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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 397
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
phone: (419) 243-1302
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Reviews by buschbeer:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was my third microbrewery on my way back from the Michigan spring game. This was by far my favorite. It is located at the Oliver House.
I walked in and was met by brick walls and shelves on the right hand side on which were perched vintage beer cans. The place was clean and appeared pretty nice. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful in beer descriptions.
I tried the hazelnut porter, barley wine, and Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout. They were all good beers, but the latter was absolutely delicious. I had to get a growler of that. The growlers were very low priced. A lot of growlers went for $7.50. Of course my selection was $18, but that is in line with a lot of brewpubs.
I did not eat, but my friend ordered some riblets. The bartender said that they looked overcooked and went back and had the chef make a fresh batch. I thought that was a very classy thing to do. EDIT: I did eat on my second trip and the food was amazing! I was even more impressed on my second trip. Very friendly staff.
Overall, I was impressed with this place. I will have to make this a stop on my way to and from Michigan.
04-26-2010 23:21:03 |
More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$$
The brewery is in an old warehouse that is part of 3 restaurants. The wood-fired pizza is pretty good to eat, along with the appetizers (if they have them in stock). The quality of beer would not warrant my return for the pizza though. There are plenty of pizza bars in the area that serve on-craft brew that is pretty close to what you're going to get for beer selection.
01-07-2013 19:32:10 |
More by Jay43613
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Came in from Detroit (about an hour drive) and stopped here to check out the brew pub. The atmosphere and service were both excellent. We were there shortly after opening at 3pm and it was very sparsely populated. The paraphernalia on the walls will entertain and possibly even educate you.
I had their Rye Level Double IPA in a snifter (very nice) as well as their regular IPA (a good, respectable IPA). Also had the giant pretzel appetizer which could easily feed 2-3 people (it's HUGE) and a cup of chili, which was excellent (perfectly spicy!). Cannot comment on the entrees or other food on the menu, but the overall pub experience was a good one and well worth the time to check this place out.
06-08-2012 12:06:53 |
More by watzo99
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stop # 336 on my world brewery/brewpub tour.
Visited in the late evening for dinner with a coworker who order what turned out to be a massively delicious piece of carrot cake as an appetizer. May have been the highlight of the visit.
Second attempt at visiting Maumee. The first time my beer buddy and I were denied on a Saturday afternoon which I thought was odd to be closed at a time like that.
It's located in a large historic brick building in a "quiet" part of downtown Toledo. Not much going on in the area but was quite busy on this Thursday night. Nice view of the vintage brewing gear and and plenty of breweriana to take in as part of the atmosphere.
Took a while to get my first round of samplers (as well as the carrot cake). Lots of bartenders but they all appeared to be chatting up patrons sitting at the bar.
Beers I went with...
Blood Orange Hefe (sounds better than it is)
Blitzen (leftover holiday ale with cinnamon on glass rim)
Rye 2 x IPA
Dry Irish Stout (best beer of the bunch)
Chocolate Cherry Porter (complete with cherry sprinkles)
The beers were mostly average and I'm still not sure how I feel about the cinnamon and sprinkles as special effects on my beer. Samples were $.75 and $1.00 which was nice.
We also split a pizza which was pretty good.
03-27-2012 20:58:32 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my hometown brewpub which I visit on a weekly basis. Quality of both beer and food is very good to excellent. Favorite beers include:IPA, Glass City Pale Ale, Amarillo Brillo(double IPA) and right now they have a very good Irish Red. There is a seasonal brown out right now(cant remember the name) and 2 other seasonals are coming in the next few weeks. Buckeye is an old Toledo favorite. IPA( bombers) and Buckeye(12 packs) are bottled and sold at retail establishments. Thursday is growler refill night and they have pizza specials on their release party days. These are not advertised very well but they do happen. Food and service has gotten much better since the new management team took over! Brick oven pizzas, greek salads, burgers, and ribs are some of my favorite foods. They have excellent potato chips and pretzels if you're looking for a snack. Flat screens are in the bar room and there is a separate dining room. Building itself has a great feel to it-very old, lots of beer "stuff"all over the place. If you show Walleye or Mud Hen tickets they will give you 15% off your bill(they did in previous seasons when they were not as busy not sure for 2011 Mud Hens). If in Downtown Toledo check out Maumee Bay Brewing Company!
