Welcome to Bookhouse.
Bookhouse Brewing will be a small brewery and taproom in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, offering innovative and approachable beers and ciders in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. One block south of Detroit Road at 1526 W 25th Street, the brewery will have a historic, multi-room interior. Just north of the West Side Market district, the taproom will look out over the Cuyahoga River valley to spectacular views of downtown Cleveland.
President and brewer Vaughn Stewart aspires to brew beers that foster community and conversation. “There are already several breweries in the Ohio City area. As such, our focus will be on less-common types of beer. We want to make beers that show our passion for the eclectic, the unusual and the historical. At the same time, we also want to have something for everyone, from the casual beer fan to the hardcore beer geek. We’re all about curiosity and fun.” Session beers, those with lower alcohol, will feature prominently, encouraging customers to pass the time with friendly conversation or great reading material (there will be plenty of books on hand).
The Bookhouse Brewing taproom will seat 87 and will highlight its historic features. Built in 1866, the building originally housed the Baehr Brewery. Just seven years after opening, patriarch Jacob Baehr died, leaving his wife, Magdalena, to run the business and raise their eight children. Cleveland’s “Widow Brewer” ran the business successfully through 1901. The Bookhouse Brewing taproom will occupy the former Baehr tavern space, offering a warm environment to gather with friends and share a few pints. A small stage room will host an eclectic mix of intimate events from acoustic music to science lectures.
The brewery is currently working with the city and other partners to finalize construction plans, with the goal of a summer 2018 opening.
About the logo: Designed by Minneapolis-based graphic designer Garth Blomberg, the logo harkens back to classic designs from publishing and manufacturing, and applies a hint of modernism to present a golden pint emerging from an unfolding book. The arrow above the pint is a nod to a determination to try new and interesting things, as well as referencing Cleveland’s nickname of “The North Coast.”
About the business name: Bookhouse Brewing captures its founders’ philosophy: “thoughtful hospitality.” They hope their taproom will be an intimate, community-focused place where curiosity and conversation are the primary currency. Their mission is to provide visitors with fresh, original beer of superior quality and to curate an exceptional, adventurous beer experience in a welcoming environment.
1525 W 25th St
Cleveland OH 44113