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Hoppin’ Frog praised on magazine’s list of breweries worth seeking out

May 14, 2018 GMT

Hoppin’ Frog praised on magazine’s list of breweries worth seeking out

AKRON, Ohio – Food & Wine magazine has included Hoppin’ Frog Brewery among its list of “19 Craft Breweries Worth Going Out of Your Way For.”

The Akron brewery is in good company, with prestigious Hill Farmstead of Vermont, sought-after 3 Floyds of Indiana and popular Dogfish Head of Delaware among the chosen breweries.

Here’s what the magazine says in part about Hoppin’ Frog:

“Hometown heroes The Black Keys may have flown the coop years ago, but Hopping (sic) Frog ain’t going anywhere. It’s so ingrained in Akron’s cultural makeup - hitting the highest marks on RateBeer for more than a decade - that its Cleveland neighbors often make the one-hour drive there. ...there’s a rogue’s gallery of seasonal and specialty beer, including a Turbo Shandy that’s been aged in either bourbon or tequila barrels, an unfiltered Wild Frog wheat ale torn straight from the German playbook, and a not-so-delicate double IPA with the doubly memorable name of Mean Manalishi.”

We’ll forgive the typo in the name.

Hoppin’ Frog is at 1680 E. Waterloo Road, Akron, about 43 miles from downtown Cleveland. The brewery opened in 2006, and its taproom has been around since 2013.

The breweries on the list are in 19 states.

Here is the full list.