Cleveland, Tennessee is a lot of things to a lot of people. For the members of the Richardson Team, Cleveland is not only a place of business, it’s a place to call home. This cozy town has so much to offer from the people to the local businesses, Cleveland is a place unlike any other. One of the great local businesses is Mash & Hops Craft Beer Cafe located in historic Downtown Cleveland.

Mash & Hops was founded in Cleveland four years ago by Rob McGowan.  Inspired by craft beer cafes in Seattle, Washington, Rob decided his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee would be the perfect place for a quaint, laid-back craft beer experience. The Mash & Hops experience begins from the moment you round the corner of 1st Street. When you see the old pick up truck branded with the Mash & Hops logo, you know you’re about to experience something wonderful. The front patio is home to the old Tito pick up and is the perfect atmosphere to relax year round with music in the summer and bright holiday lights in the winter. The moment you walk through the doors of Mash & Hops you are greeted the smell of freshly popped popcorn and the bright, vibrant colors of beer advertisements, old and new. Daily offerings are displayed on the unique taps and on the chalkboard wall. You can sample up to four brews, get a small glass of a brand you’ve always wanted to try, indulge in a pint of a new favorite, or take home a growler to enjoy. Mash & Hops also offers a wide variety of beers, ales, and ciders from across the country in bottles and cans to enjoy at the cafe or take with you for your next gathering.

Be on the lookout for events at Mash & Hops like local bands and tastings hosted by varying breweries and distributors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Blue Ridge, Dayton, Nashville, and beyond. Mash & Hops will be hosting the 5th Annual Brew Ha Ha this February at the Museum Center at 5 Points. Stay tuned for more information!

Be sure to check out upcoming events and offerings on Facebook! And as always, thank you for supporting local business! Cleveland wouldn’t be what it is without your awesome support.