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September
3

Celebrate Beer Lover's Day at These 9 Ohio Breweries

Beer Lover's Day Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Beer Lover's Day is September 7, so what better opportunity to step back and appreciate the art of craft brewing? Beer has played an important role in our country's history — early Virginia colonists often brewed their own ale, and many of our brewing styles were influenced by German settlers in the mid-1850s. However, the process has evolved significantly, and thanks to various hops, grains, and brewing methods, we can enjoy countless styles and flavors of beer today.

One of the best ways to celebrate Beer Lover's Day is to head out to your favorite Ohio craft brewery to learn about their particular brewing style and sample new kinds of beer. Whether you're truly interested in the art of brewing or simply looking for an excuse to have some drinks with friends, here are nine of Ohio's best breweries that should be on your list to try.

Butcher And The Brewer

2043 E. 4th St., Cleveland, OH 44115

This locally owned and operated brewpub and dining house in Cleveland serves some of the best local beers as well as delicious farm-to-table shareable plates. They even have an in-house butcher and Charcuterie. With over 12 different beers on tap and a robust menu of wines and cocktails, Butcher And The Brewer is a great place to hang out and relax with friends. There is spacious indoor and outdoor seating, and you can even order directly from your phone. The bar and restaurant are open Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

Akronym Brewing

58 E. Market St, Akron, OH 44308

With over 22 beers on tap and a taproom menu full of delicious snacks, Akronym Brewing is one of the best breweries in Northeast Ohio and makes for a great date night or weekend hangout location. Beer is brewed on-site, and several of Akronym's beers have actually won local and national competitions. Trivia night is on Wednesdays, and they serve a delicious brunch on Sundays. The bar is open daily, but hours change, so be sure to check their website. Rather drink at home? Order a keg of your favorite beer with a pony tap to go.

Codex Brewing

6307 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

For some delicious locally-brewed craft beer choices, check out Codex Brewing. This small brewery has 13 rotating taps to choose from, including delicious IPAs, wheat beers, and even seltzers. Enjoy your beer inside their cozy, minimalist taproom. Codex Brewing doesn't have a kitchen, but they do frequently have food trucks, and they even allow you to bring your own food. The taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday, and drive-thru beer pickup is also available.

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

1101 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Seventh Son has been voted best brewery in Columbus on multiple occasions and makes some of the most delicious ales & IPAs in Central Ohio. Located in the historic Italian Village, Seventh Son has a robust draft list, great food truck schedule, and even a small retail shop. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of the taproom, which is divided into two floors and has a "Downstairs Draft List" and an "Upstairs Draft List." There is plenty of table space both indoors and outdoors, and the bar is open 7 days a week.

Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine

61 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

This locally-owned brewery and retail store sits in the Olde Towne East area of Columbus and provides a comfortable atmosphere to learn about and try different craft beers and wine. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and can help you find your new favorite beer. The store has six rotating drafts but also features over 300 different varieties of bottled beer. Growlers are available if you'd like to take your beet to-go. Make sure to check out their website for fun weekend events. The brewery is open Monday through Saturday until 10 pm on weeknights and 11 pm on weekends.

Columbus Brewing Company

2555 Harrison Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

Best known for its Columbus IPA, Bodhi, and German Lagers, Columbus Brewing Company's massive brewery is where you'll find some of the most popular beers in Central Ohio. The large brewery is attached to a beautiful taproom where you can enjoy 20 popular beers, all brewed on-site. Beer is available to go, and small plates, appetizers, and pizzas are available to order. Stop by Wednesday through Thursday for a beer and a snack.

Rhinegeist Brewery

1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

One of the most popular craft beer brands in the Midwest can be found right in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. This 25,000 square foot brewery features a rooftop bar and a beautiful taproom. The draft list includes all the popular Rhinegeist favorites plus rotating season choices. Best of all, you can take a tasting tour of the entire brewing facility on weekends. While they don't actually serve food, they do have a partnership with their next-door neighbor's OTR Chili, so it's to pair your favorite Cincinnati chili with your favorite beer. The brewery is open Tuesday through Sunday.

