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And the Winner of the BolsitaBebe Change Purse Is

It’s time to announce the winner of the Coventry Village Change Purse giveaway!

After placing all of the entries into an Excel document …

… and then using random.org to pick our winner:

I am happy to announce that entry 9 – HungryinCLE –  has won the BolsitaBebe-designed purse! Please email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com to redeem your prize.

If you didn’t win, you can still get your own Change Purse for Charity by visiting BolsitaBebe’s etsy shop.  For every purse ordered, $1 will go to a different charity each month. This month’s non-profit is the Cleveland APL, an organization close to my heart because of my rescue cat Chloe.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the giveaway and shared their favorite memories of Coventry Village!

WhyCLE Challenge: Reasons 14 – 20 to Love Cleveland

Events at PlayhouseSquare like the Mini Golf Par-Tee - Reason #15 why I love Cleveland.

Only two days left to enter my giveaway for a Coventry Village-inspired change purse. You have until May 23rd at 11:59 pm.


Time for the 3rd part of May’s WhyCLE Challenge where I’ll be tweeting a daily reason why I love this city.  You can follow those reasons and my other tweets @ADHicken.  I’ll also be recapping these reasons on my blog each weekend.

Reasons 14-20 to love Cleveland taken from this week’s Twitter stream:

#WhyCLE Reason 14: #CLEFit events like #CLEMarathon. Good luck & congrats to the runners today including kids & teachers from @WeRunThisCity

#WhyCLE Reason 15: @playhousesquare’s Mini Golf Par-Tee is Tues! How you can get tix to putt in the Palace: http://ow.ly/4VcfK

#WhyCLE Reason 16: @emergingchefs’ Mardi Gras en Mai menu (http://ow.ly/4Vcnf). Check it out, then buy tix here: http://ow.ly/4VcnH

#WhyCLE Reason 17: @cedarpoint is open for the season! #HappyinCLE to be able to visit thru Oct. http://ow.ly/4Vc3e

#WhyCLE Reason 18: C-Town Chow Down this Sunday in @TremontWest’s Lincoln Park. Foodtrucks make me #happyinCLE! http://ow.ly/4XduH

#WhyCLE Reason 19: @CleWorldAffairs’ Global #CLE Launch & Summit next wk. Help build a more global city: http://ow.ly/4YtyT

#WhyCLE Reason 20: @ClevelandMag’s @SilverSpoonCLE awards on 5/26. An excellent benefit for the Arthritis Foundation: http://ow.ly/4ZkxV


Want to catch up on previous reasons why I love Cleveland?

WhyCLE Reasons 1-6

WhyCLE Reason 7-13

Exploring Little Italy with NEO Food Tours


Visit www.NEOFoodTours.com


Have you entered my giveaway for a Coventry Village-inspired change purse? You have until May 23rd at 11:59 pm.


There’s no doubt that Northeast Ohio is in the middle of a culinary renaissance. And while the neighborhoods the chefs call home are benefitting from their presence, the restaurants are likewise finding inspiration from the history and uniqueness of the area.

Todd Gauman, Pat Johnson and Melissa Looney saw this and wanted to put something together that would educate and entertain others about the connection between the two. 

With NEO Food Tours, they’ve created a series of events that will combine the best of both worlds: dining and learning about the restaurants from the chefs themselves while exploring the history and culture of our neighborhoods.  They premiered their guided walking tours at the end of April with a sold-out tour of Ohio City.

To follow up with the success of that event, NEO Food Tours will be heading to the eastside on June 1 with a tour of Little Italy. The walking restaurant tour of this historic neighborhood will meet at La Dolce Vita Bistro at 6:30 pm.

La Dolce Vita’s owner Terry Tarantino – one of Little Italy’s most passionate advocates – will be the special guest tour guide for the evening, sharing stories from the neighborhood’s past and present as the small group strolls from stop to stop.

In addition to La Dolce Vita, the tour will make stops at Gusto, Murray Hill Market, Michaelangelo’s and Trattoria on the Hill.  An intimate, progressive course dinner will unfold – starting with an opening course at the first restaurant and concluding at the last stop with a sweet and savory dessert.

