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    "Nothing is Off Limits," for Terrestrial Brewing

    Terrestrial Brewing is a start-up brewery and taproom that leases approximately 3,000 square feet in the former Eveready Battery Co. building located at 7524 Father Frascati Drive in Cleveland. The brewery with its hints of history and views of Lake Erie has become a destination and attraction for people who enjoy hand-crafted beer. Ralph Sgro is the Head Brewer of Terrestrial Brewing who runs the business with his partner Ryan Bennett.

    The space occupied by Terrestrial has a capacity to hold 100 people with 100 more outside on the patio and large wraparound deck. The location is spectacular with its proximity to Edgewater Park, exposed brick walls and open rafters. Mixed in are hints of history as the 100-year-old building was part of the Eveready Battery Complex where the first alkaline batteries were made.

    The owners like to point out that it is only about an 8 minute walk to Edgewater Park from their location and they offer beach towels for sale in case your date night takes you in that direction.

    Just like the entrepreneurs, their beer is adventurous.“We want to put our own touches on it—the fruit, the spices, the peppers—anything you can think of. Nothing is off limits,” Bennet said.

    The brewery will focus on producing small-batch beers. Inspired flavors have become the draw such as a Saison collaboration with Hansa Brewery that is brewed with white peppers, Sichuan peppers and guava. A Watch Party Wheat is infused with fresh strawberry and lemon. The brewery will focus on producing small-batch beers such as these and they have no plans of distribution.

    Sgro developed his plans for Terrestrial while working as the opening general manager of Platform Beer and experimenting with his own home brews. While working there he formed a kinship with Bennett who frequented Platform after work and over three years their brainstorming brewed into a business.

    The City assisted these entrepreneurs with their start-up brewery by providing financial assistance from the Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program to partially finance the renovation of the historic building and the acquisition of brewery equipment. Terrestrial infused over $540,000 into this project, and they will create at least five new full-time jobs for the City of Cleveland.