Heavyweight Brewer’s Brawl - Sat, June 8th

Don’t miss the 2013 Heavyweight Brewer’s Brawl at Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH! Come sample the heavyweight brews from 30 breweries and vote for the peoples choice to decide who takes home the coveted giant glove!

  • Saturday, June 8th
  • Day Session: 1-4pm
  • Night Session: 6-9pm
  • Live music
  • 15 samples
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • A trip to Chef Derek’s 5 Star Weiner Wonderland
  • Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door

New Location for Fat Head’s Headstrong Festival! (Brewpub in North Olmsted)

The Headstrong Strong Ale Festival (3/22-23) has been moved to the Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted. It is no longer located at our new production brewery in Middleburg Heights. Come hang out under heated tents while construction continues at the new tasting room!

There are now three sessions: Friday (3/22) 6-10pm, and Saturday (3/23) 12-4 a 6-10pm. Tickets are available at Cleveland and Pittsburgh locations  for $30 or for $35 at the door. A ticket gets you eight 4oz pours of strong ale. Additional beer tickets, food, and swag available for purchase. For more info e-mail us at beer@fatheads.com.

Don’t forget about live music from the awesome Thor Platter!

Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon

24581 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted OH 44070

Barrel Aging Begins!

Keep and eye out for Bourbon Barrel Aged Battle Axe Baltic Porter! Our 2012 World Beer Cup silver medal and 2011 GABF gold medal winning Baltic porter will soon be resting in their new boozey wooden homes.


Headstrong Strong Ale Fest - March 22 & 23

New Details!

Come join us at the brewpub in North Olmsted new tap house at Fat Head’s Production Brewery in Middleburg Heights for the Headstrong Strong Ale Fest! Featuring up to thirty beers of 8% or higher on tap and awesome live music from Thor Platter, the festival will have a session on Friday, March 22 from 6:00-10:00 5-9 and two on Saturday: 12:00-4:00 and 6:00-10:00one on Saturday (3/23) from 12-8. Tickets are available at Cleveland and Pittsburgh locations and online at fatheads.com for $30 or for $35 at the door. A ticket gets you eight 4oz pours of strong ales. Additional beer tickets, food, and swag available for purchase. For more info e-mail us at beer@fatheads.com.

Stay tuned for updates on the draft list. You won’t be disappointed!

Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon

24581 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted OH 44070

Fat Head’s Production Brewery

18741 Sheldon Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


Fat Head’s Production Brewery Tasting Room Coming Soon!

Construction of the tasting room at our production brewery in Middleburg Heights is coming along! Check out the progress. Keep checking back for the grand opening announcement.

Cleveland Beer Week Starts Today!

