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Discovering the Best Breweries and Wineries in Portage County: A Toast to Local Flavor

Did you know that there is an assortment of wineries and breweries throughout Portage County? Streetsboro and its neighboring towns of Ravenna, Kent, Garrettsville, and Aurora are top spots for those who love wine and beer. When visiting you will find a mix of traditional and innovative brewing and winemaking, guaranteeing a delightful experience.

The West Main St Winery, Brewery & Cider House, located at 234 West Main Street, Ravenna offers handcrafted wines, beers, and hard ciders made in-house using only the finest ingredients worldwide. They also feature specialty items including holiday wines, slushies, and more. A number of special events and live entertainment take place on select weekends.

North Water Brewing Co. in Kent’s “Mill District,” is a hub for innovative beer flavors. Crafted by local brewers passionate about quality, their artisanal ales and lagers cater to newcomers and seasoned beer lovers. Located at 101 Crain Ave., this amazing brewery, also has seasonal brews available such as West End Pumpkin and Cranberry Shandy. It is definitely something you will want to try.

Bell Tower Brewing Co. located at 310 Park Ave., is a historic gathering spot and Kent’s first brewpub. This iconic reimagined historical building features relics from nearly two centuries of history and invites guests to relax, enjoy, and celebrate. They provide hand-crafted beer and cocktails that perfectly complement a seasonally inspired menu.

Madcap Brew Co. started from a love for brewing extraordinary beers with playful names. In a repurposed 1940s machine shop, Madcap Brew Co. combines vintage elements like original cranes and brick walls with a modern vibe across 15,000 square feet. In this family-friendly environment, they aim to brew exceptional beer that unites people and infuses punk rock with pinball. Stop by Madcap Brew Co. located at 1422 Mogadore Rd., Kent, and embark on an unforgettable experience.

A beautiful picturesque setting unlike any other is what you will be gifted when visiting Orchard House Winery, formerly ThornCreek Winery. This beautiful winery invites you to come enjoy a delicious dinner paired with the perfect complementing wine, partake in happy hour, or reserve the winery to host a special event or function. Throughout the year, a number of special winery events take place such as Sip and Cinema, harvest dinners, and wine pairing series. They are located at 155 Treat Road, Aurora.

Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company resides in a historic building that was constructed in 1804. They offer old-world charm with a hand-crafted approach using only the best of ingredients by seasoned chefs and brew-master. The food is made fresh from scratch and the beers are brewed in-house offering a variety of craft and domestic types. They are located at 8148 Main Street, Garrettsville.

So with so many incredible and unique places to explore a winter weekend getaway to Streetsboro is ideal. Streetsboro provides affordable hotels and is a short drive to all of these fantastic wineries and breweries. You can even get some holiday shopping done while visiting the assortment of specialty, antique, and outlet stores, there is also a variety of attractions, plus much more! For a heartwarming FREE Vacation Value Packet with Coupons to the coziest spots, visit


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