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Beyond the Beer

A pint is what gets us in the door, but these craft breweries also offer beautiful taprooms, fun diversions and great food.

Taft’s Ale House, Cincinnati
A former church in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood pays tribute to our nation’s 27th president with great beer and tri-tip steaks. [read story]

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Black Cloister Brewing Co.Toledo 
This former feed store downtown stood vacant for four decades before brewer Tom Schaeffer brought a reverence for European beer styles to the space. [read story]

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Fat Head’s Brewery
Middleburg Heights
What began as a small pub in Pittsburgh has grown into a craft beer giant, with two northeast Ohio locations and a new production facility on the way. [read story]

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Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Columbus
A former elevator factory in the Franklinton neighborhood now houses a fun sports bar with a lineup of tasty and traditional craft beers. [read story]

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Hofbräuhaus Cleveland, Cleveland
Modeled after the world-famous beer hall in Munich, Germany, this Theater District spot serves carefully crafted traditional styles. [read story]

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Moeller Brew Barn, Maria Stein
Craft beer meets the country at this converted barn house, where a dozen brews and a rotating list of appetizers draw guests to rural Mercer County. [read story]

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(photo credits: Taft’s Ale House: Kelly Wilt; Black Cloister Brewing Co.: courtesy of Black Cloister Brewing Co.; Fat Head’s Brewery: courtesy of Fat Head’s Brewery; Land-Grant Brewing Co.: Christopher Toothman; Moeller Brew Barn: courtesy of Moeller Brew Barn)