Cleveland Brewery Passport opens with more breweries, new prize format

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The Cleveland Brewery Passport is back, with 44 breweries and a new prize format. Here’s the details.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The fourth Cleveland Brewery Passport has expanded to include the largest number of breweries since its inception.

The non-profit Destination Cleveland’s passport program, a way to encourage visits to dozens of Greater Cleveland breweries, features a new prize format that offers beers lovers the chance to customize rewards.

Users will receive a prize for starting and finishing the passport, but they also can collect points on their first visit to each brewery to trade in for prizes along the way.

The virtual passport is available via ThisisCleveland.com/beerpassport. Participants register and earn points when they buy a drink, food or merchandise at a participating brewery. Staff at each brewery will provide a unique four-digit code to complete the check-in.

All breweries are located within 30 miles of Public Square and not in the territory of another brewery passport (Summit Brew Path, Medina County Brewery Passport, etc.).

The passport covers 44 locations within 30 miles of downtown Cleveland (all are in Cleveland unless noted):

• 8th Day Brewing Co. – Chagrin Falls

• Avon Brewing Co.*- Avon

• Bascule Brewery and Public House - Lorain

• Blue Monkey Brewing Co. – North Royalton

• Bookhouse Brewing

• Boss Dog Brewing Co. – Cleveland Heights

• BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery* - Cleveland Heights, multiple locations

• Brick and Barrel

• Broadview Brewing Co. – Broadview Heights

• Bummin’ Beaver Brewery – Chagrin Falls

• Butcher and the Brewer

• Collision Bend Brewing Co.

• Cornerstone Brewery Co. - Berea

• Crooked Pecker Brewing Co. – Chagrin Falls

• ESP Brewing Co. - Amherst

• Fat Heads Brewery* - Middleburg Heights

• Forest City Brewery

• Four Paws / Red Wagon Brewing (opening this year) – Columbia Station

• Ghost Tree Brewing Co. - Amherst

• Goldhorn Brewery

• Great Lakes Brewing Co.

• Hansa Brewery

• Hofbräuhaus

• Hop Brothers Brewing – North Ridgeville

• Immigrant Son Brewery - Lakewood

• Market Garden Brewery*

• Masthead Brewing Co.

• Mentor Brewing Co. - Mentor

• Noble Beast Brewing Co.

• Phunkenship

• Platform Beer Co.

• Pulpo Beer Co.* - multiple locations

• Railroad Brewing Co. - Avon

• Rocky River Brewing Co. – Rocky River

• Saucy Brew Works*

• Schnitz Ale Brewery - Parma

• Sibling Revelry Brewing - Westlake

• Southern Tier Brewing Co.

• Terrestrial Brewing Co.

• The Brew Kettle*- Middleburg Heights

• The Cleveland Brewery

• The Jolly Scholar

• Unplugged Brewing Co. - Elyria

• Working Class Brewery

* Breweries might offer multiple locations for check-in at their discretion.

Prize structure:

• First check-in: Users will receive a passport sticker at the first brewery where they check in.

• Earn points, claim prizes: Users will earn points for their first check-in at each brewery to exchange for prizes like caps, shirts, glasses and growlers. Each new-brewery visit earns 100 points (one check-in per brewery). Some breweries are offering discounts for passport users; redeeming those deals will add 25 points.

• Final check-in: After making a purchase and checking in at all 44 breweries, users will be mailed a commemorative pin. Users who complete the passport will be entered in a drawing to win one of five grand prizes, featuring brewery gift cards and other items.

Passport check-ins must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

Like beer? Check out GiveThemBeer for gifts for beer lovers. The company offers craft-beer baskets, seasonal selections and more.

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