Like its name implies, the 800-square-foot Cleveland Brewery taps into the beer scene with a local identity. Owner and brewmaster John Fuduric gets the inspiration for many of his beers — which are brewed using a one-barrel electric system — from his Collinwood neighbors. The Cavotta’s Wheat ($6 for 16 ounces) is made with honey and basil from Cavotta’s Garden Center & Urban Farm, while the Cleveland Imperial Stout ($7 for 16 ounces) is infused with coffee from nearby Six Shooter Coffee. But plan ahead — this hidden gem with an unassuming storefront tucked between an eye doctor’s office and the modern American comfort food of the Standard restaurant is only open Friday and Saturday. Our Pick: A tribute to the immigrants of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood, the popular San Giovanni Saison ($6 for 16 ounces) incorporates grapes from Collinwood Grape Co.
777 E. 185th St., Cleveland, 216-534-6992, theclevelandbrewery.com