Cleveland Beer Week barrels into town Oct. 18-26. The event kicks off with 16 breweries teaming up on seven small-batch beers. A rotating list of four of the beers is available the whole week at Heinen's growler stations. On Oct. 18 you can sample seven brews at various locations. If you only have time to try a few, make sure it's the following three.
The Brew Kettle and Willoughby Brewing Co.
Portside Distillery and Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
The Cornerstone Brewing Co. and Lager Heads Brewing Co.
This oatmeal porter incorporates subtle coffee, bacon and local maple syrup flavors. "We wanted to stretch and do something exciting, personally, as brewers and for the drinkers," says Lager Heads brewer Tom Robbins.