Episode 89: Cauliflower Crust, Slugs, & Don King

Beer of the week: 

Poll off the week:  Is cauliflower pizza consider real pizza?

Top 5 of the week: Top 5 Songs of the 2010’s

Guest of the week: None this week

“Jimmy In the CLE”: Yes!


  • Arsenal Cider House opens in Ohio City
    • Pittsburgh-based Arsenal Cider House opened fourth location at 4507 Lorain Ave. on Jan. 4th
    • Original location opened 9 years ago — has since won many awards
    • Offers cider as well as mead, fruit-based wines and guest taps
    • Plans to use local Ohio Apples, per Cleveland.com article
    • Civil War theme
  • Market Garden to open separate cider house, Magis Cider Co.
  • Willoughby Brewing Company is closed
    • Per Cleveland.com, the company failed to pay taxes (notice on door)
    • “A vendor’s license can be suspended if an entity fails to file sales-tax returns. A license can be reinstated by filing returns and remitting what is owed, along with possible penalties.”
    • Will they open again?
    • What does this mean for the industry? It is very impressive that this is the first major brewery closure in the city since the boom. 
    • Facebook and Instagram shuttered
    • New ownership in 2019; lost their biggest brewer in 2018
    • Opened in 1998

Festivals/Events/Activities Preview:

  • Donut Fest: Feb. 8 (2400 Superior Ave., Cleveland; Red Space)
    • Fourth annual Donut Fest
    • Tickets available Jan. 10 here: https://www.universe.com/events/donut-fest-cleveland-2020-tickets-7L25MG
    • VIP Session: $50
      • 9 – 10:30 a.m.
      • Includes early tickets to fest, tickets to taste donuts from all vendors, 3 coffee tickets, Donut Fest mug, and a goodie bag
    • Regular Sessions: $35
      • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      • Includes everything VIP offers minus the mug
    • List of vendors: Peace, Love, & Little Donuts, Brewnuts, Cleveland Cold Brew Coffee, Erie Island Coffee Co., Obvious Coffee Co., Urban Farmer, Joe Maxx Coffee Co., Mocina Coffee, Solstice Coffee & Tea, Fiona’s Coffee Bar & Bakery, Circles on the Square, Holey Toledough Donuts

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