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Every global traveler knows his or her passport is a badge of honor. But what if that passport showed off your love of good beer, earned you swag and gave you a new appreciation for different styles of beer — all in a city that swanks one of the best beer scenes in the world? We’d drink to that.
Destination Cleveland partnered with 34 area breweries and other industry innovators to create the Cleveland Brewery Passport, now in its second year.
Swing by the Cleveland Visitors Center (334 Euclid Ave. in Downtown Cleveland) or any of the 34 participating breweries to pick up your very own Cleveland Brewery Passport starting July 1, 2019. Then, you’ll have until June 30, 2020 to get tasting, touring, shopping and, of course, imbibing. Easy enough, right?
Get eight stamps and receive a Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded set of coasters. Get 20 stamps and receive a Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded pint glass. If you reach the mountaintop and secure all 34 stamps, you’ll receive a Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded t-shirt showcasing all the 2019-2020 participating breweries and a contest entry for a weekend getaway in Cleveland.
On top of that, all participants who submit either eight, 20 or 34 stamps to the Cleveland Visitors Center will be entered into a quarterly drawing for tickets to a Cleveland sporting event.
To earn your prize(s), simply drop off or mail the passport to the Cleveland Visitors Center by June 30, 2020:
Attention: Cleveland Brewery Passport
334 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cleveland Brewery Passport redemptions are on hold as of March 13, due to the temporary closure of the Cleveland Visitors Center.
While onsite consumption is prohibited at all breweries by order of the State of Ohio, locals and visitors may be able to continue to collect stamps from the passport-participating breweries that are offering carry-out or delivery options. Stamping is at the discretion of each brewery.
We will let everyone know when the Cleveland Visitors Center re-opens, so that locals and visitors may once again redeem their Passports.
Destination Cleveland is proud that 30 breweries within a 25-mile radius of Downtown Cleveland agreed to participate in the all-new Cleveland Brewery Passport including:
Avon Brewing Company1
Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Boss Dog Brewing Co.
The BottleHouse Brewery2
The Brew Kettle3
BRIM Kitchen + Brewery
Brick and Barrel
Butcher and the Brewer
The Cleveland Brewery
Collision Bend Brewing Company
Cornerstone Brewing Company
Fat Head's Brewery + Beer Hall4
Forest City Brewery
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Hansa Brewery and Restaurant
The Jolly Scholar
Market Garden Brewery5
Masthead Brewing Co.
Nano Brew Cleveland
Noble Beast Brewing Co.
Platform Beer Co.
Phunkenship by Platform
Railroad Brewing Co.
Rocky River Brewing Company
Saucy Brew Works
Sibling Revelry Brewing
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Terrestrial Brewing Company
Thirsty Dog East Bank
Willoughby Brewing Co.
Working Class Brewery
1 Stamps for Avon Brewing Company can also be obtained at the Avon Brewing Company Production Brewery and Taproom.
2 BottleHouse patrons can obtain stamps at either the Cleveland Heights or Lakewood location.
3 Two additional Brew Kettle locations will open in late 2019 in Avon and Mentor. Stamps for this brewery can be obtained at any of these three locations.
4 Fat Head’s stamps can also be obtained at Fat Head’s Brewery + Saloon in North Olmsted.
5 Market Garden stamps may also be obtained at the Market Garden Production Brewery.
If you mail the stamp matrix to the Cleveland Visitors Center after receiving eight stamps – and you want the passport page returned – make sure to check the box on page 2 indicating your desire to continue the journey.
The free Cleveland Brewery Passport is available at any of the 34 participating breweries or the Cleveland Visitors Center (334 Euclid Ave., Cleveland). At this time, the passport is not available in a digital format.
The Cleveland Brewery Passport is free. In order to receive stamps within your passport, you must make a qualifying purchase (beer, food or merchandise) at one of the 34 participating breweries.
Participants must be 21 years old to participate in the Cleveland Brewery Passport. However, Destination Cleveland understands that not everyone wants to or can drink beer at every one of these locations. For visitors and residents to get a stamp in the brewery passport, the only requirement is to make some type of purchase at the participating brewery. Merchandise even counts for securing a stamp. The passport advisory council agreed that support of craft brewers through any purchase was best. Of course, in order to consume alcoholic beverages, you must be at least 21 years old.
For participants to receive a stamp in the Cleveland Brewery Passport, they MUST make a qualifying purchase at one of the 34 participating breweries. A qualifying purchase includes a beverage, menu item or brewery merchandise. The participant must have the passport stamped by the staff at the participating brewery during the time of purchase.
If participants obtain stamps from eight participating breweries, they will receive a customized Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded set of coasters.* Participants who obtain stamps from 20 participating breweries will receive a Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded pint glass. Those participants that collect stamps from all 34 participating breweries will get a Cleveland Brewery Passport-branded t-shirt showcasing all of the 2019-2020 participating breweries and will be entered into a contest to win an overnight stay in Cleveland. Entries for the overnight stay in Cleveland will be collected over a 12-month period throughout the calendar year beginning July 1, 2019. A winner will be chosen at random in July 2020.
SPECIAL INCENTIVE: Those who redeem their passport at the eight, 20 or 34 stamp tiers will be entered into a quarterly drawing to win tickets to a Cleveland sporting event occurring within the next three months of the drawing.
* Only those participants who obtained stamps from eight breweries AND submitted their passport PRIOR to obtaining 20 stamps will receive a set of coasters. Similarly, only those participants who obtain stamps from 20 breweries AND submitted their passport PRIOR to obtaining all 34 stamps will receive a pint glass. Participants who receive 34 stamps— but did not submit for their original eight or 20 breweries beforehand — will receive only a Cleveland Brewery Passport t-shirt and entry into the contest.
The 2019/2020 Cleveland Brewery Passport is available starting July 1, 2019 and can be obtained at any point until June 30, 2020. Participants have until June 30, 2020 to return their passports to win prizes and be entered to win a Cleveland getaway.
When their passport has either eight, 20 or all 34 stamps, participants must drop it off at the Cleveland Visitors Center (334 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114) to receive their prize. Participants may also mail their completed passport to the following address (please ensure page 2 is complete): Destination Cleveland, Attention: Cleveland Brewery Passport, 334 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.
After several months collaborating with the Cleveland brewing community, along with extensive research and discussion, the qualifying criteria for inclusion in the Cleveland Brewery Passport are:
Destination Cleveland will re-evaluate the Cleveland Brewery Passport and participating breweries on an annual basis.
*Destination Cleveland, with the guidance of our Brewery Passport Advisory Council, ultimately reserve the right to include or exclude establishments on a case-by-case scenario that may fall outside of the criteria stated here.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a way of tracking which breweries you’ve visited other than through the stamps on your passport. Therefore, if you misplace your passport, you will have to start from the beginning.
Yes. Keep the receipt from your purchase and go back to the brewery to get the stamp.
Yes. If you bring your passport to the Cleveland Visitors Center for redemption, a CLE Concierge will verify the number of stamps you’ve collected and award the prize. They also will return the passport to you so you may continue your brewery journey.
Have a blast exploring Cleveland’s craft beer scene. Throughout your journey, share the fun with us by using the hashtag #ThisisCLE on social media. Please drink responsibly and always use a designated driver or rideshare service.
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