Brew Kettle Taproom, The

8377 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH, 44136, United States
(440) 846-4677
Latitude: 41.34851, Longitude: -81.82233

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.42 | Atmosphere: 4.33 | Service: 4.33 | Food: 5.00
87.2
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 6 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
4.4
out of 5
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EasyWFFW (1)
Friday 12th of August 2011 01:43:09 PM
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As the previous reviewers state, the location is in a strip mall but the inside does have some pretty cool decor. It also doubles as place where you can be assisted in brewing your own beer on their premises and they are filled up on appointments 6 months out.

The will carry upwards of 24 beers on tap and pretty much all styles are represented. The must try is the White Rajah. I recently won an award as the top IPA at the Cleveland Beer Fest and is fantastic. The quality of their beers has really progressed over the years. I also enjoyed the Big Woody and their Summer Hefeweizen is fantastic.

If you come her to eat, you must try the smoked wings...no deep fryer involved in making these suckers. The BBQ is outstanding.
What's not to like.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.75
88.3
Overall

Julohan (13)
Wednesday 7th of October 2009 02:29:45 PM
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The beer selection was pretty good, didn't have some common styles. The taste was okay. I tried all the ones they made, so 10 samples. The pumpkin spice ale stood out. The others were nothing to brag about. The service wamas really good. The food was all very good. I had the fish and chips, then a cup of chili. The atmosphere was pretty good, the beer trays on the wall was cool. The building is very commercial looking. I think though, as what I have seen is, Strongsville is commercial looking all over the city, mini strip malls. Who knows, if they have a downtown or not? After being off topic, I would come back, and recommend anyone to try it out.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
86.7
Overall

pfalzer (7)
Saturday 4th of April 2009 03:52:43 PM
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Strip mall setting and I missed it from the main road at first pass.

Beer selection was not bad at all, with some of their own brews. Ratebeer.com and I tend to agree that they are OK, but not extraordinary.

Food was very nice and staff friendly, except for a guy in the back at the brew your own beer parlor. Tire kickers not welcome, apparently. Seemed overcrowded.

Narrow and fairly small restaurant up front, but I liked the food.

Shared strip mall parking and no outdoor seating.

Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 3.25 | Food: 4.0
65.0
Overall

pudgym29 (55)
Tuesday 13th of January 2009 04:00:55 PM
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I finally remembered to search for here.
The Brew Kettle was elected the 'Best Brewpub in the U.S.A.' by denizens of RateBeer .com .
I generally visit Cleveland, OH. twice a year now (since it no longer has an indoor soccer franchise) for an exposition called 'Cinema Wasteland'. The link describing it is on my regular bookmark page.
I have tried to save money when attending Cinema Wasteland by staying in the less-expensive motel next door to the Holiday Inn (Strongsville), but it is no longer a Motel 6, and has gotten sufficiently pricey that it's a better value to stay at the Holiday Inn (especially for late-night guest room parties - you can ask me about that in person); and by not renting an automobile.
But when doing the latter, it meant I did not get to the Brew Kettle.
[I have tried to communicate to management that, during the weekends of Cinema Wasteland, there are _hundreds_ of attendees from across the U.S.A. who are otherwise left to the 'ehhh...' hotel bar and | or whatever beer they have bought from the nearby convenience stores, who would most likely _love_ the beers served there. So why not send the brewpub van to and from the Holiday Inn on a two-hour interval on Friday and Saturday nights?]
So I have resumed renting an auto from Cleveland Airport. (Do I get socked with visitor taxes and fees. But I use it to go the Big Lots to get a bucket [$1.50], cheese puffs | tortilla chips | mini-pretzels {to snack while viewing movies at Cinema Wasteland}, and then to Heinen's for a 12-pack of some _quality beers_ {which go into the bucket with some free ice}.) Because this is a great brewpub.
The location is entirely deceiving. It is in a strip mall on the east side of Pearl Road [the default Googleâ„¢ map has it on the wrong side] next door to an Entenmann's bakery outlet store.
If you're watching your money (because you want to buy obscure DVDs in the dealers' room at Cinema Wasteland), you have a lot of selections here. There is always at least one Ringneck Brwg. (the 'host' brewery) on special; and _Straub_ Beer [from Saint Mary's, PA. - which still closes for a week the first week of deer hunting season in PA.] is the megabrew lager.
The chalkboard behind the bar informs you what is on tap, its strength, IBUs; and price. You will find drafts from craft breweries in New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Oregon, and California.
If you are a member of the American Homebrewers Association, you get a discount on food items here.
The venue is festooned with breweriana from predecessor Ohio breweries.
I could compose a lot of text here describing just the Ringneck beers, but I won't. They do rotate. So what I had may not be on when you visit. I'll conclude by scribing that this *is* a beer destination. If you are in Cleveland; yes, Great Lakes is superb, and you can get there on the Cleveland Rapid (subway). But you should get to the Brew Kettle.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25
93.3
Overall

