Maumee Bay Brewery at the Oliver House

27 Broadway Street
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The area between Swan Creek and the Maumee River is called the Middlegrounds, an important location that quickly became the center of Toledo's commercial growth early on in the city's development. The historic Oliver House (1859) sits on the highest point on the Middlegrounds. At the time the Oliver House was built, it was Toledo's first grand hotel, boasting 171 rooms, each with running water, gaslights, and fireplaces. The hotel overlooked a park and offered private rooms with views of the Maumee River. 

Today, the Oliver House house is home to the Maumee Bay Brewery, Toledo's original craft brewery. Maumee Bay carries on a Toledo beer legacy with onsite brewing of local favorite, Buckeye Beer, along with many other pleasing varieties of beer. Before you sit down to sip a cold bottle of Buckeye or a pint of their Glasshopper IPA, made from Centennial hops or enjoy a bite to eat, take a tour of the historic Oliver House. It once served as a convalescent center for soldiers wounded during the Spanish-American War and some say this landmark building has a haunted reputation. 

We hope you enjoyed your tour!

If this tour has whetted your appetite for more beer brewing history, step inside the Oliver House and enjoy a cold one while you visit the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame & Museum at Maumee Bay Brewery.

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