United States > Ohio > Strongsville
Beer Available At The Brew Kettle (arranged by most recent)
TBK Production Works Jack Hammer Barleywine 94, Fat Heads Barrel Aged Battle Axe Baltic Porter 96, Fat Heads Head Trip Belgian Triple 61, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer 96, Smuttynose Smuttonator 97, Heavy Seas Siren Noire (2013 -) 98, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 85, Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout 73, Revolution Fistmas Ale 92, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans 97, Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale 97, Goose Island Pere Jacques 97, Summit Union Series #2: Rebellion Stout 97, Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, TBK Production Works White Rajah IPA 99, Jackie-Os Dirty Water 94, Blue Mountain Dark Hollow 98, Brew Kettle Car 21 Porter , Dogfish Head Burton Baton 99
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DiarmaidBHK (716) Pennsylvania | August 3, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best beer bar Iíve visited in the Cleveland area so far. Very vibrant atmosphere for a Tuesday night. They just expanded so they have a sizable dining area plus a very long bar. They have almost 30 taps with their own craft beer mixed in with other craft brews. You can also brew your own beer in the back. The wings were also very tasty. Iíll definitely go back.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | January 11, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 09/2006): Brew Kettle is located a short distance off I-71 in Strongsville. There is parking both in the front and rear, but getting the right driveway is essential.
The space is narrow with the bar on the left side with an impressive chalkboard beer list, a big mirror with the Ringneck logo and a stuffed deer hindquarters (?). There is seating along the right side and in the back. In the rear end of the Brew Kettle is the BOP area. An impressive collection of breweriana covers almost every available spot.
The beer selection is impressive. There are around 24 draft beers with about 8 of them being Ringneck brews. Other brewers like Stone, DFH, Clipper City, Barrelhouse and Lagunitas are represented too. As for bottles, there are Ringneck brews to go in the BOP area, around 8 different beers. There are 3 levels of samplers you can try.
Service here is good. The bartender clearly knew the beers and was kind enough to go outside the lines of the standard sampler to accommodate what we wanted to try.
The food here is standard pub fare. All we tried was the hot pretzel but it was actually very good. The mustard on it was eye-wateringly spicy but tasty.
Overall this is definitely a good place to visit either when visiting Cleveland or on the way there via I-71. I will definitely make it a regular stop in my travels to the northern part of the state.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 24, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place looks like anything but a brewpub from the outside in a row of strip malls and with a tiny door and no windows, but step inside and you enter a beer oasis. Relatively narrow, but very, very long bar, rather dark, but welcoming. On top of their exclusive Ringneck beers (a couple of which are also available for takeout), they have around 20 beers including some top notch micros from all over the country (though perhaps not necessarily all that rare) and a few European ones. You expect a place of this kind in NYC, but in Strongsville? I wish I had hit Mad Brewers as well, because their beers were very well brewed indeed and the staff seemed as knowledgeable as you get, inquiring on the places we visited and would visit on our road trip.
Sammy (513) Toronto, Ontario | July 9, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting place. Large and leading into the brew your own. Everyone knew their beer, the bartenders who pointed out maybe the best tap list in the city if not the state, the lady selling ingredients. Cheap food for my mates. Very long large bar, and you can take the snifters with you to bottle or to brew. All kinds of people here and stuff going on.Tasty soft drinks too.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 26, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty cool spot - there is a long, narrow bar area up front and a nice big U-brew area in the back. A sort of parking lot area out the back that serves as a patio as well. There was a nice selection of stuff on - some of it was quite tasty. The spalt bomb and red eye were standouts for me. Cheap too - which never hurts. Solid, if typical pub fare on the menu. I enjoyed hanging out with miketd and crizay though. A pretty solid spot to have a few - the continuous smell of boiling wort sure doesnít hurt the ambience either.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 15, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Located is some kind of mall strip. Looks like an old folks restaurant. 24 taps all total when I was there. Four of the taps were homebrews and the twenty others were from reputable American micros (Bellís, Stoudtís, Founders, Bear Republic, etc.). The four homebrews were good to very good. The 20 guess taps were mostly good beers that you find in just about any beer bars except for the Rogue Black Brutal (Skullsplitter) which I more than happy to find on tap. Super friendly service. I was recommended the BBQ spaghetti by fellow ratebeerian crizay who happens to work there. And Iím doing the same to anybody reading this. Get the BBQ spaghetti, a regional speciality I was told, this is a pretty tasty and original meal.
BVery (379) Burnsville, Minnesota | February 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome place - visited on 2.28.2012. Cool beer bar vibe with beer decor. Very good selection, flights available, and the house brew are solid. Didnít eat.
Tmoney99 (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 17, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One mile off interstate in strip of business on the left off the road. Good parking in lot. Clean older building with bar on left with tables for food and beverages on the right. Standard and seasonals on tap of Ringneck and good selection of nationals. Freindly server with knowledge of brews. Had wurst sampler plate and the menu had starters, salads, sandwiches. On site public and brewing operations in back with bombers to go. Nice location and I will stop again.
LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 2, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great brewpub outside Cleveland. It was certainly very busy on the Thursday night I visited. Got a table by the bar, but waited a little bit for service. This is mostly a beer bar. Although they do brew their own beer, they have like 4-5 taps of house brews, and say 25 guest taps. Nonetheless, itís worth it to seek out their house brews. I found the White Rajah and Red Eye PA very good, also got to try the 4 Cís on firkin. The guest beers were all American I believe, plenty of different styles and interesting selections (though I didnít get any, there were many I wanted to try). As far as the food menu, it was pretty basic. Got some pulled pork nachos which were quite tasty, especially the pork. A fun place, lots of beer paraphernalia on the walls, a few TVs. Worth it to stop here.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | September 5, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Our final beer stop on a Tuesday on our way out to Michigan for RBSG í10. For a place tucked away in a strip mall I was blown away. Not only was the very long main bar and dining area utterly slammed, but were it not for Crizay, we wouldnít have even gotten seating. We ended up out back in a quiet patio area nestled into the parking lot area. Worked out well given that there was myself, my wife, Crizay, his lady, miketd, puzzl, JoeMcPhee, Maxdaddy, and zdk. So we had that whole back area essentially to ourselves. The on-site brew your own system was also running and full of people. This place definitely has a big local community feel and we felt very welcomed overall. Their own beers were pretty good, and with the brew-your-own thing they have going on, some of those beers make appearances on the taps, which was quite cool. The food was geared toward the greasy comfort food end of the spectrum, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing, and ours was pretty good, so no complaints here. Wish there was one of these in a strip mall near me...
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