At each restaurant, the small group of guests sits for approximately 20 minutes, talks with the chef or owner about what inspires their culinary creations, and enjoys a small off-menu plate paired with a specially made beverage to complement the food’s flavors.

You can buy tickets for the Little Italy tour here.

NEO Food Tours’ Little Italy event comes just in time for the neighborhood’s first Art Walk of 2011, which takes place June 3-5.  So after you’ve learned about the neighborhood and experienced its restaurants through the eyes of one of its avid supporters, you can come back for a second helping that weekend to explore its art galleries and shops.

After the Little Italy trip, NEO Food Tours will bring monthly tours to the region on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  The next one on June 22nd will explore Tremont’s colorful and varied personality.  The food tour series will then rotate through the Westside, Eastside and Downtown neighborhoods – as well as outer neighborhoods and suburbs, giving guests an opportunity to fully experience the region’s culinary renaissance. 

Emerging Chefs' Mardi Gras en Mai - just another one of the many appetizing upcoming events in Cleveland.

If you’re still hungry, there are a wealth of events coming up to satisfy your palate.  One week from today on May 27 will be Emerging Chefs’ next dinner – Mardi Gras en Mai.  The menu was just released (can’t wait for the mango habanero popsicle!) so once you take a look, buy your ticket and join me at what will be another very unique dinner.

Other culinary fun includes:

Between NEO Food Tours and all of the other events, I’m looking forward to a very appetizing few weeks.

NEO Food Tours 411:


Disclosures: Clue Into CLE guest blogger Elizabeth Grepp and I were asked to assist NEO Food Tours with their PR and outreach and I am a member of Emerging Chefs’ Affiliates program.  The opinions in this post, though, are 100% my own.

GIVEAWAY: Coventry Village-Inspired Change Purse

Enter to win a BolsitaBebe Change Purse for Charity inspired by the Eastside's Coventry Village. Pictured here is her Athens design.

When Scott and I lived in Shaker Heights, one of our favorite Eastside neighborhoods to visit (still is – even though we’re in Avon Lake) was Coventry Village.

There’s Big Fun, wine at La Cave du Vin, delicious food at Tommy’s, and I can thank City Buddha for helping me find some unique accessories for this year’s Jump Back Ball.   As Coventry-resident Elizabeth noted in Clue Into Cleveland’s first guest post, the neighborhood is also home to plenty of people-watching opportunities.

Because of this, when Jodi Schwaben told me about her handmade BolsitaBebe Change Purses for Charities, I realized her Coventry-inspired purse would be the perfect item for my second giveaway!

Jodi, who has the unique ability to combine classic taste with artistic and fun twists, names each handmade change purse after a different city or neighborhood (I just bought the Ohio City purse).  And for every purse purchased, she donates $1 to a new charity each month.

In April, BolsitaBebe raised funds for The Ronald McDonald House. This month’s non-profit is the Cleveland APL, an organization close to my heart because of my rescue cat Chloe.

One of my favorite things about Jodi’s change purses is that she writes up a little story on each one, tying in aspects of the place they are inspired by. For the Coventry Village purse, she writes:

Whether you’re at the Inn working the crossword or sipping on a Tommy’s milkshake, the Coventry Change Purse will keep your essentials close and your hands free so that you can clap for that awesome indy band at the Grog Shop.”

The Coventry Village Change Purse is brand new and not yet up on the BolsitaBebe Etsy site, so the winner of the Clue Into Cleveland giveaway will be the first person to receive this limited design.

Support a local designer and nonprofit by ordering a BolsitaBebe change purse or
enter my giveaway for the Coventry Village design!

There are 6 Ways to Enter The Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**

1) Mandatory first entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part about Coventry Village.

2) Follow @ADHicken AND @BolsitaBebe on Twitter

3) Twitter users can get an extra entry each day for tweeting: “Check out @ADHicken’s Clue Into #CLE #giveaway for a @BolsitaBebe Coventry Village Change Purse http://wp.me/pPIgG-za #etsy”.  Each day you do this, you must leave a new comment.

4) Click “like” on Clue Into Cleveland‘s AND BolsitaBebe Designs‘ Facebook pages. 

5) Follow Clue Into Cleveland through NetworkedBlogs.

