At Lakewood's West End, tonight's the night to make beers -- poof! -- disappear


For our next trick, we'll make this six-pack disappear and then drunk-dial our ex.
I’m not sure what makes your head spin faster: Cleveland magician Paul Gallagher’s blink-or-you’ll-miss card tricks or the $3 Magic Hat #9 microbrews at West End Tavern’s Magic Wednesdays. So I consulted one of the bar’s regulars to give me his take on the weekly Houdinifest. “Paul’s a pro at what he does,” he says about Gallagher. “He’s right in your face with his sleight-of-hand. Pretty amazing guy.” Customers here are just as down with the brew as with the act. Made by Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company, the beer is described as a “sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite” English ale on the company’s website. Our regular sums it up as a “tart and tangy with a big apricot smell.” He also says it’s moderately fizzy. “The brew is light, so it’s a good change-of-pace beer for the summer,” says Gigliotti. Magic Wednesdays start at 8:30 tonight at the West End Tavern, 18514 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Admission is free. Call 216-521-7684 for more info. --- Cris Glaser


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