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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 614
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
phone: (419) 243-1302
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by northernbrews:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in here w/ HellsBells24 after stopping at The Andersons and before the Mudhens game. We definitely made a great choice stopping here.
Atmosphere: This has the best atmosphere of any brewpub I've ever been too. The building was old school brick and has been around since the 1850's. This place is like a museum for old beer signs, lights, bottle, glasses, cans, openers, etc...I've never seen such an amazing selection of old signs, bottles, beer memorabilia. If you have been drinking beer for a long time, you will see some things you haven't seen in a while. There are a few TVs on the wall and by the bar and the brewing equipment is visable from all parts of the bar and sitting area.
Quality: Everything we had here was high quality. From the beers to the food to the service, all of it was top notch.
Service: The service was very good. The bar tender gave us a few samples of the beers not part of the sampler, our beers, water, food all came out real quick. The bartender was knowlegdable of all the beers, which was nice. They also have a shuttle service that is free to the Mudhens games (you just have to tip the driver). They drive and pick you up right in front of the stadium. The driver was going to recommend some places for us to check out if we were staying in town for the night.
Selection: They had a nice selection of beer and food. For the beers, they had Buckeye Beer (a very nice lager), a pale ale, a Centennial IPA on the hand pull, a malty red and vienna lager, a saison, and a oak aged cherry stout. We took a growler to the cherry stout to go. All of the beers were good, especially the stout, buckeye, and IPA. They had a nice and reasonable food menu that had plenty of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and a few main dishes. We split a chicken, pepper, and pesto pizza and a pepperoni, spicy sausage, and green pepper pizzas. They were some of the best pizzas I've had at any restaurant and were very reasonable at 8.95 each. They had a beer for everyone....light, hoppy, malty, etc....They also had a full bar for the non beer drinkers.
Food: The pizzas we had (also above) was very good and reasonable.
Value: Like I mentioned above, the prices here are quite reasonable. All the food was under $10 except for the main dishes and the beer was $4.50 for a six beer sampler, $3.50 for a pint, or $8.75 for a pitcher.
Overall: This was one of the best brewpubs I've every been to and I've been to some nice ones. The atmosphere was the nicest, and the food and beers were very good too. Anyone going through Toledo or wanting to make a day trip (stopping at a few beer stores too), this is worth the stop. Its also not too far off I-75, which is nice. Highly, highly recommended.
08-19-2007 18:45:17 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $
Living in NWOH now I guess this is my hometown brewery. That's not a bad thing though. This place is super cool. It's a great brewery set up in one of the coolest buildings in the coolest part of Toledo downtown. It's a historical building made all of brick and wood with old settings and fixtures. I love the architecture of the whole place. When you go inside there's lots of space and places to sit either at tables, booths or the bar. Or you could sit in one of the very nice rooms next to the main room. One is an old ballroom and one has a view looking out at the MLK brisge if I'm not mistaken. That room has a view of the brick ovens too along with green glass and stained glass windows and dividers. There are 10 taps I think. I like the beer here and this brewery is really bringing it. I understand they didn't use to be all that great but now they have beers that are good to fantastic. The food is delicious and I like the way they cook it. Burgers pizza apps and dessert, it's all good. The service is always friendly and usually quick. The only time I ever went and it wasn't quick was when it's really busy. They also know the beer there. It's always annoying to go to a restaurant and the server doesn't know the beer. It's 100x worse at a brewpub. But everyone here knows the beer and every one seems to have a favorite. They have to try all of them as part of the job and I agree with that. The value is also very good. Most pints are around 4 bucks and some are less and they also offer some as 12 oz pints or 10 oz snifters and let you choose which.
10-01-2013 19:19:42 |
More by Amberluvsbeer
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 |
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