Beer nerds rejoice
Matt Snyder wants to keep the hopheads happy. That's why he opened Middle Grounds Market, a new spot inside the Oliver House for hard-to-find beers, wines and cheeses. "I love the obscure stuff," Snyder says. "Linking people to cool and hard-to-find products has been a nice challenge." Snyder earned his expertise in all things fermented at his former haunt, the Beer and Wine Cave, and has used his skills to pump his new venture with all kinds of cool brews. Think wine of the month clubs, winemaker meet and greets, Belgian beers and award-winning cheeses from unlikely places (Defiance, OH anyone?). Great bottles start at $8, and while Snyder's raising the brewing bar, he promises to offer classic six-pack selections, too.
Middle Grounds Market, 27 Broadway off Ottawa Street (through the Petit Fours entrance at The Oliver House).
419-351-3335, email@example.com. —AO