Another brewery is putting down roots in Cleveland's cradle of craft brewing.

Bookhouse Brewing has announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in the Ohio City neighborhood, an area that's already home to a slew of breweries, including stalwarts Great Lakes and Market Garden. The brewery hopes to open in the summer.

"There are already several breweries in the Ohio City area," Bookhouse President and brewer Vaughn Stewart, who formerly brewed at the now-closed Portside Distillery in Cleveland, said in a prepared statement. "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."

Bookhouse, which will offer snacks but not a full kitchen, will prominently feature lower alcohol beers.

"Those are the beers that Vaughn and I tend to drink," co-founder Luke Brevoort said. "We’re going to try to do things that aren’t being done elsewhere [in Ohio City]."

He cited an English IPA and Belgian-style patersbier as examples. The brewery, which will employ a seven-barrel Bridgetown brewing system, will have 14 taps, with some guest beers. Vaughn and Brevoort also plan to offer nitro cold brew and housemade soda.

The lower alcohol beers are the type that encourage "customers to pass the time with friendly conversation or great reading material," they said. With the name Bookhouse, it shouldn't come as any great surprise that Vaughn and Brevoort will provide plenty of books at the brewery for people to read. But don't expect any televisions, which would distract from their mission.

"We're trying to make it a place where someone can have a comfortable conversation with book in hand if they want," Brevoort said.

Vaughn and Brevoort, who are big music fans, especially bluegrass, met at the college radio station at Ohio University. After college, Vaughn went into brewing, while Brevoort managed a book store.

"We’re both music nerds," Brevoort said. "Music will be a focus point."

Bookhouse will be located in a building at 1526 W. 25th St. that once housed the Baehr Brewery, which operated from 1866 to 1901. Brewer Jacob Baehr died seven years after opening his brewery and his wife Magdalena ran the operation while also raising their eight children.

The building sits north of the West Side Market and south of Detroit Road. Bookhouse promises "spectacular views of downtown Cleveland" looking over the Cuyahoga River valley.

The Bookhouse name stems from the brewery's "thoughtful hospitality" approach -- "book" equals thoughtful while "house" stems from hospitality. Meanwhile, the logo, created by Minneapolis-based graphic designer Garth Blomberg, carries the book theme with a pint glass emerging from the pages of an unfolding book.