(Visited 06/2008): Cornerstone Brewing is located in downtown Berea just a couple miles from I-71. Street parking is fairly plentiful in the surrounding Berea Triangle area.
The brewpub is long and relatively narrow with the bar running almost the entire length of the establishment. Table seating takes up the rest of the space. There is a board showing all the current beers on tap behind the bar.
The beer selection is decent and pretty well-rounded, and Cornerstone has a sampler of their 7 beers available. The beers range from Lager to Dry Stout with a couple interesting choices like a Tripel and Spring Wine. Overall the beers are average with one or two standouts.
Service was decent on a weekday evening.
The food here is above average pub grub. I tried a burger and found it very tasty, and my friends also enjoyed their sandwiches.
Overall this is a worthwhile stop considering how near the interstate it is. Definitely worth a visit to anyone traveling to or from Cleveland on I-71.
Second stop of the evening. Decent sized place with a small front patio and a big bar. They only serve their own beers, and had eight of them on tap when I was there. 4oz samples are $1 each (!). Service is good, food is pretty decent, beers are solid, not exceptional. Worth a stop.
What I liked about this place: convenience to airport; good accoustics so that you can hold a conversation without shouting; well lit; mid sized yet lots of seating available including at bar, andat lunchtime; and very decent beer though nothing extreme. My favourite beer was a fruit beer with real fruit an higher abv (6.7%) than the rest of the more sessionable choices. A passable homemade root beer. Nice tables and chairs, very good service.
Easy to find location on corner with parking next to the building. Came in the back door with the brewing operation on your left and along bar and seating area to your right. Bar in the center left. Saturday lunch crowd that was busy but not crowded. Staff behind the bar was friendly and was quick to offer the sampler set. Stand on the bar with printed description of beers was very helpful. All of the beers were good drinkable beers with one outstanding seasonal beer. Did not get an opportunity to try the food but the food I saw was well presented and was a large portion. Donít know if I will make it back to this dislocation again but I enjoyed the visit.
Brigadier (304) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | March 19, 2008| Updated January 19, 2014
A decent little stop on the west side of Cleveland, Iíve now been here twice. The food is your typical brewpub fare - nothing to get excited about but solid nonetheless. The atmosphere can be fun but once again donít expect anything more than modern brewpub (bar in the middle, tables clustered around, view of the brewing area).
The taps can be hit or miss depending on the time you visit. The first time I was in I tried a decent pumpkin beer. The second was a milk stout which was disappointing. The trend Iím detecting is that the beers here arenít going to be awful but neither are they amazing. This is your run of the mill neighborhood brewpub. If youíre going to the Brew Kettle and want to kill some time it might be worth a stop. On the other hand if you only have time to hit up one youíll fare better down the road in Strongsville.
stopped by for lunch around 1pm. The place was pretty crowded, but there was room at the bar and a couple tables were open. $9 for 9 samples of beer and I got there pizza lunch special of the day, which was a bbq pork pizza. I hardly looked at the menu, so i donít know if this was a dumb choice or not. the pizza was good. I went here by myself, but other patronís food looked good. The waitor was non existent at times, but it coulda been worse. Seven was the best beer available. worth a trip, especially if your hungry.
This place is a nice neighborhood watering hole. They had eight of their own beers on tap, plus a full bar. Pizzas, burgers and salads on the menu. The beers were all solid enough to support this neat little place.
A very nice bar. Can become very crowded at times. Draft beers are limited to the cornerstone offerings which are only slightly above average. Usually just a handful of drafts available. The food is pretty good and prices are reasonable.