MadTree Brewing

3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

This warehouse-turned-brewery in Cincinnati features ample indoor and outdoor seating, great beer, and some delicious pizza. MadTree Brewing has over 26 styles of craft beer and an awesome family-friendly vibe. There are a variety of outdoor activities on the weekends, and the brewery is dog-friendly. They also have a huge outdoor patio, making it a great place to hang out on warm weekend afternoons. Stop by for a pint or order a growler or keg to go. MadTree is open seven days a week.

Listermann Brewing Company

1621 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

20 draft beers and a dog-friendly taproom make Listermann Brewing Company an awesome place to gather with friends and family.  Listermann's beers have won several local and national awards dating all the way back to 2014. Not only do they have a great taproom, but you'll also find a growler station and a home brewing supply store. The taproom and store are open 7 days a week.

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March
31

Say Hello to Spring and These 7 LoLo Gifts

March LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the last gasp of winter and into spring? How about a free gift from a local shop or restaurant in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate loves supporting small businesses in our area. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to bring you exciting freebies so you can discover these great shops and restaurants for yourself.

March Gifts:

Canton: A Certificate

Akron: Artisan Soap

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

Cincinnati: Fudge

Wooster: A Pint

Medina: Donuts

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

Canton: A Certificate

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

3214 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

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No excuse is needed to treat yourself to one of the scratch-made cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods from Sweet T's Cafe and Confections. If savory is more your thing, Sweet T's also serves lunch and dinner.

About Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections is a true labor of love for owners Kristy and Tim Baumgardner. Kristy runs the kitchen and bakery, while Tim grills the steaks and made the dining tables using recycled 1890s barn siding. In addition to baked goods, the cafe's specialty is soup, with 28 different varieties in rotation. Reservations are required for indoor dining, and Sweet T's also offers curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

330.418.2675

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Artisan Soap

Hope Soap Ohio

125 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Don't you deserve some pampering? Wash off the cares of the day with a bar of sweet-smelling artisan soap from Hope Soap Ohio.

About Hope Soap Ohio

Nathan Walden, founder of Hope Soap Ohio, was inspired to create his line of natural skincare products after years of struggle with dermatitis. Each purchase benefits the community, as Nathan pays it forward by donating a bar of soap to someone in need for each item sold. 

Contact and Hours

330.203.1316

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

The Brewed Leaf

2060 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

It's not your grandmother's tea that they're serving at The Brewed Leaf. Stop in for a refreshing milk tea or bubble tea in your choice of flavors.

About The Brewed Leaf

Get your caffeine fix with a bit of "pop." Bubble teas from The Brewed Leaf include tapioca pearls for some added texture and a touch of whimsy. Choose milk tea if you like your drinks with a bit of creaminess.

Contact and Hours

614.369.8095

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: Fudge

Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

317 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Fudge ... it's not just for the holidays. Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies features a whopping 33 flavors, so there's something for everyone. Each square comes with a small spoon so you can savor every last bite.

About Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

Bambi Merz is an entrepreneur, but chocolates were never on her radar until she attended a candy and snack expo. After working as an "apprentice" at Auel's Fine Chocolates, Bambi eventually bought the shop, and Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies was born. 

Contact and Hours 

513.880.4169

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Wooster: A Pint

JAFB Wooster Brewery

120 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

At JAFB, half the fun will be selecting the brew for your free pint. With choices like Wayne County Cream Ale, Apricot Actually, and Rain Delay IPA, you can't go wrong whichever way you go.

About JAFB Wooster Brewery

JAFB Wooster Brewery has wholeheartedly embraced the eclectic nature of the craft beer movement. Their brews are inspired by a wide range of international styles, including American, Belgian, and German. JAFB's focus is on the beverage side, so you're free to bring your own food from a nearby restaurant or one of the food trucks frequently parked outside.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1827

Monday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Medina: Donuts

Circles on the Square

28 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Find out why Circles on the Square is a two-time winner of the Cleveland Donut Fest. Their menu of classic, glazed, sprinkled, and gourmet donuts is the stuff of Homer Simpson's dreams.

