Some may call us alchemists.

We call ourselves craftsmen. It’s not magic. It’s hard work and old style techniques that make our beers and rums so delicious. We're doing things the way they should be done. Sometimes maybe even a little better than they used to be done.

216 Beer

Dry Hopped Pale Ale

More than an area code for many Clevelanders, "216" means home. So it's no surprise this easy drinking session beer with a refreshing citrus note and a distinctive floral hop aroma has become a local favorite. We dry hopped this pale ale with generous amounts of Centennial hops to deliver a balanced hop finish.

Our Beers

Rusalka Vanilla Stout | ABV 5.3%

A smooth stout that lures you in with a kiss of vanilla with a clean finish. Named for the mythical mermaid-like creature that drowned young men in rivers and lakes with the disguise of a beautiful woman.

Mayo Irish Red Ale | ABV 5.5%

An Irish-style red ale with strong notes of crystal malt is a more traditional red ale than our previous hoppy Riptide Red. This brew pays tribute to our friends of West Mayo Brewery in Cleveland's Irish sister city.

Seasonal Specials | ABV varies

We brew many seasonal beers throughout the year to harvest creativity and fresh flavors. For full list of beers, please request via

Ironclad IPA | ABV 7.5%

A balanced double pale ale crafted with extra malt and American hops for a citrus and floral hop finish. Named after the steamships of the 1800’s that changed naval warfare, this offering from Portside will change how you view American pale ales.

North Kolsch Ale | ABV 5.0%

An American twist on the widely popular German ale. Brewed with saaz hops for a light, malty taste and subtle hop aroma and flavor. You might as well be in Munich when sipping on this beer.

Beers on Draft at our Tasting Room | ABV varies

List of what's on tap coming soon

Our Rum

Silver Rum

Distilled from 100% cane sugar in our homemade copper-pot still, we create our Silver Rum in the spirit and tradition of the New World. Incredibly smooth, lingering full-bodied and fruity esters will remind you why rum was the most popular spirit upon the founding of our country.

Pair with simple syrup for sweetness and/or muddled seasonal fruit.

Our favorite mixers: Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, lime juice, Grand Marnier

Vanilla Maple Rum

A blend of Pure Northeastern Ohio maple syrup and Madagascar vanilla bean create this award-winning rum. Honored with “Best of Category” for Flavored Rum at the American Distillers Institute Competition, our Vanilla Maple Rum is slightly sweet and perfect served neat or blended in your favorite cocktail.

Pour on the rocks or create your own concoction.

Our favorite mixers: Pineapple juice, Coca-Cola, orange juice with sweet vermouth

Christmas Spirit

For a limited time, enjoy our holiday-themed rum infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and honey. It's the perfect gift or companion for your packed party schedule. While supplies last.

Perfect liquor for a festive elixir

Our favorite mixers: Eggnog, vanilla bean ice cream with honey drizzle

Hopped Rum

We steep our original Silver Rum with fresh, whole leaf Cascade and Centennial hops to create a floral aroma and a smooth citrus-hop finish. With subtle pine and basil notes, this rum is unlike any rum you’ve tasted, which explains why it won a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition.

Mix with your favorite ginger beer, citrus base, and/or muddled citrus fruit.

Our favorite mixers: Fever Tree Ginger Beer, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, grapefruit juice

Spiced Rum

Infused with a special blend of spices, raisins, and a touch of vanilla for a spicy finish, you wouldn’t know our Spiced Rum is 100 proof by how smooth it goes down. We’re proud to present another award-winning rum for those hot summer afternoons and grueling Cleveland winters (and every other occasion).

Mix with Arnold Palmer, cider, or your seasonal favorite.

Our favorite mixers: Cran-orange juice, Grand Marnier, on the rocks

Purchase our rum at Giant Eagle and local liquor stores!

Price Range $23-$30

Our favorite mixers: Seasonal cheer


Distillery & Brewery Tours $10 | Every Saturday

Learn about our old style techniques of distilling artisan rum and handcrafted brews every Saturday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Your tour guide Nick will educate you about our history and our craft with a strong dose of ingenuity and humor. One 5 oz. sample of any brew and one .5 oz. sample of rum included. Tours are first come, first serve and capped at 12 people.

4th of July at Portside | July 3rd - July 4th

The celebration starts Friday, July 3rd at 1 p.m. with $4 pints of 216 Pale Ale (the all-American pale ale) and other patriotic specials. The party continues Saturday, July 4th when we open at 1 p.m. with $4 pints of 216 Pale Ale and a picnic-style menu. We’ll still run distillery-brewery tours at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 for $10. Watch the best fireworks in town from our parking lot, which will be exclusive to Portside patrons only. Kids are welcome.

Summer Festivals | all summer

You can find us serving our adventurous craft beers and pouring samples of our delicious rum at various festivals around greater Cleveland.

Hudson Wine and Spirits Festival, July 17-18

Taste of Tremont, July 19th

Sips and Swigs by West Side Catholic Center, July 25th

Warehouse District Street Festival, August 2nd

Cleveland Oktoberfest, September 4-7


Flats and Furious Bike Nights | Wednesdays May 20-August 26

We’ve teamed up with Eddy’s Bike Shop to bring all cyclists a special Wednesday night at our tasting room. Ride your bicycle to Portside on Wednesdays May 20th through August 26th for 15% off food items and the chance to win a kickass bike from Eddy’s.

Pop-up Food ft. The Family Jules Meatball Co. | Coming back soon!

We welcome The Family Jules and their authentically delicious meatballs and meatball paninis at the tasting room. They’ll be back to serve up their authentic recipes regularly.

Cha Pizza Beer Dinner ft. Ohio City Soda | Coming soon!

A casual fun-filled evening at Cha Pizza in Battery Park! The evening starts with a festive cocktail hour with Ohio City Soda and Portside Distillery Rum, followed by a grazing 4-course dinner featuring Portside Brewery’s earthy brews and Cha’s favorite small plates. $65 plus tax + gratuity. Find the menu here.

Make reservations by calling Cha Pizza, 216-631-9242. Space is limited.

| Private Events |

Looking for unique event space? From happy hours, surprise parties, office meetings, and more, we have you covered. Email for details.

Tasting Room

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 4-11PM
  • Wednesday 4-11PM
  • Thursday 4-11PM
  • Friday 4PM-12AM
  • Saturday 1PM-12AM
  • Sunday Closed

We also offer a number of small plates to share that pair perfectly with our craft beer and spirits. For full menu, visit our Facebook page.