Cleveland Crain's Business reports that the Cleveland ChopHouse and Brewery is closing next month. The brewpub, located in Cleveland's Warehouse District, is owned by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based chain that also operates Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch, Old Chicago and other restaurant brands.
The ChopHouse opened in 1998. Despite being one of the longest-tenured breweries in the community, it has been overshadowed by other, well-known Cleveland breweries.
CraftWorks didn't respond to a phone call or email from the Beacon Journal seeking comment on the report. If true, the Cleveland ChopHouse would be the second brewery to close in Ohio this year. The Wooden Shoe Brewing Co. in Minster also closed, although its beer has re-emerged on the market thanks to contract brewing.