About Circles on the Square

Is there anything worse than biting into a stale donut? At Circles on the Square, they're making donuts fresh throughout the day instead of letting them sit in a display case for hours. When you order, your donut is handcrafted right before your eyes. Check out the tempting pictures on their Instagram page.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2728

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

North Water Brewing Co.

101 Crain Ave., Kent, OH 44240

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The neighborhood gathering place is alive and well at North Water Brewing Co. Kick back with a beer or wine or pick up a new t-shirt for your collection.

About North Water Brewing Co.

What makes the beer from North Water Brewing Co. so special? According to co-owner Don Schjeldahl, there's a clue in the name. Thanks to the glaciers that once covered the area, Kent's water supply is even more pristine than water from reservoirs. 

Contact and Hours

330.778.4677

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Best Things in Life Are Free

LoLo Gifts for March - Cutler Real Estate

Each month, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts bring you a selection of free gifts just like this. Wondering how you qualify? It couldn't be easier. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

October
30

LoLo Gifts: Brewing Up Great Freebies for October

October LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

It may be October, but a witch's potion isn't the only thing brewing! Whether your taste runs to hot or cold beverages, this month's freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are no trick and all treat.

Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are home to a wide range of small businesses waiting to serve you. Explore these great local breweries and coffee shops, courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.
 

October Gifts:

Canton: Beer Flight

Akron: Beer

Cincinnati: Pint of Beer

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Canton: Beer Flight

UnHitched Brewing Company

115 S. Mill St., Louisville, OH 44641

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With a modern craft beer taproom housed in a historic downtown building, UnHitched Brewing Company bridges Louisville's past and present. Stop by and sample a flight of their draft beers, made with care from the best locally-sourced ingredients.

About UnHitched Brewing Company

UnHitched Brewing Company's name is a creative nod to the long and proud tradition of beer in the Canton area. At one time, brewers traveled by horse and buggy to deliver their product, but today's owners have "unhitched" the wagon in favor of a comfy taproom. Unhitched also offers a menu of snacks, sandwiches, and wood-fired pizza to go along with their brews. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Contact and Hours

330.871.8021

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.

Akron: Beer

Eight-Three Brewery

1201 E. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, OH 44305

Whether you're a beer aficionado or new to the world of craft brews, you'll find a lot to like at Eight-Three Brewery. Check out their Devil's Night Jack-O-Stout pumpkin brew, just in time for Halloween!

About Eight-Three Brewery

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For years, Chris Surak's homemade beers were the hit of gatherings hosted by Chris and his wife Steph. Eight-Three Brewery was established as a natural extension of Chris's dream to serve those same creations to the Akron community.  The Historic Goodyear Headquarters in the city's East End is the perfect setting to meet old friends and make some new ones over a pint, especially on Trivia Tuesdays. 

Contact and Hours

234.571.1067

Tuesday - Friday 3:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: Pint of Beer

HighGrain Brewing Co.

6860 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

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So you think you know beer? HighGrain Brewing Co. blends traditional German techniques with modern innovation, incorporating flavors such as chocolate, citrus and stone fruits, and coffee. 

About HighGrain Brewing Co.

In an effort to establish themselves as a true community partner, the owners of HighGrain Brewing Co. embrace sustainability in all aspects of their business. The brewery has earned 513 Green Workplace certification based on their environmentally responsible practices, while the farm-to-table-inspired food menu uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. They even have a carbon-neutral Norwegian table ale, dubbed "Northern Exposure." As if that weren't enough, HighGrain regularly gives back through donations and fundraisers for charitable organizations.

Contact and Hours

513.791.7000

Tuesday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - 10 p.m. 
Sunday Noon - 8 p.m.

