World of Beer Officially Opens on Detroit Avenue

New bar’s owners and city officials hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

Hundreds of brands of beer has arrived and the doors are open at World of Beer on Detroit Avenue.

The new, 3,800-square-foot bar marked its grand opening in the INA Building with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. 

The highly anticipated bar will feature 500 different bottles of beer and offer 50 drafts that rotate every night.

But this bar chain will only serve fancy beers. 

“Our focus is definitely on the beer,” said Mark Pottschmidt, a partner in the enterprise, adding that dozens of employees have already undergone a rigorous two-week “beer school.”

“Beer school definitely sets us apart,” said Darren Greene, a co-owner of World of Beer. “The educational component is definitely something that’s very important to us.”

Liquor won’t be served at World of Beer, but a few wines will be offered.

Instead of serving food, World of Beer will partner with area restaurants that will deliver the food to the table. Eddie ‘N Eddie's, located in the space next door, will even staff a server inside World of Beer.

“We were looking at the Cleveland market, and we fell in love with Lakewood,” said Pottschmidt.  “We went to Melt, Deagan’s and Eddie ‘N Eddie and saw that they all had craft beer… Lakewood is already ahead of the craft beer movement.”

m.z.1 March 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM
"But this bar chain will only serve fancy beers" This is awesome for "fancy beer" drinkers in Lakewood.
Linda Rogers March 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM
I am an adventurous, fancy beer drinker and can't wait to check this place out!
Corey Rossen March 21, 2013 at 02:38 PM
You would be surprised at the amount of people that convert to high end beers and never go back. There is a huge market for it in Lakewood.
ian king March 21, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Why would anyone want to drink a Miller or a Bud that is mass produced with the cheapest ingredients when they could have a quality tasting experience with beer that has been created with the best quality under the highest standards of production - and all that for maybe a couple more bucks? I just don't understand the continued fascination of Americans for junk food, and crap beer in 2013.
m.z.1 March 21, 2013 at 02:43 PM
@ Linda Rogrs- has anyone ever told you you look like Jan from the show "the Office". The franchise World of Beer has been successful in other location. I wish them great success in Lakewood - but I hope they don't pull too much business from our local indepentent bars. Those guys have enough competition amongst themselves.


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