Founded in 2012, The BottleHouse Brewery has grown into a 7-barrel brewhouse that focuses on small batch releases and continual innovation with old and new world styles. We take an artistic approach to bringing these hand crafted ales to our local community, opening dialogues to further educate ourselves and our patrons. 2014 saw the opening of The BottleHouse Meadery, which gave us an even broader field of fermentation to work in and experiment and where we have chosen to focus on unique ingredient combinations heavily favoring local products. Our passion for barrel-aging has led us down the path to mixed fermentations and the production of sour and wild beers. In 2016 we opened a second taproom in Lakewood that is dedicated to the production and aging of these unique ales and houses dozens of barrels in various stages of fermentation.
Our lineup of beers includes an ever rotating batch of one-off and seasonal experiments peppered with flagship offerings. Aroma and flavor forward hoppy ales, twists on classic lagers and European offerings with a strong Belgian lean, balanced and flavorful barrel aged imperials, sophisticated yet approachable meads, dry and complex ciders and an increasing number and variety of unique sours. Entering 2018 a large portion of both of our taplists will be dedicated to our barrel-aged sours as we strive to become an area leader in the production of these beers. Many of our products see limited runs of 1-300 bottles, available exclusively at our taprooms while supplies last.
Brian Benchek – Owner/Brewmaster
Jason Kallicragas – Mead-maker/Asst. Brewer
2017 GABF Bronze Medal – Aged Beer
2017 GABF Bronze Medal – Historic Beer
7 bbl Brewhouse
3 x 7 bbl Fermenters
2 x 7 bbl Bright Tanks
3 x 3 bbl Mead Fermenters
1 x 500L VCT Mead Tank
4 x Oak Barrels (Beer/Mead)
56 x Oak Barrels (Sour/Wild/Cider)
Our Commitment to Local
As a small, community-focused business we believe it is best for everyone if we support the efforts of high-quality, local producers whose values are in line with our own. We try to implement this philosophy where and whenever possible.
-We work closely with Rising Star Coffee Roasters for our flagship stout and for several more upcoming projects
-Our used Bourbon & Rye whiskey barrels come from Tom’s Foolery Distillery
-Our used wine barrels for our sour/cider/mead programs come from M Cellars and South River Vineyards
-The majority of the honey we use comes from Guyette Farms in Aurora and we use Jerry’s heirloom cider apples in our Chorus cider
-The apples, grapes and fruit we use for our products come from Ohio or nearby Great Lakes farms
-We support the fantastic efforts of local chefs like Saucisson and Larder as well as having utilized foraged ingredients with Jeremy Umansky
-10% of our Community Pilsner sales are donated to a rotating roster of local non-profit or arts groups
-Our house board game Alestone was designed and produced by Cleveland game campnay Dead Box Games
-Our trivia nights and other entertainment events are produced by the award-winning Forest City Trivia