Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland turns 1 year old on Monday. The brewpub will celebrate all week, including "Festivus in June" starting June 20. The event features with a special batch of its Festivus holiday beer made just for the occasion along with kegs of Christmas beers from other craft breweries.
Santa Claus will visit from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 20 for photos with kids and the brewery will have ice cream. There's also the Bier Markt 5k run on Saturday. Last year, more than 700 people participated.
The brewery also will release Wahoo Wit, a 5.5 percent alcohol Belgian-style witbier made with 30 percent unmalted wheat, some oats and spiced with coriander, orange peel, chamomile and lemon grass. "Pretty tasty summer type beer," brewer and co-owner Andy Tveekrem said an in email.
Asked what he's learned after a year in business, Tveekrem said: "That folks visiting West 25th Street are a thirsty bunch, since we've had to max out our brewing capacity just to keep up. And we've learned that our original concept has proven correct -- that people want to enjoy well made, sessionable beers, despite all the hype about 'extreme' beers in the marketplace. People vote with their wallets, and what they are saying is 'more wheat beer and lagers, please.' We are happy to oblige."
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