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Bradley Beverage Hits Reset, Expands Craft Beers and Boutique Wines

Photo credit: Lori E. Switaj
Photo credit: Lori E. Switaj

Bradley Beverage Store has hit the reset button.

The store, a longtime fixture at the corner of Center Ridge Road and Bradley Road in Westlake, was taken over by new owner John Kash about a year ago and he’s making changes.

Kash, a craft beer and boutique wine aficionado, has been introducing a variety of new beers and wines to the store.

Twice a week new stock is introduced and capitalizing on the growing preference for craft beer, he’s introduced mix and match six packs for the more than 100 craft beers he carries.

“Sometimes people buy six packs of craft beer and don’t like it and then they’re stuck with it,” Kash said. “This way, they can sample a few and if they like it, then buy a six of it.”

He believes part of the surge in popularity for craft beer is that they’re American.

“None of the big distributors make them,” he said, noting that many of the big beer makers and now owned by foreign companies. “People are figuring that out.”

Craft beer lovers will note a nice variety from around the United States as well as Ohio, including Cleveland’s Indigo Imp and Great Lakes, Ommegang, Hopping Frog, Moloko Milk Stout, Southern Tier and the hard-to-find Three Floyd’s Brewery. He also stocks larger brewery offerings including Budweiser, Miller, etc.

Kash is expanding his selection of boutique wines. On this particular day, a $72 bottle of Papillon wine adorns a shelf.

Kash also keeps a walk in cooler. He is offering 10 percent off cases of wine.

New store hours at Mon. – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store is closed on Sunday. For more information call 216-659-3312.

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