Can beer help revitalize a neighborhood? Rick Semersky, owner of Goldhorn Brewery, thinks so. As part of Semersky’s Hub 55 development in St. Clair Superior, the 10,000-square-foot space pays homage to the area’s Slovenian roots with Old World, Eastern European-style beers. With a steady lineup of six classic beers to draw in crowds, brewer Joel Warger uses five 10-barrel fermenters and four 20-barrel fermenters to make favorites such as the Polka City Pilsner ($5 for 16 ounces). Brewed with Styrian Golding hops grown in Slovenia, the result is a crisp taste with a clean finish that’s a tasty tribute to our city’s past. “We have a very solid neighborhood with a lot of friendly people, so we try to honor those old [Eastern European] traditions while trying to forge ahead as well,” says Warger. Our Pick: So dark it’s almost black, the St. Clair Stout ($5 for 16 ounces) bursts with hints of coffee and chocolate, while the addition of oats gives it a smooth, creamy finish.
1361 E. 55th St., Cleveland, 216-465-1352, goldhornbrewery.com