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...

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...

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...

Best Bites & Brews of the Year

Where we wandered and what we loved   Brickoven Brewpub “While oxygen and water are critical to sustaining human life, pizza and beer might be considered to be more compliant, easily dancing to the ...

Hoppin’ Frog Celebrates a Decade of Brewing

  by Scott Piepho The first time Fred Karm brewed beer, helping a friend from college, the experience did not seem likely to change the course of his life. “It was such a pain in the butt I said, ‘Don’t ...

The Wanderer: Bring on the Beer

Words and photos by Holly Brown   What is one to do when one is freezing? One is to drink, that is what one is to do. It was a Friday, there was kind of a blizzard, but hey! Ryan (trusty boyfriend/r...

The Big Idea: R. Shea Brewing

Why Ron, what’s the Big Idea with R. Shea Brewing?   Name:  Ron Shea, Jr. Age:  40 Hometown/Home now: Akron all my life.   Occupation: Starting a brewery, running a website for triathletes.   ...

Lady Beer Drinker hops to The Rail for burgers and brew

Trying out the Rail’s Beer Exploration Society by Emily Anderson Last Thursday I went to The Rail’s Beer Exploration Society meeting in Fairlawn. The Rail is known for seriously delicious burgers and even bet...