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Brioso Coffee

53 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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For nearly 20 years, Brioso Coffee has been keeping downtown Columbus fueled with freshly-brewed java drinks. Kick off your day with a classic pairing of coffee and pastry.

About Brioso Coffee

At Brioso Coffee, the staff proudly declares that they "take coffee seriously so you can take it easy." Brioso sources top-quality beans, then roasts them in-house and uses state-of-the-art equipment to brew your drink just the way you like it. The shop carries vegan baked goods from Happy Little Treats so you can indulge your sweet tooth with a little less guilt. There's a second Brioso location at 329 E. Long St.

Contact and Hours

614.670.8490

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Under Our "Spell" of Free Gifts

Free Beer and Coffee - LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Halloween may happen only once a year, but our treats come every month to keep the fun going. 

What freebies will you be giving thanks for in November? Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up at no charge for our LoLo Gifts program.

August
26

If You're a Beer Lover, Check Out These 10 Places Around Northeast Ohio

Beer Lover Destinations - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Evidence shows beer dates back to prehistoric times. While America has embraced this popular beverage since colonial days, beer has come a long way since then, and Cleveland is regularly named on lists of the country's top cities for brew. 

Monday, September 7 is both Labor Day and National Beer Lover's Day. Could there be a more appropriate time to visit one of these great breweries around Northeast Ohio?

Fat Head's Brewery

17450 Engle Lake Dr., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

 
 
 
 
 
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While Fat Head's was founded in Pittsburgh, its flagship location is now in Middleburg Heights, where they opened a full-scale production brewery in 2012. The Cleveland area was so welcoming and supportive that Fat Head's added a beer hall and restaurant six years later. A menu of upscale bar food favorites such as Wagyu beef chili dogs goes well with dozens of Fat Head's craft beers on tap. Patio seating is available for those beautiful summer days in Northeast Ohio. 

HiHO Brewing Co.

1707 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

After learning the brewing business in Denver, one of the hubs of the craft beer explosion, Ali and Jon Hovan returned to their home town to open HiHO Brewing Co. The brand name is a tip of the hat to the mountain region where the idea was born, along with a shout-out to Ohio pride. The taproom features 11 HiHO beers on tap as well as a menu of pizza, charcuterie, and snacks. Place your order at the bar and seat yourself inside or on the pet-friendly patio. 

Brick and Barrel Brewing

1844 Columbus Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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When you visit Brick and Barrel Brewing, don't be surprised if you find yourself chatting with owner Karl Spiesman. After several years serving in the Coast Guard, Karl decided to pursue his passion for good beer and wine by opening the type of brewpub where he would want to hang out. Karl's sense of humor shows in draft names such as Billy Kristalweizen and Rally Possum. Raise a glass while watching the Indians or Browns, or bring Fido and sit outside at one of the shaded picnic tables.

Market Garden Brewery

1947 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Conveniently located next door to Cleveland's legendary West Side Market, Market Garden Brewery can be spotted easily by the flashing BEER! sign. The 35,000-square-foot facility houses a production brewery, gastropub, and retail store. With a dog-friendly beer garden and three spacious bars, there's plenty of room to relax and sip on award-winning beers such as Prosperity Wheat and Citramax IPA. Pair your brew with a fried bologna sandwich, Polish Boy pizza with smoked kielbasa, or one of the other favorite Midwest dishes on the menu. 

The Brew Kettle

8377 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136

 
 
 
 
 
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Have you ever dreamed of being your own brewmaster? At The Brew Kettle, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. Choose from more than 70 beer and wine recipes, and The Brew Kettle provides ingredients and instructions. They'll even personalize your beverage with a custom label. Not into DIY? Enjoy one of The Brew Kettle's year-round, seasonal, or one-off brews on tap. Since they're not satisfied with excelling at beer and wine, The Brew Kettle also makes their own Southern-style smoked pulled pork and wings.  