bobcat78 (210)
Tuesday 23rd of September 2008 10:35:12 PM
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Very interesting place - smokehouse, brewpub and brew on premisis location. Weird location- in a strip mall. In 2010, the restraurant was greatly expanded more than doubling the size of the restraurant, adding a wine tasting room and a patio. The restraurant is always busy but rarely do you need to wait to get in.


Have two different beers - their own beer was formerly known as Ringneck, now known simply as TBK - generally very afforably priced. They rotate the usual available, but they have an awesome IPA called White Rajah, but they also have other good IPAs such as Red Eye IPA and 4Cs. Also have some excellent dark beers including Black Jack Porter. Then they have around 20 guest taps at any given time which rotates. Guest beer selection is generally superb with an opportunity to have a nice selection through mixed samplers. They bring in some more rare choices as well as well known breweries such as Bells, Southern Tier, Stone, etc.

Food is a highlight as the smokehouse lends itself to excellent barbeque selections as well as very good anduille.

The service is generally quick and helpful, particularly when ordering at the bar. Between the selection of beer, both their own and guest taps and the smokehouse food options, this one is a winner.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
95.0
Overall

frazbri (78)
Sunday 17th of August 2008 09:15:52 PM
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I visited the Brew Kettle late Saturday afternoon. With the many facets of the Brew Kettle, it's not the easiest place to score. This place is a brewpub, beerbar and brew-on-premesis all in one place. How do you score it?

We stepped in from the parking lot to find a long, narrow room. A long, metal topped bar stands on the left side of the room. The right side is lined with boothes. A great collection of beer trays and signs cover the walls. The BOP is at the back of the store. It's got a nice, old-school bar vibe.

The Brew Kettle serves beer from Rogue, Dogfish Head, Southern Tier and many other good beers along with their own Ring Neck brews. There were more than two dozen taps of which three were their own. The Ring Neck beers I tried were solid, but not spectacular. The guest beers had a wider range.

I really like the Brew Kettle. It's a place the locals seem to dig, and it was welcoming to a beer traveler like me. Next visit I'm getting some bbq too.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

StormKing (1)
Monday 30th of June 2008 10:08:37 PM
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The best, the best, the best. Great beer selection at all times, including up to 6 of their own beers - all of them very good. Food is always very good, service is excellent - the barstaff are very helpful and knowledgeable about the beers. In the back is the area to brew your own beer - which I've done a few times and it's been an absolute pleasure. I look forward to my trips to Cleveland to visit this place.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5
98.3
Overall
Saturday 1st of March 2008 07:35:45 PM
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For any brewpub enthusiast, The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH is one not to miss! I have been a frequent visitor for a couple of years now, and enjoy this location very much.

From beer to food, you cannot go wrong. Your typical smokehouse / brewpub food menu featuring some of my favorites: Black Bean Cakes and Steak Sandwich. But even more important, what to pair your food selection with from behind the bar.

With 24 various brews on tap at all time, you are sure to find one you enjoy. All brews are micro's or brews brewed right on site at the Ringneck Brewing Company.

Prices are good on beer selections, with Sunday being $6 RN Pitcher day. Where else are you going to get a pitcher of select RN Micro's for $6?

And to round off the great food and beer, you can brew your own beer right on site in the brewery. They also sell beer brewing ingredients, which makes this stop even more enticing!

I highly suggest The Brew Kettle to anyone in this location, and highly recommend it to anyone who is traveling.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.75
96.7
Overall
Brew Kettle burger w | 'Potato of the Day'.
Brew Kettle burger w | 'Potato of the Day'.
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Samplers and description list
Samplers and description list
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Wall of breweriana
Wall of breweriana
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Back bar
Back bar
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½-tap list {B} [4 April 2009]
½-tap list {B} [4 April 2009]
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½-tap list [4 April 2009]
½-tap list [4 April 2009]
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