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Hofbrauhaus opens, The Hermit Club, History of Beer in Cleveland, Artist Barbara Page

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Ohio ranks as the 7th largest export of Beer in the Country.  On the next Applause we welcome a new establishment, the HOFBRAUHAUS to Playhouse Square that’s adding to our national ranking. 

The Hofbrauhaus wraps around a century old Tudor Mansion located behind the State Theatre which serves as the home of THE HERMIT CLUB.  The members agreed to their clubhouse being incorporated into the Hofbrauhaus design in exchange for having the Hermit headquarters renovated.  So who ARE these crafty Hermits? Some secret society?  Not quite..... 

The addition of the Hofbrauhaus of Cleveland and Columbus adds to Ohio’s ranking as one of the top producers of beer in the country.  According to the Beer Institute, that represents the Beer industry, the state ranks 7th in beer exports, employs some 44 - thousand people and has an economic impact of about $3.9 Billion dollars.  Within our broadcast area there are dozens of craft brew manufacturers who are part of northeast Ohio’s long history of making beer.

Artist BARBARA PAGE, goes to great heights for motivation - 10-thousand feet.  Page was once a pilot, and in our ongoing series Applause America she tells us how her love of maps turned into a passion for painting, AND how her mixed media art spans millions of years.


Maximilian Erlmeier, Hofbrauhaus
Barbara Page, Artist
Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal
Pat Conway, Owner, Great Lakes Brewing Company
Robert . A. Musson, M.D.
Jim Balaguer, The Hermit Club
Nancy Hancock-Griffith, The Hermit Club
Robert Finley, President, The Hermit Club

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Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
Barbara Page, Artist
Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Robert . A. Musson, M.D.
The Hermit Club


Arts and Culture, Food, Natural History, Painting

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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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