The Cleveland Brewery

777 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119

The idea began in Munich, but The Cleveland Brewery itself embodies the heart and soul of Northeast Ohio. Owners John and Mary pay tribute to Cleveland's history with brews such as Browns Town, Muellerfest, and 185th St. Wheat. In another nice touch, tap handles are shaped like the iconic Terminal Tower. Brews rotate, so check the Facebook page to see what's current. 

Terrestrial Brewing Co.

7524 Father Frascati Dr., Cleveland, OH 44102

 
 
 
 
 
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If you like your brew with a view, check out Terrestrial Brewing Co. and their pub overlooking Lake Erie. Terrestrial's infusion tower adds notes of peach, jalapeno, grapefruit, and other fresh fruits to their beers. Authentic tacos and burritos from La Plaza make a great accompaniment to any brew. The outdoor patio features an adjacent off-leash play area, so bring your four-legged friend along, and you may find his picture posted as one of the "Dogs of Terrestrial." 

Hansa Brewery

2717 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Northeast Ohio was shaped in large part by European immigrants, and Hansa Brewery honors their influence with authentic food and drink. For more than 40 years, Hansa Import House sold an extensive variety of imported meats, cheeses, and beers. In 2013, work began on Boris Music's dream project of upgrading the shop while adding a brewery and restaurant. A visit to Hansa might include a pint of whimsically named Bye Felicia! with potato pancakes and Wiener Schnitzel. 

Bad Tom Smith Brewing

1836 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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Who is Bad Tom Smith, and why is a brewery named after him? His story of redemption resonated with owners Sheryl and John Vojtush and their head brewer, Sean Smith, a distant relative of the outlaw. Bad Tom's name also adorns the brewery's barrel-strength bourbon. The taproom serves a light menu of snacks, salads, and pizzas. 

Goldhorn Brewery

1361 E. 55th St., Cleveland, OH 44103

Goldhorn Brewery, named for a mountain goat in Slovenian folklore, imbues that same love of tradition in everything they do. Rustic decor, long dining tables, and a cozy lounge area create a warm sense of community. The city's roots inspire beer names such as Polka City Pilsner and Kleveland Kölsch. Be sure to try their signature chicken sandwich, smothered in their namesake hot sauce. 

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January
29

Sweeten Up Your IPA at These 10 Cincinnati Area Breweries

Craft Breweries Around Cincinnati - Cutler Real Estate

On the list of the most popular US cities for craft beer, Cincinnati may not top the list — and that's the way we like it. With dozens of breweries on both sides of the Ohio River, we're happy to keep these hoppy hotspots a secret for Swine City residents only.

Are you looking for the coolest, craziest, and most creative beers Cincy has to offer? From milkshake IPAs to stouts brewed with peppers, peaches, and pies, you'd be surprised at just how tasty beer with beets or bacon actually is. Let's see what excitingly eccentric brews are on tap around The Queen City.

 

Streetside Brewery

4003 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

 
 
 
 
 
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Kicking off our list is Streetside Brewery, a newer brewer that's already claimed their share of awards. When we're craving a milkshake IPA, they're our first stop! The John Lemon is a lemon meringue, while the Yowie Wowie is a sour with pink guava. I Drink Your Milkshake is bursting with blueberry, and the Trouble In Paradise is a fruity blonde that's anything but problematic. Leave room for other tasty taps, like the Interstate Pastry Flight chocolate cream donut stout, the P.U.C. It pineapple upside-down cake Berliner, the Robe red velvet donut stout, or the Doodlebob snickerdoodle coffee brown.

 

Brink Brewing Company

5905 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224

Speaking of Darkness Brewing, they partnered with Brink Brewing Company to birth Damocles — a black milkshake IPA. Sweeten things up a little more with the Brink Tiramisu Stout, the Pillow Case Candy cinnamon coconut chocolate stout, and the Moozie chocolate milkshake stout. This College Hill brewery has plenty of other brews — like the Kickin' Wing mango habanero IPA — but nothing beats a freshly tapped pint of dessert.

