Findlay Brewing Company’s American Bitters made its appearance around time this year, and it left all of us wanting more. Soon, they started producing other beers, and then they opened up a tap room right downtown. I had kept hearing fabulous things about it and had been told more than once that it was right up my alley. I finally made it in last Friday.
I walked in at about five, so that I could chat a bit with the owners and get a good feel for the tap room. It was a good thing, because by six, it was packed. This was a place that attracted every age (over 21, of course) and every type of person. But we all had one thing in common: We all enjoy having a good drink.
I opted to try the three of the four beers in taster glasses. I was already sure that I liked the American Bitters, so it was time to get the others a try. What I soon discovered was that the Findlay Brewing Company has a beer that fits just about every palate. While American Bitters still remains my favorite, I was also strongly attracted to the Molasses Porter. I highly suggest doing a taster of all four to find out just what will fit your tastes, as all of these beers surprised me.
The tap room itself is cozy and yet still quite comfortable. It has its nods to Findlay history, especially its brewing history, while also firmly establishing itself as the future. And with the beers they are producing, it is quite believable to think that this is a brewery that will only grow over time.
What is even better is that the two owners that were working last Friday are both affable folks that easily made friends with everyone that walked through the door. And the coziness of the room itself made it easy for all of the customers to make friends with each other. That particular night, I heard stories from around town, discussions of which beer is the best and dreams for the future of Findlay beer. It felt like Cheers for the next generation. I, personally, could have spent hours there and have been perfectly happy.
The Findlay Brewing Company tap room is only open on Friday evenings, making it the ideal place to end your work week. It’s a great place to celebrate a Friday with your co-workers or to start date night with your significant other. Be sure to bring your love of beer and your love for meeting new friends, because you will have a heavy taste of both while checking out this latest Findlay gem.