04-13-2011 23:45:54 |
More by buckeyerob
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This is one of my favorite places to go and spend time with family and friends!!
The atmosphere is great with the beer history stuck in every nook and cranny. It is great just to spend time looking around and seeing every bottle, glass and can. I find a new one that I did not see the time before everytime.
The beer has always impressed. The only one that I never cared for is their Buckeye Beer. All of their other offerings are imaginative without being to radical to fall outside of the style guidelines. Special marks goes out to their DIPA and Barleywine!!! My wife loves their Hazelnut Porter.
the food has never disappointed. From the appetizers to main courses is great. Their personal wood fire pizzas will never let you down.
The staff is always friendly and helpful.
I suggest going on a Monday night and playing their free bar wide Trivia game and enjoying some great beer and company!!
12-05-2010 19:09:50 |
More by tat2dhllblly
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited the other night with a few of my employees. Out of the box a little disappointing - Buckeye, Octoberfest and the amber were out. How do you run out of your signature beer?
Atmosphere was pretty cool. Brewerania all over the walls from the brewing history of Toledo. Very high ceilings, gives it a wide open feel. Very inviting.
Quality was hit or miss. IPA and Kolsch were good. Glass City Pale Ale was infected or else they had dirty lines.
Bar service was very good. Food service was slower then molasses in January, as noted by several of reviews. Also, kitchen got my steak wrong, but the bartender/waiter was quick to take it back for me. Then took forever to get another one, which is marks off because I ordered it very, very rare.
Beer and food menu selection was good. and the food, when I finally got to eat, was very good.
Prices were pretty good too, not too expensive. Two beers, a growler, and a steak for $40.
I'll be back.
10-09-2010 01:17:53 |
More by JamnesCameron
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Located close to downtown, but in Toledo you're kind of close to everything anyways. I have been through Toledo many dozens of times, typically only stopping for the occasional Tony Packos meal, but this place could make the city more liveable!
The building is old looking, and the brewpub is located upstairs (you can take the open central stairway or an elevator to the right). Copper brewing equipment is on display as it should be at every brewpub, and the brick walls are covered with vintage beer memorabilia, tons of cans that I don't recognize, all looking to be pre-war and from extinct breweries. They look nice, I'd love to cover a wall in my beer shrine with such antiquities.
The majority of the seating is at tables. The bar runs the length of one of the walls, maybe 15-20 ft long with seats for about 10 people. About 8 house beers, one for each style (IPA, porter, kolsch, hefeweizen, and so on). Amarillo Brillo is now a year-round beer but it was out when I stopped by, to my dismay.
If you're in Toledo for a night you do yourself a dis-service not to stop here.
09-17-2010 10:21:10 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I made a point of stopping here on a road trip East because it's close enough to I-80. Sitting at the bar for a mid-afternoon early dinner, I bartender was friendly and efficient, the food was good, and the beer was quite enjoyable.
Beer cheese soup and Mushroom parmesan soup was both delicious. The pizza was tasty and not messy. The beer sampler displayed a really nice range of styles. The hazelnut porter had a pronounced, but not unpleasant, nutty overtone. The Amarillo Brillo double IPA is a featured beer and was quite nice, but I preferred their regular IPA.
I definitely plan to make this a regular stop on my next pass by on I-80.
09-10-2010 16:04:17 |
More by greenfeet
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$$
Despite the low rating, may not mistake- we love Maumee Bay!
The beers are fantastic (pretty large selection, loved the Amarillo Brillo DIPA and the regular IPA; enjoyed the barleywine but didn't love it as it was too raisin-y) and the atmosphere is great.
What a cool place, seriously! All the old brick walls, the patio with the lights and the live music and the breeze... cozy and cool, not noisiy or crowded, laid-back. Would spend hours here if I were a local.
Maumee Bay gets low points for food, service and price. The food is greasy, average and damn expensive. Service is awful- the waitress/bartender did not want to work and we had to pretty much serve ourselves, this being an empty bar on a Friday night. She also didn't know much about beer. Hopefully it isn't always like this?
Finally, price... expensive!!! Five beers and two sandwiches came up to $50 plus tip. For Toledo (and considering the bad service), this is WAY crazy.
Still, despite the criticism, I would go back to Maumee Bay/Oliver House. As I said, the beers are great and the atmosphere is great. That's good enough to have me back!
08-16-2010 05:58:56 |
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Maumee Bay Brewing Company in Toledo, OH