Saucy Brew Works Officially Opens in The Q’s New South Neighborhood
First Tap Toast Celebrates Grand Opening of Cleveland’s Popular Craft Brewer at Quicken Loans Arena
Saucy Brew Works, one of Cleveland’s most popular breweries, has partnered with the Cleveland Cavaliers to open Saucy Brew Works at Quicken Loans Arena. The brewery-style concession, located on The Q’s main concourse, is the first fan-gathering destination to open in the arena’s new South Neighborhood. The 1,500 square foot beverage-only beer garden will feature a lineup of Saucy’s high-quality craft beers for of-age fans attending the more than 200 diverse live events, games and concerts held at The Q each year.
A “first tap toast” to celebrate the grand opening of Saucy Brew Works was held prior to the Cavs vs. Phoenix Suns game on Thursday night at The Q. Joining Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski and President of Business Operations Nic Barlage were Saucy Brew Works co-founders, CEO Brent Zimmerman and Brew Master Eric Anderson.
“The ‘neighborhood’ concept to provide a welcoming and social destination for fans to gather during events was integral to the arena’s updated design as part of The Q Transformation,” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski. “We are thrilled to have one of Cleveland and Ohio’s top craft brewers in Saucy Brew Works to help anchor the South Neighborhood space and experience."
“It’s an honor to be partnered with such a stellar group that is the Cleveland Cavaliers. We take great care and pride in producing superior quality, creative beers and this beautiful new pub is the perfect place to showcase that passion,” said Eric Anderson, Brew Master, Saucy Brew Works.
Located on the south side of the arena’s main concourse, the new South Neighborhood will be fully-complete in early March with the openings of two exciting food concepts from local chefs Jonathan Sawyer of the Greenhouse Tavern and Karen Small of Flying Fig, in addition to the official opening of the Discount Drug Mart Entrance. When complete, the new South Neighborhood will add 6,350 square feet to the arena’s main concourse, creating a social gathering hub for all fans to enjoy before and during games and events.
ABOUT SAUCY BREW WORKS AT THE Q
Saucy Brew Works at Quicken Loans Arena was designed by the Infinite Scale Design group in collaboration with the Cavaliers, Saucy Brew Works and the arena’s food and beverage provider Aramark. The new 1,500 square foot space features an over 50-foot bar made of a solid wood Antique American Oak counter and provides a view of the Cleveland Indians ballpark Progressive Field across from the arena. It also features twelve 55-inch high definition TV’s for fans to enjoy a sports bar-like atmosphere.
“We are excited and honored to take our partnership to the next level with the opening of Saucy Brew Works at Quicken Loans Arena. I want to thank The Cleveland Cavaliers, Aramark, Infinite Scale, and our Saucy team for the hard work and dedication necessary to pull off this awesome venture, we couldn’t be more excited. We can’t say enough about how much Saucy Brew Works enjoys our partnership with the Cavaliers. It is a true partnership, that is made possible through fantastic people at each organization. Cheers to many great things on the horizon,” said Brent Zimmerman CEO & Co-founder of Saucy Brew Works.
The Saucy Brew Works at The Q will have 16 taps and 8 select beers that will rotate with seasonal favorites and feature many of Saucy’s most popular selections:
Permanently on Tap:
- IPA ASAP: American India Pale Ale - crisp, dry and citrusy with a lingering bitterness - 7.0% abv.
- LOVE YOU, BYE – Hazy Imperial IPA – super juicy and permanently hazy – 8.0% abv.
- HABITUALE: Kolsch Style Golden Ale - light, clean, crisp with a slight citrusy, spicy character – 5.3% abv.
- MODERN CRIMES – Toasted Coconut Porter – crazy smooth with just enough coconut – 6.3% abv.
- WHAT’S HIS NUTS? – Vanilla Stout with Peanut Butter and Coffee – black, rich and smooth – 7.5% abv.
- I CAN’T EVEN – Hazy Peach IPA – deliciously juicy and brewed with Michigan Copper Hops – 8.0% abv.
- NUGGET SMASH – Single Malt, Single Hop IPA – light-bodied IPA, dank, and brewed with nugget hops – 5.9% abv.
- DON’T STOP WIT IT WIT IT – Belgian Style White with Tangerine – brewed with coriander and tangerine instead of traditional orange peel – 4.8% abv.
About Saucy Brew Works
Founded in 2017, Saucy Brew Works is a Cleveland-based brewery serving up a wide range of high-quality craft beer with the likes of classic German, American, Experimental Yeast and Wild Type beers. The Saucy Brew Works brewing system, aka The BrauKon, is efficient, exact and eliminates waste. Saucy Brew Works only uses food grade stainless steel, from the tanks through the draft lines, which is the best way to deliver the clean, pure flavor of great tasting beer that satisfies. For more information regarding Saucy, stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @SaucyBrewWorks, or visit www.saucybrewworks.com.
About The Q Transformation
The Q Transformation is a major renovation project to update the Quicken Loans Arena (The Q) as it enters its 25th year of operation. The Q is home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL Cleveland Monsters and over 200 ticketed events annually. The publicly-owned arena, located in the Gateway District in downtown Cleveland, is operated by the Cavaliers organization. The project is a partnership between the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Cavaliers that will modernize the venue to maintain its elite status, enhance the fan experience, and continue to provide a positive impact for the city of Cleveland, the community and neighborhoods and the region over the long-term. The Q Transformation will extend the Cavs lease for seven more years through 2034, committing to the arena for at least 40 years since the team’s original lease, which is among the longest facility tenures in pro sports. The Q Transformation will help the arena and community compete for major national events such as the recently announced NBA All-Star Game that will be hosted in Cleveland in 2022— in addition to large political conventions, NCAA events, and numerous other opportunities well into future. The transformation of Quicken Loans Arena will be completed for the start of the Cavaliers 2019-2020 NBA season. To learn more, go to TheQTransformation.com.
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