If there’s one thing we do well in Cleveland, it’s make beer. We have turned into an absolute mecca of craft beer, which is why I was so excited to get a sneak peek at the newest brewery on the block: Goldhorn Brewery.
Named after a Slovenian legend, Goldhorn Brewery honors the heritage of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood it calls home (and, yes, there are pierogi on the menu).
Joel Warger, head brewer at Goldhorn, worked at Great Lakes Brewing Co. and then brought his expertise a bit to the east to helm this new project that is part of Hub 55 (encompassing Cafe 55, Goldhorn Brewery, and Sterle’s Country House).
The beers he created are all pretty straightforward for their style, but each is well-crafted and quite tasty. My favorites were the St. Clair Stout, the Numbered Street Wheat, and the Fire Plug Pale Ale, which is a smoked pale ale that is the most unique of the Goldhorn Brewery offerings.
Beers are $1.50 for 5 oz, $3 for 10 oz, or $5 for 16 oz. Or you can order a four-beer sampler for $6.
I didn’t get a chance to sample the food, but I perused the menu, which offers hearty bar fare from nachos to pierogi to a variety of sandwiches. There’s also a kid’s menu available. Goldhorn Brewery aims to be a neighborhood haunt, welcoming everyone from folks shopping at the Cleveland Flea to those living and working nearby.
There is ample indoor and outdoor seating as well as a soon-to-be-completed event space in the brewery area itself (a perfect spot for beer pairing dinners). The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, as is the entire menu from beer to food. This place is quintessential Cleveland: not too fancy, not too fussy, just doing the simple things well.
Goldhorn Brewery is now open 3pm-9pm Tuesday through Thursday, 3pm-10pm Friday, 12pm-10pm Saturday, and 12pm-6pm Sunday. I can’t wait to get back there to dive into some pierogi and settle on my favorite beer. Na zdravje!
***Disclosure: I was invited to attend the media preview of Goldhorn Brewery. When I wasn’t able to make it, they generously offered to let me stop by for some complimentary beer and engaging chit-chat on a different evening. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***