Grainworks Brewing Company

7790 Service Center Drive, Suite B., West Chester Township, OH 45069

Still thirsty? How about a glass of Old Motor Oil or Defroster? If you've ever wanted to taste a Rusty Bumper or a Haybale, Grainworks Brewing Company has a pint ready for you. Their uniquely named beers, such as the Mom Claude Van Damme, are brewed with a range of different hops and malts to deliver full flavors that you won't soon forget.

Darkness Brewing

224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

Darkness is sweeping over Bellevue's brewery scene, bringing a storm of dark beers for your enjoyment. Darkness Brewing prides itself on mixing up new brews with uncommon ingredients. There's a batch of beets in the Witch Head Nebula red IPA. Maple syrup is mixed into the Ike Ike Baby vanilla brown ale. Cold-brewed coffee gives the Coffee Anomaly a smooth taste, while the bananas and cloves of the Beach Park After Dark lend a malty flavor to this dunkelweizen. Don't be afraid to wander into the Darkness — it's delicious.

Listermann Brewing Company

1621 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

 
 
 
 
 
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Listermann Brewing Company was founded in Cincinnati long before the craft beer craze hit the city, and you'd better believe that they spent the last 30 years honing their craft. Vanilla, hazelnuts, peanut butter, and chocolate are just a few of the sweet ingredients featured in their bottled brews. We suggest you start with a Shamrock Shake Irish cream stout, a Give Me Something To Bake imperial pastry stout made with raisin pie filling, or a Half Moon Cookie imperial brown ale. Do you need dinner before dessert? Try the Cincinnati Style Stout; it's made with chocolate, spices, and spaghetti!

Braxton Brewing Company

27 W. 7th St., Covington, KY 41011

Head across the river to Covington and taste the concoctions cooked-up at Braxton Brewing Company. Their year-round and seasonal beers are fantastic, but their limited-release offerings and Braxton Labs exclusives really take the cake. The Braxton Labs Cherry Turnover and Peach Cobbler are fantastic. Braxton's brewers also use Graeter's irresistible ice cream to make their Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Stout. Beer that tastes like ice cream and pie? We know where we're going for a late-night sip.

Taft's Brewing Company

4831 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

Fibonacci Brewing Company

1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

You'd be forgiven for missing this small nano brewery in Mt. Healthy, but trust us, they're brewing up something big every day! If you're daring, try a pint of The Tollhouse Caps, a stout infused with the hottest chili peppers on the planet, or The Tollhouse Soma infused with curry powder, cayenne, and cumin. For a sweeter sip, try the Pepo Acer pumpkin porter aged with maple and bacon donuts from Holtman's Donuts or The Tollhouse Mentha chocolate peppermint stout that tastes just like a peppermint patty. Fibonacci Brewing Company's unique nano brews offer global ingredients in every pint-sized pour.

Bircus Brewing Company

322 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016

 

Is it a circus inside of a brewery or a bar beneath the big top? Find out as you step into the surreal world of Bircus Brewing Company just across the river in Kentucky. Take your taste buds for a ride on Unicycle No.3, an oak-aged sour with grilled peaches. Behold the Cosmic Walrus, a golden ale featuring a crisp cranberry snap and a ginger finish. Sip on one of their other thirteen taps and enjoy live performances from jugglers, fire-breathers, and trapeze artists who take the stage in the recently opened Ludlow Theatre.

Rhinegeist Brewery

1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

No list of Cincinnati breweries is complete without an appearance from Rhinegeist Brewery. This local favorite produces dozens upon dozens of beers in nearly every style imaginable. Get your fruit fix with the pomegranate, blueberries, and limes in the Slangria, their hoppy Y'all Peachy made with peaches and Lemondrop hops, the UME Farmhouse Ale with plums, or the Centripetal Cherries Wild Ale. Stop into their taproom and seek out Truth, Knowledge, and their other year-round beers. Better yet, take your pint up to the roof and watch the sunshine Over-the-Rhine.

