Beer

Sandy Sips: Akronym Brewing

by Sandy Maxwell I’m a big fan of places that are off the beaten path. Having grown up on the fringe of a large metro city, downtown parking and crowds are something I try to avoid these days. So I was reli...

Sandy Sips: Missing Falls Brewery

by Sandy Maxwell #makingwaterawesome is an ambitious claim to make. But the crew behind Missing Falls Brewery is more than capable of backing it up. The massive brick and glass facade of Canal Place on ...

Sandy Sips: A Flight at Lock 15

by Sandy Maxwell Welcome, fellow beer enthusiasts! I confess to you up front that I aim for this column to be equal parts entertaining and informative, and if I manage to achieve at least one of the two, I’ll c...

Lady Beer Drinker Reviews Lock 15 Brewing Company

Colin Cook and Joe Karpinski Will Soon Open Lock 15 Brewing Company words and photos by Emily Anderson 06/08/2018 In Akron’s earlier days, the corner of North Street and Howard was one of the biggest cen...

Have you Heard about Drink Tank?

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. This month’s Drink Tank is extra special, because we’re also celebrat...

Behind the Bar | March 2018

words and photos by Nate Edmunds 03/02/2018 Over the last few decades the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls has evolved from a bonafide ramshackle dive, to something of a hidden gem. The bar has weathe...

A Pound of Barley and an Ounce of Hops

How a pain in the butt turned Fred Karm into a business owner words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 03/02/2018 Fred Karm describes his first beer brewing experience as a “pain in the butt.” It wa...

Drink Tank is back!

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 s...

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

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 ...