Nature goes better with fabulous beer.
Rwanda, Afghanistan, East Cleveland School Board Meetings -- we'd go damn near anywhere if they're serving nutritious beverages from the Great Lakes Brewing Company
. Happily, today's "Hoppy Hour" pairs the world's finest beer with one of Cleveland's loveliest settings: The Botanical Garden
. Ten bucks gets you appetizers and samples of the brewpub's indecently delicious brews, from Nosferatu to Oktoberfest to Holy Moses. It happens from 5 to 7 p.m. . . . but nowhere does it say you can't resume your taste test at the brewery afterward. Call 216-707-2834 to learn more. -- Erich Burnett