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An Ultimate Guide to 23 of Cincinnati's Best Craft Breweries

In 1872, the Queen City was home to 38 breweries and in 1890, more than 1,180 saloons. But, when Prohibition was enacted in the 1920s, many of these famed establishments were forced to close their doors. Today, it's definitely clear that Cincinnati has got it's brewing groove back. Thanks to the 50+ craft breweries in the area and the commercial breweries that have taken up residence here, it's hard not to be a beer lover in this city. With so many choices in the area, it can be hard to decide which one to visit. Luckily for you, we've created a guide to the city's best breweries to help you out! No matter what styles of beer, taproom ambiance or pub grub you're looking for, Cincy's got something just for you.

3 Points Urban Brewery

331 East 13th Street Cincinnati Breweries

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Located in the heart of the Pendleton neighborhood, which was once the home of Cincinnati's first master brewers, 3 Points Urban Brewery is a modern brewing facility and neighborhood gathering place. Throughout their facility and on their labels, you'll find art from local artists to help stimulate community interaction.

13 Below Brewery

7391 Forbes Road This child and pet-friendly brewery is located 13 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Here, you can experience great beer among good friends, fun events like trivia, a running club, festivals and more!

Alexandria Brewing Company

7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria After two tours in Iraq, head brewer Andy Reynolds found that the process of brewing different beers helped put his mind at ease. He took his love for brewing and made it his career. Today Alexandria Brewing is a family-friendly establishment that celebrates rock and roll, fun and, of course, beer.

Bad Tom Smith Brewing

4720 Eastern Avenue Named after an American Outlaw who sought redemption at his end, Bad Tom Smith Brewing is committed to doing what is right. Since opening in 2015, they've been developing the highest quality craft beer for each style in their portfolio. They have locations in both Cleveland and Cincinnati, so no matter where you are in Ohio you're just a short drive away from their quality brews.

Bircus Brewing Company

322 Elm Street, Ludlow Cincinnati Breweries

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Bircus is where the hypnotic world of the circus meets the simple love of beer. Here, you'll enjoy great beer and a thirst-defying brewery experience. In this unique venue, you can also find the Ludlow Theatre, where you'll see performers juggle clubs, breathe fire, walk on kegs and amaze on the trapeze.

Braxton Brewing Company

27 West 7th Street, Convington | 95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue When Braxton owner Evan Rouse was 16-years-old, he fell in love with the craft of brewing beer. Not even of age yet, he built a home brewery in his family's garage. Braxton is his dream come true! Here, you'll find some truly tantalizing beer, every pint brewed with passion and determination.

Brink Brewing Company

5905 Hamilton Avenue This brother-owned brewery has been nationally celebrated. Named one of the nation's best beers by Forbes and one of the winners of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Brink Brewing Company offers quality beers and a welcoming, comfortable taproom where you can share stories and make new friends.

Christain Moerlein Brewing Company

1621 Moore Street Experience great architecture and great beer at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's original 1860's malt house taproom. Sample their fresh Moerlein beers, all beef hot dogs, brats, meat and cheese boards, and get a free tour of their historic brewery.

Crooked Handle Brewing Company

760 North Main Street, Springboro Cincinnati Breweries

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Springboro's first brewery, Crooked Handle is owned by two couples that are best friends and share a passion for craft brewing. Since they opened their doors in 2015, Crooked Handle has received overwhelming support from the community and to give back, they support two nonprofit organizations each month.

Darkness Brewing

224 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue This small brewery is located in Bellevue and specializes in dark beers. While you may drive right past them the first time you visit, we promise once you taste their fantastic brews, you won't have a tough time finding them again. Their dark taproom is the perfect place to relax with a great beer and a delicious pretzel or a beer cupcake.

Dogberry Brewing

9964 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester Dogberry Brewing combines art and science in the best way possible. Using the freshest ingredients possible from local producers, the creative beer scientists at DogBerry craft some truly mouth-watering brews. From creations like Vanilla Nat's Nightcap to Campfire Story, they'll have a flavor perfect for your palette.