Cleveland Beer Week starts today! Find Fat Head’s Brewery at more than 25 events. A quick rundown is below, but for more details, head over to Beer Week’s website.
Friday 10/19/12
—-Collaboration Kickoff bar crawls from 7:00-10:00pm in Tremont, Lakewood, East 4th Street, Ohio City, and Coventry. Try our collaboration beer with Chardon Brew Works, a Smoked Maple Bacon Stout.
—- Fat Head’s Night at Nano Brew Cleveland in Ohio City at 7:00pm.
—-Cleveland Rocks at the Black Pig in Ohio City at 7:00pm. They’ll be featuring Fat Head’s beers all week.
Saturday 10/20/12
—-United, a Collaborative Beer Brunch between Fat Head’s and Victory. From 10:00am-2:00pm, come to Fat Head’s in North Olmsted for a brunch featuring United, a pilsener/pale ale hybrid brewed by Fat Head’s and Victory.
Sunday 10/21/12
—-Fat Head’s IPA Challenge at Fat Head’s in North Olmsted. Correctly identify a blind tasting of 6 IPAs and win a Head Hunter IPA pint glass.
Monday 10/22/12
—-Heinen’s in Mentor will be tasting two Fat Head’s beers from 4:00-6:00pm.
—-Giant Eagle in Westlake will be featuring Head Hunter IPA and Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale from 4:00-7:00pm. 
Tuesday 10/23/12
—-Fat Head’s Beer and Bacon. Nuff said. Fat Head’s brewpub.
—-Heinen’s in Univeristy Heights will be featuring two Fat Head’s brews along with bavarian pretzels from 4:00-6:00pm.
—-Fat Flights Night at the Winking Lizard in Downtown from 5:00-7:00pm. Four selections available.
—-Luxe Fat Head’s Night at Luxe Kitchen & Lounge in the Gordan Square Arts District from 6:30-8:30pm. “Brewing industry legend Brian “Big Daddy” Kelley will be out of Lakewood for this limited time engagement, be there.”
Wednesday 10/24/12
—- Beer Trivia at Fat Head’s from 5:00-8:00pm. Win Fat Head’s shwag!
—-Ohio Brewery Bash at the Winking Lizard in Bedford Heights from 11:00am-close.  Featuring Fat Head’s Brewery, Great Lakes, Buckeye Brewing, The Brew Kettle, Thirsty Dog, and Cellar Rats.
—-Tour de Tremont - Tremont pub crawl from 6:00pm-close. Start at Southside, then Prosperity Social Club at 8:00pm, and finally Tremont Taphouse. Special tappings at each location. Breweries: Fat Head’s Brewery, Three Floyds, Left Hand, Dogfish Head, Stone, Heavy Seas, Breckenridge, Boulder, Lexington, and Weihenstephan.
Thursday 10/25/12
—-Get Cropped with Fat Head’s - at Crop Bistro in Ohio City from 5:00-8:00pm. Five dollar flights available from Fat Head’s with Head Hunter, Bumbleberry, Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin, and two more secret brews. Happy hour prices on bottles and draft till 8:00pm. Happy hour food till 7:00pm.
—-Stone/Fat Head’s Collaborative Beer Dinner at Fat Head’s Brewery in North Olmsted from 6:00-9:00pm. Come meet Mitch Steele, the head brewer from Stone, and pick up an autographed version of his new book on IPAs. The beer dinner consists of six food courses and eight beer courses. Tickets are $60 and can be reserved by calling the brewpub at 440-801-1001. Hurry up, only four tickets are left!
—-Why Can’t We be Friends??? at ABC Tavern in Ohio City from 10:00pm-close. Ever wonder what happens when you get brewers, managers, and sales reps from your favorite breweries all in the same room? Come find out and watch the ensuing  hilarity at ABC Tavern’s third solidarity event.
Friday 10/26/12
—-Firkin Friday at Fat Head’s. Gravity fed firkins on the bar.
—-Fat Head’s Night at Lizardville Beer Store and Whiskey Bar in Bedford Heights from 3:00pm-close.
—-Brewery Demo at Heinen’s in Bay Village from 4:00-6:00pm. Come taste Fat Head’s beers with artisan cheeses.
—-Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at ABC Tavern from 4:00pm-close. Happy hour prices on Fat Head’s beer all night!
—-2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Beer Engine in Lakewood from 7:00pm-close. Only 30 tickets at $10 a piece are available so call the Beer Engine for more info.
Saturday 10/27/12
—-Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting. The culminating event of Cleveland Beer Week, Brewzilla features beers from more than 80 breweries. Tickets are $50 and include 25 tasting tickets, a 3oz tasting glass, a commemorative t-shirt, and access to all general admission beers/food. $75 for VIP Brewer’s Circle lounge access. Check out www.clevelandbeerweek.org for more info. All proceeds benefit Malone Scholarship Fund.
—-At Fat Head’s: Sausage Fest by day and Halloween Costume Party by night! Cash prizes for best costume!

Alpenglow Weizenbock Wins Silver at GABF!

We took a silver medal with our Alpenglow Weizenbock at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in Denver last weekend. This year’s festival had over 49,000 attendees, 2,700 beers, and more than 580 breweries! Stop by the brewpub to have a glass of award winning beer before its gone!

Tags: GABF

Dry-Hogging a Maple Bacon Stout

For Cleveland Beer Week, we brewed Cuyahawga - a collaborative maple bacon stout with Chardon Brew Works. To get that great bacon flavor we dry hopped…err…hogged the beer with freshly cooked bacon. Fifty pounds of bacon went into the ovens! Stop by the brewpub during Cleveland Beer Week for a pint!

Fat Head’s x Victory Brewing Collaboration - United

We recently collaborated with Victory Brewing Company's brewmaster, Bill Covaleski, on a unique brew we're categorizing as a “palesner”. United started with a pilsner malt base, then we hopped it like an American pale ale with 120lbs of fresh undried Citra hops straight from the vine. 

Check out the full story at Beerpulse.com.

Fresh hops are only available in the fall right after the years hop crop is harvested, so keep an eye out for United as well as Hop Stalker IPA, Fat Head’s other fresh hop beer.

Fat Head’s IPA Festival - Celebration of the Hop

We’ll be hosting our fourth annual IPA festival this Saturday, October 6th. There will be a session from 1-4pm and 6-9pm. Tickets are $30 in advance purchased at the brewpub or $35 at the door. A 5oz souvenir tasting glass and 15 samples are included. The Lonesome Stars will be providing live music. Come sample top notch IPAs and cast your vote for the peoples choice!

And don’t forget Friday night is our Pumpkin Fest. No tickets necessary, just bring a canned food item for the North Olmsted Food Bank. We’ll be pouring plenty of pumpkin beers on the patio including Fat Head’s Phantom Pumpkin Ale and Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin, Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, Ithaca Country Pumpkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, and Shipyard Pumpkinhead.

IPAs for the Celebration of the Hop Festival include: Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA, Hop JuJu Imperial IPA, Sunshine Daydream Session IPA, and Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA. Also, Avery Dugana, Bear Republic Racer 5, Brew Kettle White Rajah, Elevator Brewing Barrel Aged Wicked Goat, Helltown Idle Hands, East End Big Hop Fresh IPA, Oskar Blues Deviant Dales Imperial IPA, Full Pint Chinookie, Great Lakes Commodore Perry, and many many more. Check our Facebook for the latest updates.

Tags: IPA