They may call themselves a wine and beer house but half of the product is craft beer. They have over 300 bottles which focuses on local craft, West coast, and Belgians. They also have some homebrew supplies for sale and branded glassware. In addition they have 8 taps from which they fill growlers and sell samples. They seem like really nice people as well.
This place is just about 1 km from Buckeyeís tap room, so combining the two is natural and makes for a nice afternoon, probably better than what youíd do in Cleveland anyway. I must say I had great expectations about Roziís which for some reason, I anticipated was the top store in Ohio. It is a very nice store, focusing on wine obviously with a airy, easy layout. It felt a bit insulting that we had to pay for our parking in a suburban area though. They encourage you to break six-packs, which is a must Iíd say since otherwise, their selection would be a bit disappointing. While they did have many of the beers I was looking forward to like Crooked River, a few Brew Kettle, a few Buckeye, I was hoping to find, for instance, the whole range of Hoppin Frog, the whole range of Alesmith. I only did two stores in the Cleveland area, the other being Chuckís and Chuckís seemed to strike a few more hits although Roziís is perhaps better located. Staff was very helpful also.
A nice store with large wooden shelving and a few containers with all different kinds of beer. Set up a touch confusing at first but figured it out quickly. Employee on had was helpful and knowledgeable about the beers on hand. A very strong selection with a good number of local beers. Prices were a touch high, but well worth it for the selection. A great beer store.
Stopped by here in late July í08. Helpful staff - ask to help - but do not hover. Friendly, knowledgeable of RB. Excellent selection of top end brews. Picked a Speedway Stout and a few other gems here. Not a huge selection of miscellaneous singles - but after seeing the Alesmiths and Stone etc - I quickly forgot about racking up the tickings and focused on quality. Lots of home brew supplies and plenty of glassware. Plenty of cheap parking nearby. Worth going out of your way for.
Nice store. Not a huge selection, but what there is is pretty solid. Picked up some selections from Three Floyds, Bells, Southampton, Hoppin Frog and more. Some of the bottles (Alesmith, Avery) were pricier than I have seen elsewhere but still reasonable. Between the girlfriend and I we dropped about $75 here and could have spent more. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Recommended.
A cool little store. Beer accounts for about 25% of the space. Not a big selection but some interesting beers. On the American front youíve got your classics such as Speedway Stout, AleSmith IPA and so on but nothing that really stands out. You wonít find extra-cool beer here. The import section is small but has a few interesting items. From what I could see the problem with that store is that it is well located, it has a steady clientele and do not stack-up much beers in the back. So when something really good and not common hits the shelves it sells-out pretty fast. Unless youíre lucky with a good timing you wonít find the ďwow!Ē beer there. But what really stands out is the staff. Never have I felt like someone as willing to help me. I wanted to score some Ola Dubh 30 Year Old and the guy turned the store inside-out to see if they had any left. You need to make a stop there, itís only 5 minutes away from the Great Lakes brewpub.
Other than the parking (hint go on a Saturday and you can park for free) I have no complaints about this place. The selection isnít the largest but it is diverse and covers everything you could want. Good finds here that are harder to get around town include anything just released and small operations like Mad Brewer which Iíve only ever seen at 101 Bottles in Kent. The people here know their stuff as well. If you happen to be on the west side of Cleveland it is worth your time to stop by.
A nice small selection of upscale beers in an upscale wine shop, I managed to get a half-dozen gems here including Southamptonís new saison, not something Iíd have expected; nice somewhat informed service....but the selection IS pretty small and eclectic, you wonít be stocking up here bigtime unless youíre only looking for rarities. I donít think there were anything close to 300 beers when I visited (early October 06). Still, worth a stop and not too too far off the highway.
This is what I call a mom and pop operation. Mostly a wine store, but they have a small corner dedicated to beer. They do not have a huge selection, but they make up for that in quality. Why carry something that you can get everywhere else, including the supermarket? Singles selection was small, but they will break most six packs. I came to fill my shipper for my flight home, and they offered to give me another shipper if I wanted to buy more beer. Thatís service! I walked out with some Bells and Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Worth a visit if you are in the area, and itís less than 10 minutes from Great Lakes Brewing Co.!
When I visited: May 2012.
What I had: Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA (draught), Chicken Salad Sandwich & Chips, sandwich and ginger ale for my better half.
What I bought: Founders Double Trouble, Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic Porter, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Victory, Stone and Dogfish Head Saison du Buff.
What I liked: Respectable bottle selection, attractive wooden interior (looks recently renovated), pleasant covered patio overlooking the street scape, competent and efficient staff, decent prices, tasty no frills food.
What I disliked: Must have missed something - like another room that I wasnít aware of? - as the selection was tiny compared to most other U.S. beer stores that Iíve been to. Seemed like the stock was running thin as there were several empty spaces on the shelves. Still, I was very happy with the beers that I purchased (especially the Big Eye).
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall Rating: 80