You’re probably here for the beer. And you’ll find that with 30-plus taps and its own brewing and production facility. While you can dabble with a flight or pint of favorites such as 2XIPA, Nu Skool IPA and Lemon Drop Sun (for those eking out the last dog days of summer), there are also limited releases. Don’t overlook the Cherry Cordial Imperial Stout currently on tap — the dessert beer is rich and chocolaty with a hint of cherry.
Compared to the food offerings at STBC’s New York, Charlotte and Pittsburgh outposts, the menu here feels smaller but still taps into Cleveland’s foodie sensibility. You’ll find chicken thigh pierogies, and fried chicken and waffles. And while many of the dishes employ beer, such as the barbecue sauce on the smoked wings and the pizza dough made with Nu Skool IPA, it’s a move more for show than substance. We were fans of the creme brulee trio — salted caramel, vanilla and chocolate — served conveniently in flight glasses.
While situated near Progressive Field and The Q, Southern Tier likely becomes a prime pregame hangout. The decor and atmosphere reminds us of Butcher and the Brewer — minus the communal tables — with industrial touches of metal and wood. The spacious downstairs offers a lounge area with muted blue couches and leather chairs — what we predict will become a hot spot for watching the home team on the large built-in TV.
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August 29, 2018