The Cleveland Brew Shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary Nov. 13. There have been plenty of highlights from the first year, owner Paul Benner said in an email.
"We planted a production hop farm in Tremont which should begin yielding crop next summer," he said. "I also am launching a home brew inspired brewery in Ohio City next year, Platform Beer Co. The homebrewing community has been growing like crazy in our area."
The American Homebrewers Association estimates that more than 1 million people brew their own beer in the U.S.
Other highlights for the Cleveland Brew Shop include about 220 people participating in beer-making classes; and receiving "best" awards from Scene Magazine and Cleveland Magazine. Benner said the shop will run specials during the anniversary week for customers.