They did a very nice job at remodeling this place, and the beer for the "most" part was pretty good, we got a sampler....9, 2 or 4 oz. glasses from light to dark ( Lager to a Porter ). The food was fantastic, from sandwiches to full dinners, and appetizers. Actually I think the food was better than the beer. Although I can’t knock the beer, It was very good too. I’ve been here 3 times and to another brewery 3 times. Cornerstone wins in a landslide. Worth the 35 min. trip any day. Their Grindstone Gold is a smooooth Lager I could drink all day (and may have)4.5%. And their Seven....An India pale ale made with a variety of hops for loads of aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Served unfiltered. 7.5% abv. (This is for the one in Madison Ohio.)
Came here on vacation while attending a Browns game. Received a 12 beer sampler flight, still the largest I have ever received. It was also cheaper than many 5 beer samplers I’ve received, so great value. The food was amazing and I would definitely like to go back. Great place!
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 don’t know if this was a dumb choice or not. the pizza was good. I went here by myself, but other patron’s 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.
The ambiance and the location are really cool. Brick and stone work are really appealing. Have met the two brewers on a couple of occassions including their first dinner tasting last year. These guys are great - knowledgeable, helpful and interesting. The Chef is incredible coming up with some outstanding food. The Grilled Portabella Burger was fantatic. The "Seven" Brew made from seven hop varities is a mainstay on my list.
(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.
This is almost as great a stop as the BrewKettle if you are heading to the Cleveland airport or have a long layover (really it’s a perfect stop for any Cleveland traveler). 8 MIN from rental car return! Quiet little neighborhood with a nice little brewery on the corner. Good atmosphere, quick and generally knowledgeable service. The beer selection was very good in my opinion and all the beers were drinkable to very good. The food looked, smelled and tasted great. Solid food and beer all the way around. I will be back!
Brigadier (321) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | March 19, 2008| Updated January 19, 2014
A decent little stop on the west side of Cleveland, I’ve 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 don’t 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 I’m detecting is that the beers here aren’t going to be awful but neither are they amazing. This is your run of the mill neighborhood brewpub. If you’re 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 you’ll fare better down the road in Strongsville.
Comfy, clean little brewpub on the square in Berea. Friendly, prompt service. Tasty and fresh seasonals. As mentioned by other raters, the beers have been very good since Erik has taken charge. I’ve always found the food to be light, tasty, and filling. Grat place to stop for pre/post Browns training camp visits!!!