Originally Posted by mozart4898
Add me to the list of Toledo area brewers who frequents Titgemeiers - I live southeast of the city, halfway between Perrysburg and Fremont, and work in the city. I honestly felt bad putting in a *huge* hop order through Hops Direct a couple months ago instead of just buying from them, but being one who likes to brew some quite hoppy beers, it's not always possible to pick up 8+ oz of what I might need there, even though their stock is usually pretty good - I don't know how many LHBS stock Wyeast but they always have a lot of them in stock and they move them, my 3711 bought on Monday was less than 2 months from manufacture.
As far as where to get good beer in the area, I'll 2nd/3rd or whatever the suggestions of The Andersons and Corks in Perrysburg for retail and The Attic on Adams St. for a good selection of brews on tap. Not even sure what they might carry in bottles but the last couple times I've been in there I've had Enjoy By 11/12/13 and La Fin du Monde...certainly not your everyday BMC selections.
I'll also put in a plug for where I work - I cook at Manhattan's about a block down from The Attic. We don't have near the selection but do generally have Great Lakes seasonal, Brooklyn IPA, and possibly another one or two craft selections on tap and a few more in bottles. Despite my campaigning though we don't generally have much for the real hopheads, and I don't think we've ever had a Belgian beer in bottles or on tap. Live music Monday-Saturday every week though. Plus I'm frequently at the bar Thursday-Saturday late nights.
Love Manhattans. So does everyone I know. The gf and I are regulars at the Sunday brunch. I have a friend that works there, too-- Ashley Norris. Keep up the good work, chef.
I shop Titgemeiers when I can; unfortunately (for them and my pocket book) I'm moving into the hard-core upgrading phase of my brewing build and they don't carry the things I'm looking to drop money on, like pumps and such. So I tend to order my stuff online through MoreBeer... and it's hard not to say "ah, eff it" and place the grist on the order, especially since shipping is free and I get it literally the next day.