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Akron brewery ranked 17th in the world

1:22 PM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Hoppin' Frog is a small, hands-on brewery making very flavorful beers in the most flavorful beer styles.

They brew high quality beers with an uncompromising focus on detail, from the ingredient selection to the brewing process.

They 'See the Possible.' Hoppin' Frog Brewery is at 1680-F East Waterloo Road in Akron.

 

Hoppin' Frog Brewery was just ranked the 17th best brewery in the world by RateBeer.com. 

RateBeer.com compiles beer ratings from users around the world. 

Rounding out the top 50 this year from Ohio are Great Lakes Brewing Company at 35th, followed by Jacki O's Pub and Brewery in Athens. 

Hoppin' Frog's owner, Fred Karm, got his start as a home brewer in the mid 1990s.  

Today, his brewery produces 400 cases a week, and 30 varieties of beer a year, sold in find grocery stores and pubs and bars around the globe. 

Locally, you can find Hoppin' Frog at Heinen's, Giant Eagle, and Acme stores.

The small brew makers have won many awards from the Great American Beer Festival as well. 

Fred says he's got a few tricks up his sleeve for the business in the near futuer.

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