The Observer

Pass the suds… From Brick and Barrel

New brewery Brick and Barrel offers a laid-back environment in the historic Flats district.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2015

My parents always spoke fondly of the Flats. When they were roughly my age, they met at the flagship restaurant and bar, Fagan’s, which had a large blue neon above its entrance and gently reflected on the Cuyahoga River. Mom and Dad would proudly take me there as a child and show me the exact spot...

Pass the suds… Butcher and the Brewer

The Butcher and the Brewer offers visitors a retro experience with their drinks.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2015

Butcher and Brewer, accessible via RTA, offers small plate options that are great for sharing.

Pass the suds… From Portside Distillery and Brewery

Portside features a variety of beers and also a menu of mixed drinks, combining unlikely flavors into unique cocktails.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Portside Distillery and Brewery serves beer that tastes like bacon. If you want to check it out, it's just an RTA ride away.

Pass the suds…

BrewWorks brings back the old-timey feel of family-owned businesses in the form of a brewery.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

If you ever wanted to experience well-balanced, drinkable beers at a “Mom & Pop’s” brewery, then venture out to Chardon. On a cold winter night, I drove far out east to the “snowbelt” capital of the world. Located within a shopping plaza was this hidden gem of a brewery: the Chardon BrewWorks...

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