Sometimes you have to go looking for your next adventure, they’re not always easy to find and sometimes they’re right underneath you. That’s exactly where you’ll find Cellar Dweller. You’ve probably heard of Valley Vineyards located in Morrow, OH. Did you know they brew too? Cellar Dweller has been brewing since 2012, making them one of the more senior breweries in the greater Cincinnati area. I’ve had some beers from them as I’ve seen them in cans but this time I thought it best to check the source.
You’ll find the winery and brewery at 2276 E US 22 & 3 Morrow, Ohio 45152. From the outside you’ll see the the large barrel sign out front, the patio out, part of the vineyard across the street and plenty of parking to the left of the main building. Inside the exposed brick, rock, wine barrels, and lattices remind you that you’re in a winery’s tasting room.
After you walk in, the bar is directly in front of you and therefore very hard to miss. This is where the very nice, and very hospitable, and bubbly bartender told me of the awesome tray of beer deal that they offer but more on that later. The decor isn’t that of a brewery’s taproom. It’s very much tailored to the winery part of the business and why wouldn’t it be? They’be been making wine since the 1970’s. You’ll also never guess where the brew house is.
It’s in the cellar, or basement of the winery, which of course is perfect.
If you’re a taproom tourist like myself Cellar Dweller offers a very different and unique experience for beer drinkers. It’s peaceful, classy, and very well decorated. It’s one you should give a try.
Cellar Dweller has a phenomenal flight deal and one that’s, so far, unmatched by all the other breweries I’ve been to until now. They have 10 taps and therefore usually offer 10 different beers. Their beer flights are ALL 10 beers that they offer for $10. I was pretty excited to find this out. Out of the 10 beers I sampled here were the three that stood out to me the most:
3. Rasberry Tart – a tart fruit beer with an ABV of 4.7%. It was crisp, refreshing, and perfect for a sunny day this spring. They didn’t skimp on the raspberries either, its packed with them. 4/5
2. Fire Down the Hatch – This one might not be for everyone but from time to time I like a beer that can bring the heat. This one is a habenero IPA with an ABV of 6.5%. It’s hoppy and heated. 4/5
1.SPF-36 – I’d love to see this one in cans, because I do like Pina coladas! This beer is a pale ale brewed with sabro hops, pineapple, and coconut. It’s delicious and at a mild 6% ABV you could have a whole 6 pk. 4.25/5
You soon find Cellar Dweller in more retail places than before. They just teamed up with Adena Distributing to get their product out to more people. They already have a solid lineup of beers available in cans including a brown ale, NE IPA, and pale ale but be on the lookout for more options available to you, in more places.
If you’re looking for weekend plans then they have something for you too. This year they are celebrating their 49th anniversary with the annual wine & beer festival. It’s this coming weekend at the winery/brewery. This is always their biggest event. You’ll find specialty one off beer releases and thousands of wine/beer enthusiasts. You’ll find a full list below.
Here’s a list of the events and things to expect for the festival.
Before you go check them out online