This week I travel to Brick and Barrel Brewing and sat down with the owner Karl Spiesman and the head brewer Cara Baker. We focused on the traditional aspects of craft beer, namely their love of English beer styles. We discussed the difference in the Cleveland craft beer scene from the time they opened in 2014 until now. While we were discussing this amazing industry of craft beer, we sampled some phenomenal beers as well. We started with a Helles that was to die for. Next, we sampled a hybrid that included the Helles, Riesling wine, and tart cherries that was absolutely amazing. The hits kept coming as we drank an ESB next that was spot on. We followed that up with their flagship West Coast IPA called Bitter Chief. Finally, we closed the interview with an delicious Imperial Porter. Every beer was fantastic which matched vibe of the brewery. This is a fantastic place to visit, and I can’t wait to return to visit their patio this summer.
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