The Observer

Cider, perry and Snakebites

Richard Read makes a snakebite from stout and home-brewed cider.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2016

As the semester comes to an end, so do my reviews of local breweries. Like this time last year, some new breweries may come to fruition by the end of this year, and some may emerge from under-the-radar. Even though every brewery is different, there are many similarities in the experience as well...

Lakewood’s Bottlehouse Brewing offers beer, mead

The small-scale brewery prioritizes quality and unusual brews.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2016

Lakewood is the shining star of Cleveland suburbs. Many suburban hangouts offer the same American family dining where waiters with tons of flair offer you a plethora of domestic beers alongside various fried appetizers; but not Lakewood. This city offers tons of locally owned and unique bars and pubs...

Sibling Revelry Brewing changes the market

Sibling Revelry Brewing changes the market

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2016

It has been roughly two years since this column first started. Breweries continue to pop up and sadly some I have reviewed have closed. The laws of supply and demand inevitably eat up some breweries due to the sheer volume of them. Cleveland tastes have changed as well. Cocktails are the new kings...

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…

Brew Mentor brings visitors into the beer-making process, among other beverage-making activities.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

For craft beer nerds, Brew Mentor brewery is nirvana. The educational do-it-yourself experiences allows you to sip new brews and learn how to make your own. Located in my hometown, Mentor, Ohio, about 25 minutes east of campus, Brew Mentor was the first on-site brewing establishment to open in this...

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