For two decades, the good folks behind the Brew Kettle have been slowly but surely expanding. What was once a storefront on Pearl Rd. dedicated simply to brew-on-premises operations moved to the current outpost in Strongsville that offered not only brewing packages but a fully operational brewpub with one of the best tap selections around, especially years ago when it was hard to find a tap lineup of craft pours.
Among those options were the Brew Kettle's own beer, once known as Ringneck, now just known as Brew Kettle, which you can find bottled at your favorite local convenience or grocery stores. In recent years, it has expanded twice to accommodate more seating.
Anyway, onto the news: The Brew Kettle is expanding again, this time to Amherst with a new bar that should be open by the summer.
The Strongsville-based Brew Kettle bought the old Church Street Bar and Grille building at 300 Church St. about a month ago and is in the process of turning it into the site of its second bar by the end of the summer, according to owner Chris Russo.
Right now Russo — an Amherst native — said he is focusing on reconstructing the building next door at 300 Church St. in order to have his bar ready by June or July.
“I’m excited about coming home … coming back to my roots,” Russo said.