The grounds of the Crafted Festival in Cleveland

5.) Crafted Food, Beer and Music Festival Review – Cleveland – June 1, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was given a complimentary full-sized package (entrance and sample/tasting tickets) in exchange for festival promotions.

This is also a festival that occurs in various cities. While this review takes place in Cleveland, the festival structure may be similar in other cities.

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Entrance to festival at Lincoln Park.

At 5 o’clock on the dot, I arrived at Lincoln Park…

Guidebook and tickets

…where I was equipped with a sheet of beer and food tickets and a guide for Crafted

Hunger Network of GReater Cleveland

…a local food, beer and music festival that benefited the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.

Booths were set up along each side…

Great Lakes Brewing Company

…with the first side consisting of Great Lakes Brewing Company

Sibling Revelry Brewing

Sibling Revelry Brewing

…and many local breweries (Franklin/Saucy/Ohio/Boss Dog)…

Saucisson and Terrestrial Brewing Company

…while the second side showcased the restaurants, who either shared a booth with a brewery (Saucisson/Terrestrial Brewing)…

Collision Bend Brewing Company

…or offered both food and beer on their own (Collision Bend).

Ohio State Waterproofing Booth

Other vendors were sprinkled in (Ohio State Waterproofing)…

Cigar vendor

…with a cigar vendor to compliment the beer side (Jo Vann’s)…

Hello Fresh booth

Hello Fresh to accent the food side…

Festival Souvenirs

…and souvenir booths found at the entrances of both.

Other offerings of the festival included games…

Dogs are allowed at the festival

…plenty of space for festival goers and their pooches (which were allowed)…

Festival goers sitting and enjoying

…ample seating…

…and some really good music (Oliver Hazard).

No food left.

Unfortunately, I will say that some restaurants ran out of food rather quickly…

No food Tremont Taphouse.

…as I had arrived about halfway into the festival when I already saw a few booths like this…

…which consequentially created longer lines at other booths…especially places that had gluten free and/or vegetarian options.

Xinji Noodle Bar and Bascule Brewery

Still, I got in line to try as much as possible…

Sweet potato noodles and spicy pork dumplings from Xinji Noodle Bar

…enjoying sweet potato noodles with veggies, spicy pork dumplings (Xinji Noodle Bar)…

BBQ Pork Sliders with slaw and Summer Grain Salad from Saucisson

…BBQ pork sliders with slaw, an incredible summer grain salad with tasso ham vinaigrette (Saucisson)…

Smoked Beef Sliders from Butcher and the Brewer

…a smoked beef slider with smoked cheddar and bacon jam (Butcher and the Brewer)…

Oxtail Bruschetta, Beets and Fromage Salad from Warren's Spirited Kitchen

…a delicious oxtail bruschetta, beets and fromage blanc salad (Warren’s Spirited Kitchen)…

Glass of Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda

…and a tall glass of Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda (Blood Orange) to wash it all down.