This past Friday, I headed on over to the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal building so that my friend @BouncyMcTigger could take the US Citizenship test, and while in Cleveland I thought it would be worthwhile to showcase a few favorites of mine to this soon to be citizen. Odd enough none of the citizenship test questions had anything about where to get good food and drinks at in Cleveland… I know weird huh? I grew up about 20 minutes west of Cleveland so I’m fairly familiar with Cleveland and decided to pick up where the citizenship test lacked…and onward we went with sites, bites and beer (sorry couldn’t think of anything alcohol related that ended in ‘ites’)
Hold it a minute, I thought you featured a specific drink on your New Brew Tuesday? What gives monkey?
Patience young brew master, if you brew it they will come….OK I just confused myself on mix matching movie quotes. The point, if there ever is one, is that I swung on over to the Great Lakes Brewing Company located in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoyed myself a few beers. Unfortunately I was unable to make it to one of their free brewery tours, but if you find yourself in Cleveland stick around till after 5pm during the week or after 1pm on Saturdays and you’ll get a closer look than I at a microbrewery at it’s finest.
I know it has been two whole days since that lovely day of green and I needed that time to recuperate from green beer and Jameson whiskey. While some of you woke up wondering what happened, I was checking out the Cleveland parade and took plenty of pictures to ensure I could recall what I was doing. Sure, Cleveland doesn’t dye their river green like Chicago or have every Irish mob movie based in its city like Boston but the ‘luck o’ the Irish’ is strong at least one day a year. Believe it or not Cleveland has quite the experience in running a Saint Patrick’s Day parade, in fact they have been doing it since 1867! That’s well over 100 years of producing quality hangovers, way to go Cleveland.