A celebration is brewing for the fourth annual Cleveland Beer Week, Oct. 19-27.
This not-for-profit collaborative celebration staged by area restaurants and pubs will spotlight hundreds of craft beers, with tastings, dinners and educational programs. The event is designed to raise awareness of craft beers, promote patronage of area businesses and energize the local economy.
Get a “Beerducation” at Amp 150 restaurant on Oct. 22. Learn about Thirsty Dog Brewery and taste samples of its finest brews. Short-rib nachos will be on the menu to soak up the beer.
Taco Tuesday on Oct. 23 will highlight Great Lakes Brewing Co. offerings, while Cellar Rat Brewery will be featured on Oct. 24. Beers from each of the breweries featured throughout the week will complement each course at a beer dinner being offered on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. The dinner menu will include acorn squash ravioli, pear, prosciutto and goat cheese salad, seared bronzini with mushroom risotto, seared duck with spiced carrot puree, baby artichokes and roasted turnips, and chocolate s’more for dessert. Amp 150 is at 4277 W. 150th St. Phone 216-706-8787 for reservations.
B Spot at Crocker Park, 20 Main St. in Westlake, is serving breakfast for dinner with Founder’s on Oct. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of stout season with a glass of Founder’s Breakfast Stout. They will also tap a keg of Founder’s Harvest Ale.
Steal the pint with Lagunitas on Oct. 23, after 4 p.m. Order a Lagunitas IPA at B Spot and take the pint glass home with you. Stone Brewing Night, Oct. 25, will feature Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA. Order one and take home a logoed pint glass, while supplies last. B Spot will also host a rare tapping of Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Call 440-471-8270.
Buckeye Beer Engine, 15315 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, is having a Rogue Ales Oysterfest on Oct. 20. A thousand Yaquina Bay petites from Newport, Ore., will be on the menu, priced at $6 for six, or $4 for an oyster shooter. Featured beers will be Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner, Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale and Captain Sig’s Deadliest Ale.
Sip stout for brunch on Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., while you feast on steak and eggs, chocolate chip pancakes and spent grain French toast. The cost is $25 for your choice of two entrees, four stout samples and a Beer Engine coffee mug. An Anderson Valley Brewing Co. beer and food pairing is planned for 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are $65 and include tax and tip. Meet the brewers and the brewery reps at the annual Red Carpet event on Oct. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Phone 216-226-2337 for details.
Deagan’s Kitchen, 14810 Detroit Road in Lakewood, kicks off Beer Week with Lagunitas Mason jar night on Oct. 19, followed by Weihenstephan Hefe keep-the-glass night on Oct. 20. An Ommegang limited release night is planned for Oct. 21. A 3 Floyds prix fixe menu will be featured Oct. 22. Dogfish Head and taco night is Oct. 23, with a Founder’s Brewing beer dinner offered on Oct. 24. Call 216-767-5775.
Fat Head’s Brewery, 24581 Lorain Road in North Olmsted, is hosting an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 featuring its own brews and rarities from Victory Brewery. A Stone tape takeover is planned for Oct. 25, with a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. meet and greet, followed by a Stone and Fat Head’s collaboration dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner cost is $60. Phone 440-801-1001 for reservations.