Our Story

With an upbeat friendly staff, incredible wine list, classic steakhouse menu and throw-back nostalgic feel, the Cleveland ChopHouse & Brewery is your great night out. Enjoy handcrafted beer brewed on site, carefully selected wines, small batch bourbons and a fine array of single-malt scotches – best enjoyed in the company of good friends.

And don’t forget to make reservations for Sunday Brunch – a tradition we hope you’ll continue.

Brewery tours available on request.

Our Staff:
Managing Partner – Alan Kneidal
Executive Chef – David Matey

Gerry OConnell – Our Brewmaster

Name: Gerry OConnell
Hometown: Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Personal Background: Gerry came to the USA by way of Ireland in 1994. Gerry grew up on an dairy farm and attended the College of Technology in Dublin, Ireland. Gerry’s always had an appreciation for fine ales and lagers.

If you are looking for a brewer to talk about the finer points of European League football…Gerry is your man!

How I Got Started Crafting Beer: You could say that Gerry began his brewing career working on his family’s dairy farm. It is there he gained a strong work ethic and a working knowledge for sanitation.

Gerry first brewing job was as an Apprentice Brewer at Brew Moon Brewery in 1994. He was soon promoted to Head Brewer in 1996 and has been Brewmaster for Brew Moon, now known as Rock Bottom ever since.

Brewing Philosophy: Gerry employs a classic brewing style where hops and malts work together in perfect harmony.

Favorite Brew: Big Foot Stout and Patriot Pale Ale

Favorite Quote: Never trust a man who does not drink.