October 07, 2015

9 Can't-Miss Cleveland Beer Week Events

Raise your glass because the wait is over and it's finally here: Cleveland Beer Week kicks off Friday. Events include drinking on a boat, train, drinking while eating cheese and chocolate, and just drinking in general. Here are nine events you don't want to miss.

By Brandon Koziol

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Collaboration Kickoffs -  Friday, October 9, 7-10 p.m.
The opening ceremony has to be grand for beer week, and we approve of the festivities. The ultimate bar crawl includes six neighborhoods and eight small-batch collaboration beers brewed by 24 local and national breweries on draft. Just for the event, Great Lakes Brewing Company is rolling out Mash Appeal, a pre-prohibition style brew with a malt favor and tart finish. Count us in. Each neighborhood including Lakewood, Tremont and Ohio City has a different check in location. Tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets and find all the check in locations here.
(Photo via Glbc_cleveland, Instagram)
Collaboration Kickoffs - Friday, October 9, 7-10 p.m.

The opening ceremony has to be grand for beer week, and we approve of the festivities. The ultimate bar crawl includes six neighborhoods and eight small-batch collaboration beers brewed by 24 local and national breweries on draft. Just for the event, Great Lakes Brewing Company is rolling out Mash Appeal, a pre-prohibition style brew with a malt favor and tart finish. Count us in. Each neighborhood including Lakewood, Tremont and Ohio City has a different check in location. Tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets and find all the check in locations here.

(Photo via Glbc_cleveland, Instagram)

Belgian Social - Saturday, October 10, 2-5 p.m.
Duvel USA and Butcher & the Brewer collaborate to make everyone's beer-guzzling dreams come true. Along with 15 beer samples that include Belgian brews and Belgian inspired fare, there will be live music. The event's at Butcher & The Brewer (2043 E 4th St, Cleveland) and tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)
Belgian Social - Saturday, October 10, 2-5 p.m.

Duvel USA and Butcher & the Brewer collaborate to make everyone's beer-guzzling dreams come true. Along with 15 beer samples that include Belgian brews and Belgian inspired fare, there will be live music. The event's at Butcher & The Brewer (2043 E 4th St, Cleveland) and tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)

The Great Beer Chase - Sunday, October 11, 8:30 a.m. to Noon 
Running at 8 in the morning doesn't seem like fun, but alchohol makes everything tolerable. Participants can run, walk or even do a drunkin' crawl to the finish line in a 5k beer chase. Victors can win a medal, t-shirts or a pint of beer. The run's at Great Lakes Brewing Company (2516 Market Ave Cleveland). Tickets are $35 until October 9, and will go up to $40 on race day. You can register here.
(Photo via Raul Lieberwirth, Flickr CC)
The Great Beer Chase - Sunday, October 11, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Running at 8 in the morning doesn't seem like fun, but alchohol makes everything tolerable. Participants can run, walk or even do a drunkin' crawl to the finish line in a 5k beer chase. Victors can win a medal, t-shirts or a pint of beer. The run's at Great Lakes Brewing Company (2516 Market Ave Cleveland). Tickets are $35 until October 9, and will go up to $40 on race day. You can register here.

(Photo via Raul Lieberwirth, Flickr CC)

Offshore Pour - Monday, October 12, 6-9:30 p.m.
What's better than cracking open a beer on a boat? Nothing. The Nautica Queen sets sail Monday and onboard will be a boat load of craft breweries to sip on. Don't feel too bad about getting smacked because, remember, proceeds benefit the Malone Scholarship Program. Drinking with a cause makes it a little less shameful. Board on the Nautica Queen (1153 Main Avenue
Cleveland). Tickets are $45. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)
Offshore Pour - Monday, October 12, 6-9:30 p.m.

