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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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.
New Daily Events starting in October | Week Nights
Tuesdays – Trivia 7-9 pm presented by Last Call Trivia. Win prizes! Starting 10/20
Wednesdays – Game Nights with free pizza 8 PM. Starting 10/7
Thursdays – Live music 8-10 p.m. first three Thursdays of the month. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Browns Home Game Day Party | Home Games during Season
We’ll open at 9 a.m. for the Cleveland Browns home games with handcrafted Portside brews and cocktails, Bloody Mary Bar featuring Portside infused rums, live DJ It’s Reasor, Brewnuts, 46and2 Brewing and games. Tailgate menu will be served starting at 10 a.m. Parking available in our lot for $25. **For away games, the tasting room will open at 12:30 p.m.
Craft Beer, Wine and Cheese | Tuesday, October 13th 7-8 PM
We will host a unique collaboration with Heinen’s and Hawks View Cellars as part of Cleveland Beer Week. Ed Thompkins, Heinen’s Director of Wine and Beer Events, will lead a tasting that pairs 3 cheeses with 3 craft beers and wines, focusing on the similar taste profiles that allow both beer and wine to match with diverse cheeses. Portside’s brewmaster, Dan Malz, and Hawk’s View co-founder A.J. Kemp will be present to answer questions. Limited tickets available. Get tickets here.
Beer Mixology | Wednesday, October 14th, 7-8:30 PM
Rum infiltrates Cleveland Beer Week for a unique event at the city’s only operational distillery-brewery. Portside Distillery and Brewery’s team has capitalized on a fusion of their craft, highlighting five Portside artisan rums and five handcrafted beers mixed as beer cocktails. Each beer cocktail will feature paired flavors and aromas with authentically delicious ingredients directly from the brite tank. Brewmaster Dan Malz will discuss the science behind the mixology and process. Cost includes 5 samples of beer cocktails, a 30 minute distillery-brewery tour, and meet and greet seminar with the brewmaster. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Meet the Brewmaster & Ghost Ship Release | Thursday, October 15th 6-8 PM
Spend the evening behind the scenes at Portside Distillery & Brewery with brewmaster Dan Malz as he discusses the story behind Portside’s humble beginning, his brewing methodology, and the inspiration of his creative beers in a casual meet and greet setting. Ghost Ship Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a crowd favorite, will be released after 6 months in bourbon barrels. This special Cleveland Beer Week release will be available on tap and for retail in 22 oz. bombers. No tickets needed.
| Private Events |
Looking for unique event space? From happy hours, surprise parties, office meetings, and more, we have you covered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 4-11PM
- Wednesday 4-11PM
- Thursday 4-11PM
- Friday 4PM-12AM
- Saturday 1PM-12AM
- Sunday 9AM BROWNS HOME/12:30PM AWAY
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.
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