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

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 early this  summer, 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 21 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.

Rated 17th, BEST BREWER IN THE WORLD for 2013!

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Upcoming Events
At the Brewery

Thursday 4/17 

LIVE MUSIC from John Markovic (8:30 pm – 10:30 pm)

Guitarist John Markovic has been playing guitar for 30+ years. His influences include the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Henderson, John Scofield, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, BB King, Buddy Guy, Frank Zappa, Brian Setzer, and Andres Segovia (just to name a few).

Late lunch with the awesome Zydeco Bistro mobile restaurant 

Friday 4/18  1:30 until 3:00 pm 

Zydeco Bistro will be here at Hoppin' Frog Brewery to help celebrate the release of our Infusion A Coffee Porter!!  This beer has great chocolate and peanut butter flavors - get it in bottles while it lasts, and on-tap in The Tasting Room for a very limited time. This is an extremely limited one-time release, that is the best of our Tower Tuesday beer infusions so far.  Stock up now with this, and over 20 other Hoppin' Frog bottled beers now in stock!  We'll open the doors from 1:30 until 3:00 pm for this lunch, and Infusion A will be on-tap during that time. We hope to see you here!!

BRAND NEW BEER RELEASE - Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A Coffee Porter - Tuesday 4/15 at 5 pm! 

Join us Tuesday, April 15th at 5 pm for the brewery exclusive release of Infusion A Coffee Porter. This is the first in a limited brewing of our Tower Tuesday Series!! This BRAND NEW Hoppin' Frog creation was spawned from experimenting with different ingredients in our beer towers every Tuesday here in The Tasting Room! Infusion A starts with the base of our Silk Porter and adds to its deliciousness with tasty swirls of chocolate and peanut butter flavor! Doors will open at 5 pm in The Tasting Room for retail bottle sales and drafts! Make sure you arrive early, this beer was brewed in extremely limited quantities and will go FAST! $8.99 a bottle with a one case limit!


A Culinary Journey Around the World

Join Chef Shawn Sweeney as he guides you through an extended culinary adventure of worldly proportions!

From February 4th through November 8th, Chef Sweeney will "visit" 40 locations worldwide and feature 2 dishes that derive from that area each week, totaling 80 distinct dishes! We will journey to exotic culinary locations such as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Greece, Thailand, and India to name a few! At the end of the "tour" we will finish back in Akron, and combine all 80 recipes into a cookbook!

To top it off we will supply complimentary copies of our first cookbook to those that are daring enough to try at least 40 dishes!

You can also view pictures of each week’s two new dishes starting at 5 pm every Tuesday by following us on Instagram @hoppinfrogtroom!


Week #11 Destination is Brazil!

Stop in for "Week Eleven" of 80 Dishes, starting at 5 pm, and enjoy our take on dishes from Brazil!

Dish #1 – Feijoada (Fa-ho-da)

A delicious rich and smoky Brazilian stew with four types of pork including pork loin, ham hocks, jowl bacon, and chorizo all from Duma Meats in Mogadore. 

Also features black beans, onions, and garlic.   8


Pair with our Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A Coffee Porter

Dish #2 – Vatapá (Va-top-a)

Vatapá is a traditional Brazilian dish made from bread, shrimp, coconut milk, and finely ground peanuts mashed into a flavorful creamy paste. 

Served with white rice.  15

Pair with our Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA


Side Dish – Farofa de Couve (Fa-rofa de Coo-vay)

Collard greens tossed in breadcrumbs, garlic, and raisins.  3