Fifty West Brewing Company

7668 Wooster Pike | 7605 Wooster Pike Located in a former roadside speakeasy on US Route 50 heading west, Fifty West Brewing Company creates handmade beers brewed in small batches that focus on craftsmanship, tradition, innovation and patience. Check out their calendar so you can make sure to stay up to date on their fun and creative events like Burger and Beer Day, trivia nights, wing days, and more!

Listermann Brewing Company

1621 Dana Avenue Cincinnati Breweries

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Getting its start as a home brewing parts company, Listermann Brewing has transformed into something much more. For more than 10 years, they have been consistently crafting award-winning brews. Try some at their fabulous taproom and pick up your own home brewing kit to try your hand at creating beer afterward!

MadTree Brewing Company

3301 Madison Road No one loves the beer enthusiast community more than MadTree Brewing. Fueled by the community's demand for great beer, they are constantly experimenting and pushing themselves to create the best beer around. Visit their taproom and grab a drink with friends and a delicious meal from their onsite restaurant, Catch-a-Fire Cafe.

Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

4362 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road What started out as a small, two-vessel system nestled in a storm cellar became Cincinnati's oldest craft microbrewery. You can find Mt. Carmel Brewing in the westernmost county of Appalachia, where you're welcome to stop by and enjoy a cold, freshly brewed beer on the porch.  

Municipal Brew Works

20 High Street, Hamilton Located in the historic Fredrick Mueller building in downtown Hamilton, Municipal Brew Works offers as many as 20 beers on tap at a time which you can enjoy in their welcoming taproom. They also have a large patio area that is dog and family friendly for soaking up the sun on a warm afternoon.  

Off Track Brewing Company

227 Stark Street Cincinnati Breweries This neighborhood craft nano-brewery is located in the historic Over the Rhine Brewery District. Off Track Brewing was started by two friends who love brewing together. Today, they occupy a 1,800 square foot garage and run a five barrel steam powered brewing system. While you can't visit their space to try their beers, you can enjoy them right down the street at Dunlap Cafe, which also offers an all-day breakfast along with a full bar and beer garden.

Rhinegeist

1910 Elm Street As of 2017, Rhinegeist was the 33rd largest independent craft brewery in the United States, distributing their beer all around the country — and their Truth IPA is recognized as one of the 100 best beers in the world by Men's Journal. Experience their renowned brews in their eclectic, industrial taproom, which was once the location of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's bottling plant from 1895.

Rivertown Brewing Company

6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Monroe This family-owned, independent craft brewery doesn't confine themselves to only one style of beer — that's why they brew a bit of everything from traditional lagers to barrel-aged sours and every style in between! In their taproom, you can sample their innovative beers and a full-service BBQ eatery.

Streetside Brewery

4003 Eastern Avenue Rooted in Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood, Columbia-Tusculum, Streetside Brewery provides a down-to-earth experience with a vast selection of exceptional craft beers. In their taproom, you can find everything from IPAs and lagers to stouts and specialty beers, as well as guest taps that help support other local Cincinnati breweries.

Taft's Brewing Company

1429 Race Street | 4831 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati Breweries

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With their large facility and taproom located in the old Cincinnati Car Company Factory building and their Alehouse located in the old St. Paul's Evangelical Church building, you can experience the history of Cincinnati while sipping on a cold pint of Taft's signature creations. Be sure to grab a slice of their "Apizza" at their new Brewporium or a tri-tip steak from the Alehouse when you go!

Urban Artifact

1660 Blue Rock Street Urban Artifact's taproom is located on the lower level of St. Patrick's church in Northside, with their brewing facility located behind the building. They offer a full bar along with live music, and you can enjoy your drink in their family-friendly, picturesque courtyard.

The Woodburn Brewery & Taproom

2800 Woodburn Avenue The Woodburn Brewery and Taproom was created by a Los Angeles transplant and lifelong Cincinnatian, combining East side hustle and West Coast swagger to create innovative beers that celebrate Cincinnati's heritage. Visit their taproom to experience their fantastic creations and don't miss all of the fun events they have going on all year long.  

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