International Craft Beer Week…

That was the ad I noticed in a local paper last Tuesday, so I decided to stop out and try the new restaurant Twiisted, located in beautiful & busy Medina, Ohio. Twiisted – Sushi • Grill • Bar has ample parking and a very inviting entrance. The staff were very genuine… In fact, I didn’t tell them I’m a publisher at Arlo’s Craft Beer Guide until the end of my meal.

Obviously my eyes went directly to the craft beer selections first, and they had a nice variety. In fact, Executive Chef, Lee Ruffier told me they want to keep expanding the craft beer selections, and keep rotating in fresh options that pair well with their menu.

Draft Craft Beer Options (5/20/14)

  • Matilda – Goose Island
  • Stella Pale Lager
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale – Stone
  • Dortmunder Gold – Great Lakes
  • Boris – Hoppin’ Frog
  • Milkstout – Left Hand
  • 90 Minute IPA – Dogfish Head

Bottled Beer

  • Blue Moon White Ale
  • Yuengling
  • Burton Baton – Dogfish Head
  • Hitachino Ginerale
  • Ranger IPA – New Belgium
  • Scrimshaw Pilsner – North Coast
  • Self Righteous Ale – Stone
  • Raspberry – Thirsty Dog
  • Crispin Apple Cider – Gluten Free
  • Titan IPA – Great Divide
  • Tyranny Pale Ale – Lagerheads
  • Fat Tire – New Belgium
  • Cherry Wheat – Sam Adams
  • Labrador Lager – Thirsty Dog

I’ve heard great things about their sushi… actually from their sushi food truck “Shushi On the Roll” so I was assuming the sushi from the Twiisted kitchen would not disappoint. We ordered a couple rolls, Spicy Crab, and the Hawaiian Roll (see photo) which were fantastic. I paired my sushi roll with Left Hand Brewery’s Milk Stout which enhanced the flavors in both. We also received complimentary seasoned edamame which was very flavorful. After our meal, Executive Chef, Lee Ruffier stopped by our table and explained how they locally source as much food as they can, and all their fish is delivered as fresh as possible (without living by a coast). Next time we’re out there we are going to try their gourmet burgers and steaks. I noticed the excitement on his face while explaining their expanded menu.

Overall I was extremely impressed with Twiisted Sushi • Grill • Bar, we chose to sit in the spacious bar. They had multiple flat screen TV’s and it was the night of the NBA Draft Lottery. Unbelievably, the Cleveland Cavs won the 1st pick later that evening. If you’re a Martini & Cocktail person, they have a long list of drinks that will keep the party moving for sure. Here is a direct link to their bar menu. Again, very spacious restaurant that can handle any size party you bring their way… Get to know them socially – Twitter @twiistedmedina Facebook /

So from Arlo’s Craft Beer Guide, we would like to say CHEERS! to a great local restaurant that believes in craft beer!!
We will be going back for sure – @ArloBeerDog


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