6) Add my blog to your Google Reader (or add me to a blog roll if you have one). 

You have until Monday, May 23rd  at 11:59PM to enter.  And remember to leave a separate entry for each one of these that you accomplish – Good Luck!


Disclosure: BolsitaBebe offered one change purse to give away to a lucky reader (to be selected via Random.org on Tuesday, May 24th). As always, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

WhyCLE Challenge: Reasons 7 – 13 to Love Cleveland

One of this week's reasons why I love Cleveland: going to an Indians game. Although the Indians didn't win on Wednesday, getting my picture with "Slider" (well, Slider's statue) and hanging out in Progressive made up for it.

As I posted last week, I’m taking the WhyCLE Challenge in May where I’ll be tweeting a daily reason why I love this city.  You can follow those reasons and my other tweets @ADHicken.  I’ll also be recapping these reasons on my blog each weekend.


Reasons 7-13 to love Cleveland taken straight from this week’s Twitter stream:

#WhyCLE Reason 7:  Cleveland’s comic book history & celebrating @FreeComicBook Day @WestlakePorter http://ow.ly/4O5Kg #FCBD

#WhyCLE Reason 8: More natl coverage for #CLE! @playhousesquare’s work w/@cleveplayhouse @wviz = economic success in arts http://ow.ly/4PHeY

#WhyCLE Reason 9: Events like Chef Jam, where food meets rock at @rock_hall. http://wp.me/pPIgG-Aj #HappyinCLE #clefood

#WhyCLE Reason 10: Tues. in @TremontWest. Tonight eat @ Civilization, Ty Fun & Tremont Scoops &10% benefits Arts in Aug. http://ow.ly/4R21x

#WhyCLE Reason 11: The #Indians! There’s nothing like catching a game after work to make the day that much better. #GoTribe! [Another picture from Wednesday’s game: http://tumblr.com/xu12hda3ec]

#WhyCLE Reason 12: Bowling at Mahall’s in #Lakewood where I can score games by hand. Love this place! http://ow.ly/4SU5k #happyinCLE

#WhyCLE Reason 13: Another excellent exhibit to check out at #CLE’s @rock_hall. Women Who Rock opens today: http://ow.ly/4TLnk


Want to catch up on previous reasons why I love Cleveland?

Bowling at Mahall's: Rediscovering a Childhood Pastime

Today’s your last chance to enter Clue Into Cleveland’s giveaway for PlayhouseSquare Partners’ Mini Golf Par-Tee tickets. Reminder: Each separate entry must be marked by a separate comment on the post. Good luck!


Bowling at Mahall's in Lakewood has me dusting off my old bowling ball.

Little known fact about me: When I was in grade school, I competed in a junior bowling league.

Instead of developing my athletic prowess on the soccer field like a lot of my friends, I spent my Saturday mornings in a bowling alley, hurling my Snoopy-themed bowling ball down a lane.  And while there were lots of skilled players in our junior bowling league, I will tell you right up front that none of them were on my team.

In fact, my bowling team’s handicap was so high, we actually placed first in the league that year.  I still have the oversized, sparkling trophy at home to prove it.

Gutter ball!

Whether it was my lack of skill (and inability to improve it) or my slight embarassment that a handicap point system was the only reason we won first against an entire league of teams better than us, I packed my ball away in its bag for a long time.  Although I would play the occasional game, it didn’t hold the same novelty for me.

It was only after moving to Cleveland that I rediscovered a love for bowling — thanks to Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood.

Mahall’s is about more than bowling; it’s one of those places that embraces everything I love about the city.

When you walk in, there’s an authentically old-fashioned feel. However, unlike other places that try to be retro because it’s trendy, Mahall’s is vintage because it’s a neighborhood and family business that has been in Lakewood for decades (here’s a Lakewood lore article I enjoyed about its history).

Mahall’s feels vintage not because it’s trendy to be retro, but because it actually is.

Sure, it may not have the glitz of contemporary, upscale bowling centers. Instead, it’s popular because what you see is what you get — a return to basics, a laidback night of no-frills, inexpensive bowling ($3 per game, $2 for shoes).

