The Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery is Put-in-Bay’s very first brewery. Opened in 1996, its housed in a building with over one hundred years of history. The property originally belong to Valentine Doller, one of Put-in-Bay’s most famous residents and one-time mayor. It also served as a grocery store and gas station. After many iterations, including a fire station, it is now home to delicious, locally made brews. They also have fantastic dining options to pair with your new favorite beer.
A rotating menu of craft beers delights summer visitors all summer long. From stouts to wheat beer, The Put-in-Bay Brewery creates wonderful beers for a variety of palettes.
Beers on Tap
Selection changes, but here are some highlights:
- South Bass Milk Stout
- Watermelon Wheat
- Strawberry Basil Wheat
- Raspberry Mocha Stout
- Pass Out Bourbon Punch
Besides their delicious and innovative beer menu, the Brewery serves up some truly great food. They have a full menu full of pizzas, burgers, and salads.
The Brewery’s Food Highlights
- Greek Pizza
- Brewery Cheese Soup
- Walleye Bites
- Perch Sandwich served on an egg bun
- Basil Pesto Chicken
- Mexicali Burger
The Brewery Cheese Soup is definitely a favorite. Aged Cheddar is blended with their Summer’s Brew for a rich and creamy soup. Also worth mention are their salads, which are healthy, fresh, and filling. The Caprese is a lighter option and pairs wonderfully with the Watermelon Wheat. Try the Ole Cotton Top Irish Red with the Chicken, Spinach, and Avocado Salad. They also feature a kid’s menu with Chicken Fries and Mac ‘n Cheese.
They recently expanded their back enclosure, making the patio a wonderful place to sit out on a summer evening, enjoying a bite to eat and a local brew. Additionally, it is located just down the street from Perry’s Park in downtown Put-in-Bay, so the Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery is right in heart of the island. Several wonderful inns and hotels surround this location as does other favorites like Hooligans and The Old Forge.