Beer

Sandy Sips | Magic City Brewing Company

by Sandy Maxwell A mischievous rabbit with lightning in its ears. A logo that appears to be flipping you off. The insinuation that #mcbcisacult. I couldn’t ignore the emergence of Magic City Brewing Company... Read More...

Sandy Sips | Thirsty Dog Sour Haus

by Sandy Maxwell In my line of work, I meet people who love sours and those who hate them. It seems to be a polarizing style where there is no opinion in between.  But the Thirsty Dog Sour Haus crew... Read More...

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... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...