5 Ways to Tour Our Taps

May 14, 2018

Beer-ducate Yourself

   
   


With a culture deeply rooted in manufacturing and a present-day devotion to artisanal creativity, Cleveland is the place for makers of all kinds. And, when it comes to our beer scene, we're not shy on the fact that Clevelanders are makers of some downright amazing beer.

So, consider going beyond just ordering a CLE craft beer with your next locally made meal. Instead, take a deep dive into Cleveland's beer-time past, present and future with these immersive beer tours and activities.

Ride the Brew Bus

In a region that seems to roll out a new brewery every month, a carefully curated tour is money well spent. The guided tours on Cleveland Brew Bus include four beer samples at each spot, but this is no party bus - your tour guides happily ply you with water for optimum hydration.

Tour, Sip & Sample CLE Beer History

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Cleveland's rich craft-brewing tradition began in 1988 with Great Lakes Brewing Company, so it makes sense for any beer aficionado to tour the Ohio City brewery that started it all. See their brewing process close-up as you visit the production facility and new Beer Symposium (with drink in hand, naturally).

Check Out a New-School Production

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A royally good time awaits at Market Garden's "Palace of Fermentation," a 35,000-square-foot nod to Cleveland's craft beer present and industrial past. The brewery offers guided tours of its sleek, new production facility in Ohio City - plus four beer tastings - for the low, low price of $6.

Brew Your Own Beer

Inspired by Northeast Ohio's ample offerings of IPAs, meads, and sours? The Brew Kettle is here to help. At this Strongsville brewpub, BYOB stands for "Brew Your Own Beer," with everything would-be brewers need to get started - from ingredients to equipment to even one's own personal "brew coach."

Ales on Rails

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Board this vintage railroad for a trip through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park - while you chugga-chugga-chug (and learn about) five hand-selected craft beers with beer experts.


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