What's better than cracking open a beer on a boat? Nothing. The Nautica Queen sets sail Monday and onboard will be a boat load of craft breweries to sip on. Don't feel too bad about getting smacked because, remember, proceeds benefit the Malone Scholarship Program. Drinking with a cause makes it a little less shameful. Board on the Nautica Queen (1153 Main Avenue Cleveland). Tickets are $45. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)

Culture Yourself - Tuesday, October 13, 6-9 p.m. 
We lied. There's something better than a beer on a boat and it's cheese. 16 brewery beers are paired with artisanal cheeses for this fan favorite event. There will be 25 drink samples with cheese pairings. Find the cheese at the Great Lakes Brewing Tasting Room (2701 Carroll Avenue Cleveland). Tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Hutch545, Instagram)
Culture Yourself - Tuesday, October 13, 6-9 p.m.

We lied. There's something better than a beer on a boat and it's cheese. 16 brewery beers are paired with artisanal cheeses for this fan favorite event. There will be 25 drink samples with cheese pairings. Find the cheese at the Great Lakes Brewing Tasting Room (2701 Carroll Avenue Cleveland). Tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Hutch545, Instagram)

Beer and Chocolate Extravaganza - Friday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m 
From savory to sweet, beer week pairs craft favorites with artisanal chocolates at the downtown Heinen's. We'll drink to celebrating Sweetest Day early with beer and fancy treats. The event's at Heinens Downtown (900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland) and tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Chris Becker, Flickr CC)
Beer and Chocolate Extravaganza - Friday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m

From savory to sweet, beer week pairs craft favorites with artisanal chocolates at the downtown Heinen's. We'll drink to celebrating Sweetest Day early with beer and fancy treats. The event's at Heinens Downtown (900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland) and tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Chris Becker, Flickr CC)

Ales On Rails - Friday, October 16, 6-9:30 p.m. 
Get buzzed on a train. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad turns a regular train into a turn up train with seven craft brews and a boxed dinner. There will be party lights, beer and plenty of drunk dancing. The event's at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (7900 Old Rockside Road Independence) and tickets are $49 to $82. You can purchase them 
here.
(Photo via Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Facebook)
Ales On Rails - Friday, October 16, 6-9:30 p.m.

Get buzzed on a train. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad turns a regular train into a turn up train with seven craft brews and a boxed dinner. There will be party lights, beer and plenty of drunk dancing. The event's at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (7900 Old Rockside Road Independence) and tickets are $49 to $82. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Facebook)

Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting - Saturday, October 17,  6-10 p.m. 
More than 80 breweries and hundreds of beers. Need we say more? Brewzilla is definitely the biggest party of Cleveland Beer Week. Also featured are favorite Ohio breweries and a Belgian Beer Garden. See you there at the Wolstein Center. 
The event's at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue Cleveland) and tickets are $40 to $75. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)
Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting - Saturday, October 17, 6-10 p.m.

More than 80 breweries and hundreds of beers. Need we say more? Brewzilla is definitely the biggest party of Cleveland Beer Week. Also featured are favorite Ohio breweries and a Belgian Beer Garden. See you there at the Wolstein Center. The event's at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue Cleveland) and tickets are $40 to $75. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)

Browns, Broncos Tailgate - Sunday, October 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Tickets or not, the Browns and Broncos tailgate party will not be one to miss. There'll be beers galore like Oskar Blues, along with the best food trucks in town at Huntington Surface Lot. To top it off, a Tito's Bloody Mary bar will be there as well. Tailgate at the Huntington Surface Lot (Corner of West 3rd and Lakeside, Cleveland). Tickets are $25. You can purchase them here.
(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)
Browns, Broncos Tailgate - Sunday, October 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tickets or not, the Browns and Broncos tailgate party will not be one to miss. There'll be beers galore like Oskar Blues, along with the best food trucks in town at Huntington Surface Lot. To top it off, a Tito's Bloody Mary bar will be there as well. Tailgate at the Huntington Surface Lot (Corner of West 3rd and Lakeside, Cleveland). Tickets are $25. You can purchase them here.

(Photo via Emanuel Wallace, Scene)