Category Archives: Breweries

first day on the job

Yesterday was one of those days, as my friend Andy put it, that when I’m on CNBC some day, I’ll be telling stories about how “I remember when.” Yesterday was my first day working part-time at Thomas Creek, our local … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues beers aged in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels

Last night at Barley’s we had a flight of Oskar Blues beers that had been aged in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels and served from casks: Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub and Ten Fidy. If you have never had a barrel-aged … Continue reading

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from the Hop Press: an interview with Tom Davis, brewmaster & founder of Thomas Creek

My latest post on the Hop Press: An interview with Tom Davis of Thomas Creek Tom and his father, Bill, talked with me about why they got into beer, how Tom started brewing, and what gave him the desire to … Continue reading

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brew day at Coast

I was able to make it down to Coast again for two more days this week. It actually worked out well for me, as I was in Columbia over the weekend for a fantasy football draft, so I went down … Continue reading

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the prodigal intern returns to The Coast

If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, or if you’ve known me personally for more than 15 minutes, you probably know that I’ve been homebrewing for about two and a half years, and I’ve had thoughts of going pro … Continue reading

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Cleveland beer tour, part 4 – The Brew Kettle

If I had known exactly what The Brew Kettle in Strongsville was, I certainly wouldn’t have made this my last stop on the beer tour. I probably would have gone there when I first got to Ohio and asked them … Continue reading

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Cleveland beer tour, part 3 – Cornerstone Brewing Company

After our “wild and crazy” Wednesday night in Cleveland at the Rocky River Brewing Co. and The Buckeye Beer Engine, we slowed things down on Thursday. We decided to go to the Cornerstone Brewing Company in Berea for lunch with … Continue reading

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Cleveland beer tour, part 2 – Buckeye Beer Engine

Last Wednesday, after our happy hour stint at Rocky River Brewing Co., the crew moved on to our dinner stop, the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood. The Buckeye Beer Engine is a restaurant and pub, and while they don’t brew … Continue reading

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Cleveland beer tour, part 1 – Rocky River Brewing Co.

As I wrote in my previous post, I spent last week in the land of my birth, Cleveland, Ohio. The first three days of the trip were primarily spent visiting family. By Wednesday, we had seen all of my living … Continue reading

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Cleveland beer tour, an introduction

Schnitzel with potato pancakes, sauerkraut and apple sauce at the Buckeye Beer Engine. It was damn good. I spent the past week in Cleveland, Ohio visiting family. It started out as a whirlwind. I think I saw every one of … Continue reading

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