Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Homebrew Stores in Cleveland/Youngstown/Pittsburgh?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,330
Liked 4274 Times on 3113 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default Homebrew Stores in Cleveland/Youngstown/Pittsburgh?

I'm going to be in Youngstown for 6 days, starting next Tuesday. I will only have carry-on luggage (so I can't buy yeast to take home), but I would love to pick up a few odds and ends like 5# of crystal malt.

I know there is a brewstore in Struthers, OH. I believe there is a large one in Akron? I thought I'd go to Akron, to go to a brewpub (any advice on where?), and to a LHBS if one is close by.

Otherwise, a day trip to Pittsburgh or Cleveland would be fun, too. I'll be hanging out with my dad. He'd probably be up for a small day trip.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
head7l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: dublin, oh
Posts: 32
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

The Grape and Granary has gotten some good pub from people I know that have used them. I have no experience personally though.
http://www.thegrape.net/index.htm.

__________________

--Sean

head7l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
redone29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: hilliard, ohio
Posts: 12
Default

If in Akron I would definitely visit Grape and Granary. Great selection and very knowledgeable staff. Don't know of any brewpubs to visit though. I'll have to ask my father-in-law if he knows of any since he lives up there.

__________________
redone29 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
redone29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: hilliard, ohio
Posts: 12
Default

I had to look it up to remember where it was at but we've also gone to Leeners in Northfield.

__________________
redone29 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
GHC007
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 59
Likes Given: 1

Default

From my experiences, I would say Grape and Granary is the best HB store in Cleveland/Akron. If youre looking to make a day trip though, including BrewPub and LHBS, you have great options in Cleveland. Fatheads Brewing Co, Beer Engine, Brew Kettle & Great Lakes Brewing Co will give you great beer and great food and depending on which you chose you will drive past either Leeners in Northfield or JW Dover in Westlake. Both should have what you're looking for.

__________________
GHC007 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
smalliewader
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ruffs Dale, PA
Posts: 371
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Thirsty Dog in Akron, for a Brewpub. Never been there, but the drafts I've had in PGH from there are tasty. Grape and Granary in Akron is really good for supplies. South Hills Brewing for a PGH brew shop. There's a brew shop in Kent too...can't remember the name, but you'd think they would be pretty good since it's Kent...the home of LD Carlson.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mead-or View Post
smalliewader, you are a turd-face.
smalliewader is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
tmains
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 116
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I live in Cleveland and travel to Akron/Kent frequently.

Homebrew stores: Grape and Granary in Akron, JwDover in Westlake. Those are the two best around. I'd say they are about equal but I go to JwDover because it's closer and I really like the beer the make in their brewery that's just behind the storefront.

Places to drink in Akron: Hoppin' Frog, Thirsty Dog. Both are great.
Cleveland: Gotta go to Great Lakes Brewing Company, a new place right next to GLBC just opened up called Market Gardens, then there is Happy Dog.

Just a few I could think of right off the top of my head.

__________________
tmains is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 06:02 PM   #8
aceinthehole
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wadsworth, OH
Posts: 39
Default

The place in Kent is called Abruzzo's. I've never been there, but my neighbor goes there for his wine making supplies. I call the Grape & Granary my LHBS, and would suggest stopping in there. Its only about 10 minutes from work. Although not a big store square footage wise, they have everything you could need I think. They have a nice looking wine tasting room in the front, but I've never been in there.

Everyone else has already named all the places I could think of. Akron has Thirsty Dog and Hoppin Frog. Cleveland has Great Lakes Brewery and all the other places named. There is a nice marketplace across the street from GLB, called the Westside Market. I think they are only open certain days, but it is a neat place to walk around and see.

__________________
J.M. KEG Brew Haus

Up next:
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Amber Ale (Debut Brew), Pumpkin Ale, Pale Ale, Bavarian Hefeweizen
aceinthehole is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 06:19 PM   #9
jamboparty
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jamboparty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jefferson, OH
Posts: 163
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Another vote for Grape and Granary. Good amount of stuff there.

As others have mentioned... Great Lakes Brewing has some excellent beers and free tours of the brewery if you sign up on their website before going. The tour is only about an hour and includes a 'sampling'... bring quarters! I was just there last week enjoying their Nosferatu and Big Black Smoke. Delicious!

FatHeads is great too, and you can check their current beer menu before going. Also, they have sandwiches as big as your head.

__________________
jamboparty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
wyzazz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atwater, OH
Posts: 4,263
Liked 39 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

Grape and Granary in Akron
Abruzzo's in Kent (my LHBS, they are pretty small but can have whatever you want within 2 days, good group of guys)

Thirsty Dog (Akron Brewpub)
The Brew Kettle (Brewpub and Brew on Premise, a huge selection of stuff on draft and some good food as well)

And if you find yourself in the sticks East of Akron (Atwater/Randolph) you and yours are more than welcome to stop by for a homebrew.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)
wyzazz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Homebrew stores.. DoubleFisted General Beer Discussion 41 01-11-2011 03:38 PM
HomeBrew stores in NYC area? bobbydigital General Beer Discussion 4 12-11-2010 10:39 PM
homebrew store with fresh ingredients in Pittsburgh megaman General Beer Discussion 6 12-31-2008 12:36 AM
Canadian online homebrew stores indian09 General Beer Discussion 11 06-15-2007 12:12 AM
No homebrew stores in my state BeerRenter General Beer Discussion 18 02-19-2006 03:28 PM