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The Brew Kettle
Excellent based on 82 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

8377 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio United States 44136 [ print map ]
440 239 8788

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Hours: Mon. - Sat. 11:30-10 Pub open later; Sun. 1-9


Mayor: JaBier (6) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: rotating


The Brew Kettle

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Beer Available At The Brew Kettle (arranged by most recent)
The Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA 99, The Brew Kettle Old 21 97, The Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye 83, The Brew Kettle One Eyed Jack 89, The Brew Kettle El Lupulo Libre 92, The Brew Kettle Vienna Lager , The Brew Kettle Big Woody Lager 42, The Brew Kettle Summer Soulstice 81, Ringneck Olde Particular , Destihl Hoperation Overload 88, The Brew Kettle Imperial Milk Stout , The Brew Kettle Black Gold Porter , The Brew Kettle Car 21 Porter , The Brew Kettle BOP Squid Ink Baltic Porter , The Brew Kettle Hop Pounder , The Brew Kettle Extra Bitter Special Bitter 40, Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA 93, Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat 66, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 96, Great Black Swamp DarkanDirty
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82 reviews for The Brew Kettle
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food  79%
 Value  80%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor  (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | January 3, 2006
We showed up at 2:05 p.m. on New Years Eve to a sign that said theyíd be closing at 2:00 p.m. that day. The door was open, so we wandered in and the bartender told us that we could do one round since we traveled a ways to get there. The four beers we shared between the five of us were really good - especially the Holly Day Stout and Barleywine. We also grabbed a bunch of bombers from the back ($2.99 a bottle, or something awesome like that.) I would have liked to stay longer, but it was good while it lasted!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | October 16, 2005
Wow, a lot of reviews for this place...I canít do much but add to the praise. Cool looking place...kinda sports-bar like but you forget about the TVs with all the great breweriana, much of it from regional midwestern brewers long gone...nice touch. The service was as quick and friendly and knowledgeable as Iíve seen in a long time, and English wasnít even my serverís first tongue. Food was terrific, they emphasize BBQ and smoked stuff; not gourmet, this mark is not meant to be compared to "the best" restaurants, but as brewpub fare goes, pretty awesome; I had the best brisket sandwich Iíve had. And the beer was all decent to very good...nothing truly great on my first visit, but this is worth another out-of-the-way trip, definitely.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott  (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | August 16, 2005
Combination brewpub, bar and BOP. One of my favorite combinations. And smoke-free, to boot! Lots of breweriana tchotchkes, a chance to buy some bottled brewmaster experiments from the BOP cooler; man, thatís liviní. Had to try a pulled pork sandwiches to test their "smokehouse" rep: it wasnít comparable to other ícue Iíve had, but thatís fine by me anyway. After trying all their fine Ringneck beers as a sampler, I had to go for one of the many guest beers for a full glass (an Avery 12), though I could have had quite a bit more of the Imperial Schwartzbier they had up. The bartender was concerned I might post a rating for the bottled "Brew Kettle" labeled stuff that wasnít meant to be sold as a "Ringneck," but I think when I crack them open, they will turn out quite all right.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
aracauna  (70) Georgia | August 1, 2005
This is my favorite bar in the Cleveland area. The brewpubís beers arenít as good as Buckeyeís, but theyíre still good. The atmosphere isnít as cool as Great Lakes, but itís not as crowded and is still a cool place to hang out. The food isnít really as good as Great Lakes, but Iím partial to barbecue. On top of that, the place has a large selection of high quality guest taps like Stone, Dogfish Head, Bellís, 3 Floyds and Founders. The place rocks.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh  (80) Mansfield, Ohio | February 24, 2005| Updated March 30, 2006
Missed Ogre Fest but made it the following week for some well deserved tasting. This was my first time to the Brew Kettle and I will be back. The selection of beers was just outstanding. I was able to try many brews from around the country and many of the Kettleís offerings. Jay was an excellent and knowlegable bartender, and I even got to meet the brewer on my way out the door. Great place everyone! Iíve been back since and had an equelly enjoyable experience. Ring Neck beers are average to very good and the food is satisfying. I make it a regular stop when ever Iím in the area.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
finatics  (1) | December 30, 2004
The Brewkettle is a great place to meet your freinds, take your boss and even bring the wife and kids! Pam and Chris make sure that everyone has a great time in their establishment. They take the time to talk to you, if you want, and will always suggest the perfect beer for your meal. Do not hesitate to bring the kids because my two daughter love the place and they are 9 & 6. Thanks for having this place because I need a place to escape! Love the Brewkettle, Fin
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9  (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | November 17, 2004| Updated February 16, 2005
Lots of breweriane adorn walls and shelves. Mostly metal beer trays from different breweries, bottles, and a deer head with a nice stained glass Ringneck Brewing sighn hanging over the bar. 22-24 draft selections with both house and guest beers on tap. They usually have about 6-8 RN beers on at all times and the rest are guest beers. One of the really good things about RN is that their beer lineup is everchanging. They have some of their flagship beers like Chiefís Rye Ale, a pale ale(4 Cís or other), but their bottle selection changes with the wind it seems. Definitely worth the stop if youíre in town with some time to kill. Iíve had a few different food items from RN, but the pulled pork sandwich and chicken wings are outstanding, as are the black bean cakes. I would highly recommend the wings if you are there!!!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232  (21) Reno, Nevada | August 26, 2004| Updated July 29, 2005
Stopped in on a lazy sunday afternoon. About 3 hours later, I was pretty convinced that this was a place I had neglected for far too long. Relatively easy going beer knowledgeable crowd. Staff was hip to what was good, even between kegs of the same beer! Nice to see a bar around here hiring smart beer people for behind the bar instead of someone who is simply eye candy and canít pour a pint to save their life. I think they had a contemporary blues/ rock station on the satillite radio, which was really cool. Two TVís playing beach volleyball and the Tribe game further enhanced the scene. Selection was just sweet. Probably the best commercial selection of drafts in the area, along with Buckeye. Gumballhead, 90 minute, Dominion Oak Barrel, Hog Heaven, and Ephemere to just name a few. Plus about 6 Ringneck brews on. Though their in house stuff was not as good as other local breweries, it was still good. I wasnít really blown away by the food, but most people who I talk to seem to like it. The brewery in the back is really nice looking. Overall, a neat spot not to be missed. Clevelandís version of Falling Rock.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Hotspur2001  (12) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 25, 2004| Updated September 11, 2006
Great place. Long bar and about 20 taps of beer, including about 5 of their own which are usually good as well as some very strong micros from around the country. Thereís a brewery in the back as well where you can brew, bottle, and label your own.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63  (137) La Porte , Indiana | June 1, 2004
A surprise indeed, I enjoy most of their brewed beers and I found that service was above average. I would recommend it for something different in the area.

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