Noble Beast Brewing Co. is where Cleveland’s industrial past meets its creative future. Opened in May 2017, the brewery and taproom occupies a 120-year-old former steel warehouse in the industrial part of downtown.
Inside, Edison string lights and a motorcycle hang from exposed beams above a steel-plated bar. But there’s more going on here than throwback decor. Noble Beast owner and brewer Shaun Yasaki uses old-fashioned European techniques on his 10-barrel brewing system to create a rotating list of seasonals. Yasaki has even funkier plans with a wooden foeder tank used to create traditional sours. “What that allows you to do is put the beer in there and inoculate it with wild yeast, like bread, or even sour and bacteria cultures,” he says.
Our Pick: one of Noble Beast's two beers they have consistency, the evil motives IPA is a double dry-hopped IPA brewed with citra, simcoe and mosaic. . 1470 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland, 216-417-8588, noblebeastbeer.com