Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is a small, hands-on brewery in Akron, Ohio crafting award winning beers in the most flavorful styles.

We brew the highest quality beer with an uncompromising focus on detail, from ingredient selection all the way through the brewing process.

Stop by the brewery for retail bottle sales, and don't miss out on the tasting room!

About Hoppin' Frog

Rated 17th. BEST BREWER IN THE WORLD for 2013! by RateBeer.com


Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is a small, hands-on brewery in Akron, making very flavorful beers in the most flavorful styles. We brew the highest quality beer with an uncompromising focus on detail, from the ingredient selection to the brewing process.

After nearly 7 years in business, our highly anticipated Tasting Room opened June 21st 2013, offering fun, adventurous dishes that change with the seasons, and a  vast array of the highest quality beers.  With an experienced and enthusiastic  chef in the kitchen, the focus is on freshness and vibrant flavors by using superior-quality meats and cheeses to make only 10 or 12 tasty offerings,  including appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees.  And, with 24 taps plus a special  Rare Beer List at the bar, guests can order 5, 8 or 16-ounce glasses of many  Hoppin’ Frog beers on tap, as well as several very high quality guest beers.

Hoppin’ Frog is the concept of owner and established brewmaster Fred Karm, who has designed and produced 22 award winning beers at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, the two most prestigious contests in the world. Hoppin’ Frog Brewery was established in 2006, and now distributes beer in 19 states and 15 foreign countries.

Fred is a life-long Akron, Ohio resident, a graduate of the University Of Akron and has been a brewer of specialty beers since 1994.

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Upcoming Events
At the Brewery

This Week at the Tasting Room

Happy Hour Every Weekday from 3 pm to 6 pm!
Enjoy Hoppin’ Frog drafts at $1 off any pint$.50 off ½ pints, and $1 off bottles

Friday 11/28 - OPEN from 12 pm - 11 pm 

Black Friday Release - B.O.R.I.S. #200

We initially released BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout when we first opened our brewery's doors over 8 years ago, and it instantly became our biggest seller.  Now, to celebrate brewing BORIS batch #200, we have aged it in Kentucky Bourbon barrels for 5 times longer than normal to impart quite a substantial, over-the-top Bourbon character! This beer is very limited in quantity, so there will be a 2-case maximum. Sold exclusively at Hoppin' Frog Brewery's Tasting Room.

Price is $15.99 per 22-ounce bottle, and 10% case discounts are available for standard or mixed cases of 12 bottles.

Saturday 11/29 - OPEN from 10 am - 11 pm

3rd, annual waffle breakfast

Our Head Brewer Lee Gidley will be breaking-out his best antique waffle irons that he has been collecting for many years, and will be making waffles for us!  It is always a lot of fun trying his flavorful and sometimes wild versions of this old-world classic breakfast, and this year should be better than ever.  He's getting better and better with his recipes every year, so we are anxious to see what waffles Lee will be making for us this time!!


Tuesday 11/18 - OPEN  from 3 pm – 10 pm

"Tower Tuesday" (3 pm – 9:30 pm)

This week we are infusing B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal-Imperial Stout with Toasted Coconut and Cocoa Nibs . We are also featuring Silk Porter with Smoked Poblano Peppers.


Wednesday 11/19- OPEN  from 3 pm – 10 pm

$5 Hoppin' Frog pints 3 pm - 7 pm (Excluding Barrel-Aged beers)


“New Arrival Wednesdays” (3 pm – 9:30 pm)

BELL'S / Cherry Stout - ABV: 7%

DE RANKE / Pere Noel Belgian Ale - ABV: 7%


Thursday 11/20 – OPEN from 3 pm – 11 pm

“Vinyl Night” – Brewmaster's Favorites (5 pm – 10:30 pm)

A mix of music that spans several decades. Bring in your favorite vinyl record and request a song!  No record to bring?

We’ve got you covered with our collection of hits spanning the last few decades!


Smoked Rib Special 

Apple wood smoked baby-back ribs with spicy house-made B.O.R.I.S. Stout barbecue sauce. Delicious whole and half racks available while supplies last!


Friday 11/21 – OPEN from 3 pm – 11 pm

Saturday 11/22 - OPEN from 12 pm - 11 pm

Join us  as we cheer on the Buckeyes as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers

Saturday Happy Hour (12 pm - 3 pm)

Enjoy Hoppin’ Frog drafts at $1 off a pint, $.50 off ½ pints, and $1 off bottles from 12 pm to 3 pm!


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Private Parties

Would you like to have a private party in our Tasting Room on a Sunday or Monday?

Send us an email at thetastingroom@hoppinfrog.com; please include a description of the event, the date you are requesting, and your contact information. We would love to host your special event!


  • Tasting room patrons 21 and over only.
  • We are a smoke-free facility.
  • Same day call-ahead seating available - please call 234-525-3764 no more than 1 hour before your planned arrival time.
  • We always have an extensive selection of our 22-ounce Hoppin' Frog bottled beer on hand, and all are available to-go, including the bottles from our Rare Beer list.
  • We do not fill growlers, or sell Guest beers to-go.