November 2010 Issue
What's on Tap
Warm up and spread good cheer at one of northeast Ohio’s many brewpubs.
In Cleveland and its border cities, the local beer industry is what modern sociologists call a boomerang child. City records show that in 1910, Cleveland had 26 small, mostly family-owned breweries within its borders, putting its industry in third place nationally behind Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Sadly, most of these producers ultimately fell victim to Prohibition or big-beer buyouts, leaving the industry with little to call its own. That is, until the late 1980s, when then-newcomer Great Lakes Brewing Company hit the scene, sparking a resurgence in local brewing. Today, northeast Ohio once again leads the state, and most of the Midwest, in innovative, outstanding craft beer production. Here, the bottling line of local brew pubs where you can find a handcrafted pint, a hearty meal and lots of local color ... To read more, click here to subscribe >>