The best part of Mahall’s, though, is keeping score by hand. In addition to sharpening my math skills, there is something more rewarding about getting a strike when you have to write it down yourself instead of having an animated bowling ball tell you on the overhead tv.

If you don’t want to bowl, Mahall’s also offers other amenities such as pool tables and a full bar where you can have a few drinks until you’re in the mood to bowl.

My favorite part about Mahall's - keeping score by hand.

Mahall’s has been a popular place for my co-workers’ team outings over the last couple of years. They let us bring in Angelo’s pizza (you can also order delicious food from the bar) and the staff — whether you’re going in a group or just with a friend or two — is always helpful and very nice.

Our most recent team outing at Mahall’s was a few Fridays ago. In addition to a good night of bowling, they had the Indians game playing in the downstairs lanes so we didn’t miss the Tribe’s 9th inning win.

Mahall’s is located at 3200 Madison Ave. in Lakewood and is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and Noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, including questions about leagues and pricing, call (216) 521-3280.

From Mahall’s to Corner Alley, Cleveland’s assortment of bowling alleys offers something for everyone. Which is your favorite?

Mahall’s 411:

  • Address: 3200 Madison Ave., Lakewood
  • Hours: Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Call for more information: (216) 521-3280
  • Like Mahall’s 20 Lanes on Facebook

Guest Post on Poise in Parma about PlayhouseSquare's International Children's Festival

In honor of the International Children's Festival's theme, I was happy to share my experience from this weekend on PoiseInParma.com

This past weekend I was really happy to be able to volunteer at the 2nd Annual International Children’s Festival through PlayhouseSquare Partners.

So when blend (blogger friend) Alicia from Poise in Parma asked me to guest blog during her crazy busy May, I knew immediately I wanted to blog about my experience at the Festival and my involvement in Partners.

Read the post here: Guest Post: Clue Into Cleveland on PlayhouseSquare Partners.

One of the reasons Alicia is so busy this month is that as the Director of Special Events for the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, she’ll be rocking out the 17th annual Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party, whose proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

The strolling food and wine tasting event on May 26 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown will feature thirty of Northeast Ohio’s best restaurants and eight international wineries (check out the full list of participating restaurants).

General admission tickets are $85/VIP tickets are $135 which go to support local programs and services for the nearly one and a half million Northeast Ohioans with doctor-diagnosed arthritis and the critical arthritis research conducted at local institutions in Northeastern Ohio.

You can purchase Silver Spoon tickets here and should follow Alicia on Poise in Parma as she shares her journey to find balance in this crazy town between her family, career, food, fitness and one amazing golden retriever, as well as the discoveries she makes in Believeland along the way.

And, if you haven’t entered my Mini Golf Par-Tee giveaway, you have until 11:59pm on Wednesday.  Twitter users can get an extra entry each day for tweeting  so if you’ve already entered – you have 3 more chances to tweet it today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Good luck!

Chef Jam 2011: Cleveland Music Meets Food at the Rock Hall

Have you entered my giveaway yet for PlayhouseSquare Partners’ Mini Golf Par-Tee? You have until Wednesday at 11:59PM. Check the link to learn how to win a pair of tickets to play putt-putt in the Palace Theatre.


One of my favorite events from when I first started Clue Into Cleveland was last year’s Chef Jam at the Rock Hall. It was the perfect culmination of a June weekend also filled with Parade the Circle and roller derby.

The sold-out event featured over 20 Cleveland chefs coupled with local bands and free access to the Rock Hall’s exhibits.  It was an epicurean dream and first introduced me to restaurants like Melange and Bistro on Lincoln Park which I would enjoy visiting over the course of the year.

Well, I’m happy to say Chef Jam 2011 is right around the corner. On Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m., Cleveland’s top chefs will again descend on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, serving up specialties inspired by their favorite band or musician and dressed like the rock stars they are featuring.

Participating restaurants include:


Amp 150

B Spot

Bar Cento

Blue Canyon

Blue Point Grille



Flying Fig

Greenhouse Tavern






Pier W

Prosperity Social Club


Sweet Moses


Zack Bruell Restaurants

In addition to the culinary delights prepared by the chefs, Maker’s Mark – who is presenting the event – is inviting the chefs to create a special dish utilizing their bourbon. The winning chef of the infusion challenge will receive a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Louisville.

