Carillon Brewing Company is a must-see for travelers who enjoy both history and craft beer. Step back in time to 1850s Dayton, Ohio, and watch as beer is brewed right in front of you. Costumed staff members brew beer using the methods, equipment and recipes that were used back then. You’ll see open copper kettles and oak barrels rather than stainless steel tanks. Carillon Brewing Company holds the distinction of being the only brewery in North America that is owned by a museum (Carillon Historical Park). Staff members and volunteers are happy to answer questions.
Not only can you enjoy beer the way 1850s immigrants did, you can enjoy a meal with recipes inspired by the English, German and Irish settlers. Try a German pretzel braid, schnitzel, wurst or fish and chips with your beer. Beers rotate seasonally, although their most popular, Coriander Ale, is always available. Try a flight for four beers to sample the different varieties.