Ein Prosit! It’s Cleveland Beer Week!

Beer Taps at Bistro 185When you think of October, you think of Oktoberfest and traditional German celebrations with plenty of great beer. This year, in Cleveland, there’s a new reason to think of beer when you think of October: the first-ever Cleveland Beer Week, October 16-24. If you love great food and great beer, you will not want to miss this!

Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit collaborative celebration to raise awareness of and education for the strong American and imported craft brew industry while promoting patronage at local establishments. Bars, taverns, restaurants, grocers, specialty beverage stores, and other retail and purchase locations throughout the region are celebrating with musical entertainment, leisure activities, ale tastings, and brewmaster meet-and-greets offering unique specials to raise awareness of craft brews. It will all culminate in BREWzilla, a grand reception on Saturday, October 24, at The Arcade in downtown Cleveland. BREWzilla will feature more than 80 tasting stations, appetizers and other culinary delights that pair well with craft brews, as well as entertainment and guest appearances by renowned brewers. All proceeds will be donated to the Malone Scholarship Fund, managed by the Cleveland Scholarship Program, Northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit resource that promotes educational awareness and community enrichment by preparing the workforce of tomorrow.

Bistro 185 is proud to be part of the Cleveland Beer Week celebrations, and you can be part of them with us starting tonight! From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening, we’ll be hosting the Great Draft Beer Tasting, an event at which you’ll be able to choose any six beers and receive a 6 oz. sample of each one, accompanied by sausage, smoked meat, fruit, and cheese. Our featured beers will be Guinness, Magic Hat Summer Wacko, Labatt Blue Light, Great Lakes Grass Roots, Moosehead Lager, Ithaca Apricot Wheat, Great Divide Belgica, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Stella Artois, Breckinridge Avalanche Ale, and Triple Karmeliet. Cost is $35 per person.

On Thursday, October 22, starting at 5 p.m., we’ll host a Great Divide Keg Tapping, a special tapping from Great Divide Brewing of Denver, Colorado, featuring $4 pints of Great Divide 15th Anniversary Oak Aged India Pale Ale. Stop by to enjoy a fine product from this award-winning Western microbrewery.

For more information about Cleveland Beer Week, visit the Web site. For more on our Beer Week events, call us at 216.481.9635.

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