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“Lovely spot for a bite and brew”

Carillon Brewing Co
Ranked #18 of 825 Restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: American
Description: Carillon Historical Park welcomes you to the nation's first production brewery housed in a museum. Carillon Brewing Co is a place where the 1850s in Dayton comes alive. Historical recipes, ingredients, and techniques are used right before you to reproduce the ales that Daytonians once enjoyed. Each drink is a story about how beer has changed over time. Our hearty fare continues this dedication to history by sharing dishes by the early immigrant brewers. (Food served 11:00am-9:00pm daily.)
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Description: Carillon Historical Park welcomes you to the nation's first production brewery housed in a museum. Carillon Brewing Co is a place where the 1850s in Dayton comes alive. Historical recipes, ingredients, and techniques are used right before you to reproduce the ales that Daytonians once enjoyed. Each drink is a story about how beer has changed over time. Our hearty fare continues this dedication to history by sharing dishes by the early immigrant brewers. (Food served 11:00am-9:00pm daily.)
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Enjoyed our lunch and our beer flight. The building has the feel of an old brewery, but, in fact, has only been around for awhile. They brew their selections right there, so you can see the giant vats. Waitstaff is dressed in costume, which definitely adds to the charm of the place. Most of the food is German, but a few other selections are available. It's a fun place -- go!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Carillon Brewing Co is not only a place to get a brew, it's loaded with charm, including knowledgeable wait staff in traditional clothes harking back to when the original brewery was located on the property. The menu has a variety of foods the early settlers of Dayton may have eaten while at the tavern. If you are tired of the chain restaurants, give it a try! Since I don't drink beer, I can't give you a thumbs up or down, but it's interesting to see how it actually was made in the olden days (and they still use the recipes to brew there today).

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank J M
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

You probably know that the Carillon Brewing Company is a historically accurate replication of a brewery from the mid 19th century. It is a wood fired, gravity fed brewing system brewing beers with recipes that are 150+ years old. But did you know you can be a Brewer for a Day there? If you love history and beer, it is a truly unique opportunity. You start at 11 AM and finish around 6. During the day you split wood for the fires, stoke the fires, roast the malted barley, add the grain to the mash tun, help with the lautering, sparging, stir in the hops and Irish moss, and finally direct it through the heat exchanger into the fermentation barrel. Along the way, you bake some crackers in the wood fired oven using spent grain from the mash, have a nice lunch, sample all their beers, and tour the remainder of the Carillon Historic Park. Makes for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank billbabbitt
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Significant improvement in beer taste and quality. I had 3 of 4 good in a flight and would recommend a stop by as the atmosphere is wonderful.

Good food in Dayton takes a bit of searching but this was very good. Wurst platter very good and really like the charred skin. Sides were good not great.

We had a large group and we were cramped and that was a negative. Need to be more accommodating and the rating would have been higher.

Would return if chance arose but not a " must stop" beyond single instance.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BrianCK01
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

This was a good find. The interior is fantastic where when you enter, you see the different casks of beer with the attendant explaining how the process works. The beer is from recipes over hundred years old. As a result the taste is different from what one is used to drinking. To our group it was a bit sour for most of the selection.

Most of their food is very good ranging from excellent sauerkraut balls and Schnitzel to ok for German potato salad and sweet and sour cabbage. With the food, the beer was a better compliment. In the groups opinion, the Brewers Sample was a bit overpriced for what one received. The Schnitzel was a large piece and excellently breaded. The only difference from traditional schnitzel is that Carillon's is of pork not veal. This helps keep the price down.

Except for the one appetizer excellent value for the quality and quantity of food. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank dbaizel
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