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Drink Tank is back!

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02/16/2018 New in 2018: The Devil Strip is hosting a salon-style hangout in a different Akron bar every month with a happy hour vibe and some of our favorite folks. We had such a blast at the first and second Drink Tank at Frank’s Place on Market and Arnie’s P... More »

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From the Heart of the Valley to the Heart of the City

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Ron Shea’s Plans for Akron’s First Brewery District   01/04/2018 words and photos by Brittany Nader After two years of producing complex, innovative and downright tasty beer in the heart of Merriman Valley, R. Shea Brewing has big plans for the future. Owner a... More »

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Bar Crawler’s 2017

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The year in review 01/04/2018   by Leslie Shirley Nielsen I’ve discovered that the news events that cause me to raise a glass for a toast or slam a shot to calm my nerves are pretty much the same year to year. Sports, politics, celebrity losses and just flat-o... More »

Burgers and Brews | Caston & Main Brew Yard

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words by Kelcie Erbse Pulling into the parking lot, I could tell this small, rustic looking building was full of thirsty beer drinkers, and as I walked up to the main entrance, I quickly found out why the party was hopping. This month, Caston & Main Brew Yard ... More »

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The Dish | Lady Beer Drinker visits Two Monks Brewing Co

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words and photos by Emily Anderson If it hadn’t been a stop on my Summit Brew Path Passport, I might not have ever gone to Two Monks Brewing Co., and that would have been a shame. This little brewery almost seems to be hiding over on Akron’s “East End,” just p... More »

Live @ Lock 4: Beer Garden + Food Trucks + Local Music

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 Summer 2017’s LIVE AT LOCK 4 line-up HOW TO GET TO LOCK 4 | WHERE TO PARK | WHAT’S UP WITH THIRD THURSDAYS? Thurs., June 15, 6 pm to 10 pm: HR3, The DREEMERS and The Admirables Thurs., July 20, 6 pm to 10 pm: LuvAbstract, The Waves and Relaxer Thurs., Aug. 17... More »

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Lady Beer Drinker: Giving Thanks…for Beer and Food

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by Emily Anderson It’s November now. Still technically fall, but winter is creeping up. The best part of this month (and arguably the best day of the year) is Thanksgiving. In my family, everyone is expected to bring a dish to the big dinner. Sadly I don’t pos... More »

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Adopt-a-Bar: Big Al’s

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by Leslie Shirley Nielsen Big Al’s 847 Johnston St. Nestled on a hilly bend of Johnston Street in Akron’s south side sits a potential goldmine. This is a quaint little area of our town that I like to call ‘Little West Virginia.’ I’ve referenced this charismati... More »

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Lady Beer Drinker: Canal Park Festival of Beers

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Words and photos by Emily Anderson It was a chilly, rainy day in late August when Canal Park hosted the third annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Co. It was the kind of day that makes you want to stay inside and mourn the end o... More »