Scott enjoying Melange's Watermelon 'Bad to the Bone' Ribs at last year's Chef Jam.

Paired with the food will be special performances by The Cream of the Crop All Stars and Cleveland’s Abbey Rodeo with special guest Jim Bonfanti of the Raspberries.

Tickets are $65 and will go on sale to Rock Hall members and staff on Monday, May 9 and to the general public on Tuesday, May 10. They are available through the Rock Hall website (www.rockhall.com/event/chef-jam-2011) or the Rock Hall Box Office.

Each ticket includes samples of all the dishes offered during the event, as well as Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. One of the reasons I’m excited for Chef Jam is the chance to check out the new Women Who Rock interactive exhibition.

Proceeds from the event will support the Rock Hall’s education programs and The Ohio City Farm (be sure to check the links out for more information about these incredible programs).

Last year’s Chef Jam sold-out in three weeks and this year’s buzz is growing so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.

Chef Jam 2011 is presented by Maker’s Mark and sponsored by KeyBank, Time Warner Cable, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Ohio Natural Gas and Event Source.

Chef Jam 2011 411:

31 Days, 31 Reasons to Love Cleveland

Want to play mini-golf in the Palace Theatre? Check out my giveaway for PlayhouseSquare Partners’ Mini Golf Par-Tee. You have until Wednesday at 11:59PM to enter!


Why do you love Cleveland?

I enjoy a good challenge and I love Cleveland, so signing up for fellow blogger CLEGal’s WhyCLE? Challenge was a no brainer!

Inspired by Pretty in Orange’s May challenge to identify one thing that you love about your body every day, CLEGal’s challenge is to identify one positive thing you love about Cleveland every day. They can be big things, small things, personal reasons, or shared reasons.  The idea is to get you thinking about why you’re here and to promote CLE love.

Because I’m all about sharing ways to clue into Cleveland, I’ll be taking part in The WhyCLE? Challenge on Twitter (@ADHicken) as well as on my blog.

Each day I’ll tweet my daily reason to love Cleveland; then at the end of the week, you’ll get a recap on Clue Into Cleveland.

Since I need to catch up on the first 6 days of May, here are 6 reasons I love Cleveland:

1) We’re Believeland Even when we’ve been pushed down (whether it’s a less than ideal sports season, a tough economy or a nasty snow storm), we brush ourselves off, toughen up and look for creative ways to move forward.

2) There’s a lot to do … really: I’m surprised when I hear people say there’s nothing to do in Cleveland. From food to sports to museums and art, I’m never at a loss. I hope by sharing how I’ve clued into Cleveland, others will discover they can do the same.

3) Opportunities to engage: Cleveland’s an active city and there are plenty of ways you can involved. Volunteer at the Cleveland Foodbank or join a group like PlayhouseSquare Partners to open up opportunities not just to contribute to improving Cleveland, but to have fun while doing it.

4) Cost of living: When I first contemplated moving to Cleveland, the cost of living was definitely a factor. We were floored when parking for a night on the town didn’t equal what we spent on dinner. It’s allowed me to live where I want and do things I wouldn’t be able to in other cities.

5) Collaboration not competition: One example of Cleveland building community by collaborating instead of competing can be seen in the local food industry. With groups like Cleveland Independents and events like NEO Food Tours, Emerging Chefs, and C-Town Chow Down, many restaurants in the city have realized that it’s more sustainable to partner and grow together, instead of cutting others out.

6) Ohio’s blogger community:  I constantly find inspiration from the “blends” (blogger-friends) I’ve met in the Ohio Blogging Association. They help me figure out how I can grow as a blogger, and challenges like CLEgal’s provide me with new ways to clue into Cleveland.

I’m looking forward to sharing my daily reasons for why I love Cleveland. Follow me @ADHicken and read my weekly recap on Clue Into Cleveland.

Want to join in the fun? Sign up for CLEGal’s challenge on her blog WhyCLE.

Great Lakes Brewing Company's Names Behind the Brews: Eliot Ness

Great Lakes Brewing Company's lecture on Eliot Ness - the man behind the name

UPDATE: The next Names Behind the Brews event is August 25, 2011 – Burning River with Dr. John Hartig


When you’re drinking a good beer, you’re probably most focused on the drinking experience — the taste, smell, look. But how often do you ponder the story behind its name?

