Have you and your friends dabbled in craft beer brewing at home? Then you know how even minor changes—refinements, if you will, can really “tickle your taste buds.” So why not gather your home-brewing buddies and embark on a tasting tour of some of the finest craft beer while taking part of the 2022 Cleveland brewery passport!
What’s more, consider joining the 2022 Cleveland Brewery Passport program. If you’re truly a beer, ale, IPA lover, why not? If successful at getting to and making a beer purchase at all 41 locations (all within 25 miles of the city), you’ll earn a “trophy” growler that can be claimed at the Cleveland Visitors Center at 334 Euclid Ave. To participate, learn more. Tastings are valid through December 31, 2022.And, you might consider getting taste buds “tuned up” by corralling a group to visit a handful of places via a Platinum Party Bus. You select the destinations. We just provide a hassle-free ride in a luxury bus. Check us out – Platinum Party Bus and reserve your date today!
Start Here for the 2022 Cleveland Brewery Passport:
- Avon Brewing Company — From “Best Restaurant” and “Best Wings” to “Best Burger” and “Best Small Brewery”, Avon Brewery Company has no shortage of “bests” for patrons. It also offers 22 award-winning beers and ales on tap in addition to personal creations like Black Widow Imperial IPA, French Creek Pale Ale and Kong Kokonut-Imperial Coconut Porter. Pair them with a wide variety of local foodie favorites like jalapeno-bacon hush puppies, beer-battered reuben sandwiches, or Carolina street tacos to mention a few. The place is well worth a visit!
- Cornerstone Brewery – Opening in Berea in 2005, Cornerstone offers customers handcrafted ales and quality food. Its family-friendly atmosphere invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy food favorites like short rib tacos, sesame-ginger chicken soup, mahi mahi fish wraps or chicken diablo. Washed down with brews like Grindstone Gold (an American light lager brewed with German malts) or possibly an Eirinn Rosanna (Irish red lager that’s amber-hued and having “bready” qualities).
- Fathead’s Brewery— Fathead’s brews have a following in retail stores, many local bars and their own four establishments located in North Olmsted, Middleburg Hts. and Canton, OH. Armed with Matt Cole’s master brewing talents and Glenn Benigni’s business background the two friends took a leap of faith and co-founded a brewpub and production facility 30 years ago that now seems to know no bounds. Many brew tour participants have likely experienced at least one of their creations. Nevertheless, a visit to one of their places for a fresh draft and food, remains a must stop on the tour!
- Mentor Brewing – This is a Nano craft brewery celebrating great beers, ciders, hard seltzers and Kombucha, as well as fine wines, in Mentor. Consider Bellflower Bitter (an English Bitter coupled with a little malt). It’s smooth with an underlying flavor of caramel and roast flavor. Or, try a Lemon Shark (a hard lemonade, sour and sweet at the same time) but watch out for the bite! While local snack foods (like popcorn and smokies) are available, Mentor Brewing permits/encourages packing and bringing your own basket of food/snacks. Mentor Brewing is a friendly spot to gather- inside or with warmer weather, on the patio. Visit to check out the wide variety of beers and stay for the fun and friendly atmosphere that’s available five days a week (Wednesday-Sunday).
- Schmitz Ale Brewery – It’s hardly a secret that craft breweries have been increasing in popularity. In fact, our state produces just over 4 gallons of craft beer for every person of drinking age in Ohio! Little wonder the owners of Das Schnitzel Haus in Parma jumped at the opportunity to open the community’s first, across the street from their restaurant on Pearl Rd. The 2-story building is 10,000 square feet and seats 200 patrons. It seamlessly blends Old World, industrial and contemporary styles.
- Collision Bend Brewing Company — Collision Bend Brewing Company, named for the narrow and crooked passages along the Cuyahoga River navigated by large commercial ships, is also home to a treasure trove of crafted artisanal beers. It also offers a menu inspired by Cleveland’s melting pot of cultures for a unique dining and social experience. With seating for 200, the brewery features a wood-burning pizza oven, three bars, outdoor seating with amazing river front views. Boats can dock along the patio, and parking is adjacent to the property. We suggest you tantalize your palate with a fried green tomato muffin and C-Town IPA before continuing your brew tour!