Holden Arboretum

Fall Hoppy Hour returns to Cleveland Botanical Garden

Hoppy Hour is coming back to Cleveland Botanical Garden on Wednesdays in September and October. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., visitors are admitted for $5 (members admitted free) and can enjoy the garden, beer and live music on the terrace. Get a beer for $5 or a flight for $8. The schedule of bands (subject to change): Sept. 5: Jason Patrick Meyers Sept. 12: Cave … Continue reading Fall Hoppy Hour returns to Cleveland Botanical Garden

My favorite place to get a beer in Cleveland

It’s been well documented in this space that I like craft beer, but I bet if you tried to guess my favorite place in the greater Cleveland area to get a beer, you would be wrong. My favorite place to get a beer in Cleveland is Heinen’s. Yes, the grocery store with locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Not only does Heinen’s offer a large selection of … Continue reading My favorite place to get a beer in Cleveland

An unexpectedly delicious brunch option: Platform Beer Co.

I don’t remember ever having a beer before noon, but there is a first time for everything. When a friend visiting from out of town asked if I had a suggestion for where we could meet for brunch, I couldn’t get the image of Platform Beer Co.‘s brewhouse brunch waffle sandwiches out of my head. I had been to the Lorain Avenue tasting room and … Continue reading An unexpectedly delicious brunch option: Platform Beer Co.

Bad Tom Smith Brewing a cozy addition to Ohio City

I was spending a lazy, brew-filled afternoon on West 25th Street when I opened Untappd to check in with my latest beer, and got a notification of a nearby verified venue, Bad Tom Smith Brewing. I’d never heard of it, so I opened the maps app to see how close it was, then immediately made plans to head down the street to pay it a … Continue reading Bad Tom Smith Brewing a cozy addition to Ohio City