Once a quarter, Great Lakes Brewing Company offers an opportunity to do just that when they host the Names Behind the Brews lecture series.

I recently went to GLBC’s latest lecture which focused on their fragrant amber lager (my dad’s favorite), Eliot Ness.

Named after the Prohibition agent and former Cleveland safety director made famous by The Untouchables tv show and movie, the Eliot Ness lager is considered nearly “untouchable” in worldwide beer tasting competitions having most recently won the Gold Medal in the 2010 World Beer Championships.

There’s a personal connection to the Great Lakes Brewery as well, with Ness having once employed Margaret Conway – mother of GLBC co-owners Patrick and Daniel – as his stenographer.

After the sold-out Eliot Ness lecture, guests had the chance to mingle in the GLBC Tasting Room and talk to the speakers.

For the Name Behind the Brews lecture on Eliot Ness, Great Lakes brought in Rebecca McFarland and James Jessen Badal to debunk the Ness rumors that are out there and shed light on his time in Cleveland.

McFarland, who is a fourth generation Clevelander and Coordinator of Community Relations at the Euclid Public Library, shared insight into Ness’s life.  There is a lot of sensationalism out there regarding what Ness did or didn’t do in life (most of them arising from The Untouchables biography he collaborated with Oscar Fraley on).

However, if you want to learn the real story, McFarland is the person to go to — having been featured on A&E Biography and the History Channel with regard to Ness and Cleveland crime in the 1930s.  She was also instrumental in coordinating the scattering of Eliot Ness’s ashes in 1997, 40 years after his death.

Complementing McFarland’s exploration of Ness’s childhood, professional accomplishments, marriages (and divorces), and whether those bullets in the GLBC bar are really from him (probably not) was James Jessen Badal’s look at one of Cleveland’s most brutal crime sprees — The Torso Murders.

Badal, who is an assistant professor of English and Journalism at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, has written numerous books about Cleveland crimes. Along with McFarland, he is also on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Police Historical Society and Museum, which has an exhibit dedicated to the Torso Murders.

Eliot Ness - just one of Great Lakes Brewing Company's many tasty beers.

I’ve read a few books about The Torso Murders before, but none of them have been as gripping as Badal’s presentation.  Among other things, he shared present day photos of the body dump sites, as well as coroner photos of the actual victims.   It was gruesome, but fascinating.

What I enjoyed most about their dynamic presentation was how McFarland and Badal would tag  in and out of presenting – alternating between a bit about Ness’s life and then a segment on a different victim in the butcher spree.  The way they co-presented the facts demonstrated how Ness’s life eventually collided with the Torso Murders investigation when, as Cleveland Safety Director, he was dragged into the pursuit of an uncatchable serial killer.

During his term as Cleveland’s Safety Director, Ness took the city from being the most dangerous in the country to winning national safety awards. He was  successful in introducing a number of initiatives for cleaning up police corruption and building citizen awareness. Despite this, though, the city’s (and Ness’s) inability to catch the Torso Murderer had lasting effects on Ness – to the point that a documentary about the crime which features Badal and McFarland was called The Fourteenth Victim: Eliot Ness and The Torso Murders.

The $10 ticket for the evening included both the lecture and light appetizers in the Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Tasting Room.  With such an informative – and entertaining – presentation, it was a steal of a deal.

Other events at Great Lakes Brewing Company including brewery tours, Brewmaster's Dinners and Beer School

My only regret? That my mom — who got me fascinated by Eliot Ness as a child– couldn’t make it. However, the next time she is in town, I know one of our stops will be at the Cleveland Police Museum so that she can see the exhibit the presentation is based on.

In speaking to the evening’s bartender, I was told GLBC organizes the lecture series every few months around the particular beer they’re spotlighting at the time.  So if you’re looking to learn more about the stories behind their other brews, keep an eye peeled to the Great Lakes Brewing Company events calendar.  There, you’ll also find info on other popular events like their Beer School, Brewmaster’s Dinners and Brews and Blues series.

Great Lakes Brewing Company – Eliot Ness 411: