Saucy Brew Works named its light-colored, American-style stout Fauxbia as a nod to the irrational fear some drinkers have of dark beer. But another fear the Hingetown brewery is quelling is our paranoia that we’ll eventually run out of new breweries to visit.Today, the brewery announced it would open an East Side taproom at Pinecrest, the mixed-use shopping center in Orange Village. Located at 400 Park Ave., the new spot is slated to open in April and features a small brewing operation, 20 draft lines and a coffeehouse.
Saucy Coffee, which will be a craft coffeehouse situated next to the taproom, will offer a single-origin house roast, pour overs, espresso, packaged coffee and a beer-inspired speciality menu.
“We felt as if we were neglecting our east-side friends, which isn’t a nice thing to do,” says Saucy CEO and co-owner Brent Zimmerman in a press release. “We are over-the-top excited to bring our fresh liquid to the East Side of Cleveland.”
The brewery also plans to open three more restaurants by the end of 2021, including locations in Detroit, Columbus and at Independence’s new Topgolf complex.
The opening also brings more drinking and dining options to the open-air shopping center after City Works closed in November and chef Dante Bocuzzi announced his Japanese fusion restaurant Goma would open on East Fourth Street instead of Pinecrest, as originally planned.
“This emerging brand quickly built a strong reputation for itself in Cleveland, and we believe it will be the perfect complement to our growing community of premier dining and entertainment destinations," said Rob Clarke, general manager of Pinecrest. "Plus, the launch of Saucy’s new coffeehouse concept will be another first for our district and an exciting addition for many of our guests.”Read More: Saucy Brew Works’ beer-wine combos were featured in Cleveland Magazine’s Beer Guide, and it’s “apizza” was named Best of Cleveland in 2017. You can also drink Saucy Brew Works at RocketMortgage FieldHouse.