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Yelp Cleveland’s Craft Brewing 101



This October, Yelpers visited Sibling Revelry Brewing in Westlake for a VIP tasting and tour experience. Sibling Revelry Brewing is a family-owned brewery where all adults, kids and dogs are welcome. Amanda, the Sibling Revelry Brewing taproom manager, launched our evening with an awesome introduction to the brewery and their unique family philosophy. From kids yoga on Sunday mornings to family pumpkin carving in October, there are plenty of events for entire family to enjoy year round. After the introduction, Amanda moved right into the good stuff – beer tastings!The tasting involved four of Sibling Revelry Brewing’s flagship beers:

  1. Lavender Wit: a light, easy-drinking witbier infused with lavender, coriander, and orange peel
  2. IPA: a West Coast style brew with pine, citrus and stone fruit aromas with a clean, dry finish
  3. Red: a fresh, moderately citrus aroma with a light toasted caramel profile and hoppy finish
  4. FiestBier: a classic, German style bier with a light malt aroma, medium body and a rich finish

As Yelper Carter D. wrote, “They were so generous with their samples… They were all cold and fresh which can be hard to do in a big event.” After sipping brews from the wooden Ohio flights, Amanda invited Yelpers to grab their favorite sample and head to the brewery for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.The room was full of awe as Yelpers discovered the large production area quietly hidden behind the smaller facade of Sibling Revelry Brewing. Clean, wide open and brightly lit, the brewing area impressed with its modern feel and technology. As Yelp Elite Nicole G. wrote, “The tour was interesting.  I loved how the story of family and being the largest start-up… The equipment was pretty impressive. Those tanks are massive!”

Next, Amanda toured Yelpers through the brewing process. First, grains are milled, mashed, separated, and boiled in the kettle. The process can then take up to 10.5 hours in the kettle. From there, the beer is transferred into a fermenter for 6-18 days. After adding yeast in the fermenters, the beer is moved to brite tanks where the beer is carbonated, and then it finally goes to fill kegs or cans. The canning machine date stamps, fills and wraps each can in a label. Voila! That brings the process to the final, packaged product.The evening concluded with finishing off samples, buying growlers of favorites and visiting the Barrio food truck on the way out.

Check out the outstanding reviews and photos here. For more information about the Yelp Cleveland Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Sibling Revelry Brewing Elizabeth Sturm Photography

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