Beer Around The NFL: Cleveland Browns

Throughout the fall we have been taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops. One thing is for sure, football fans are drinking very well. And if you're not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout, then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the Cleveland Browns.


Great Lakes Brewing Co. Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout: Aged in oak bourbon barrels, this Russian Imperial stout weighs in at a hefty 9.5% ABV and is filled with intense bourbon, dark chocolate and coffee notes. A fruity sweetness on the finish rounds it out.

Willoughby Wenceslas Christmas Ale: It may not be time to deck the halls quite yet, but this Christmas spiced ale is already available. It's redolent of cinnamon, nutmeg and burnt orange, laced with a honeyed sweetness.

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse: A "malty beast," according to the brewer's website. It boasts bourbon, caramel some piney aromas, with hints of dark fruit in the mouth.


La Cave du Vin: The name is deceiving; it may have an extensive wine cellar, but this bar-slash-shop is also lauded for its exhaustive beer selection. Eight taps and some 250 bottles ensure you'll never go thirsty. 2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard, 216-932-6411,

McNulty's Bier Markt: The self-proclaimed "only Belgian bier bar in Ohio," serves more than 100 Belgian and Belgian-style American brews, including a rotating cast of 30 draft beers. 1948 West 25th Street, 216-274-1010,

The Tremont Tap House: This gastropub set has close to 50 taps that get changed every week and another 50 different bottles of craft domestic and select imported beers. 2572 Scranton Road, 216-298-4451,


Lizardville Beer Store & Whiskey Bar: The beer store stocks more than 600 different bottles from around the world, sold to stay or to go. Use one to chase one of the 170 whiskeys. Multiple locations,

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