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

New beer release alert! Wednesday (7-30) 5:00 pm

The second in our Tower Tuesday Series - Infusion B Double I.P.A.

On tap in the Tasting Room and in bottles starting next Wednesday (7-30) at 5:00 pm - Brewery Exclusive $12.99 per bottle. Two case limit per customer - 10% case discounts do apply!

Infusion A Coffee Porter didn't last long and neither will this one.

Taking a hint from our Mean Manalishi Double I.P.A., intense hop flavors and aromas are taken to a higher level by further dry hopping with aromatic American Cascade and Citra hops to create "Infusion B". Just another great example of the fun and tasty infusions we are creating in The Tasting Room at Hoppin' Frog´╗┐ on Tower Tuesdays!

Come join us, give your opinion, and help make history!

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!


We are “visiting” Russia!

July 29th – August 2nd


Dish #1 – Beef Kotletki

Small beef and lamb patties seasoned with fresh herbs.  Eat it together with our pickled green tomato and onion salad for a Russian culinary adventure.

Pair with our Barrel-Aged Outta Kilter Scotch Red Ale


Dish #2 – Borscht

Famously unique and tasty Russian beet soup, served chilled with sour cream.

Pair with our Wild Frog Wheat Ale


Side Dish –  Haluski

Cabbage and dumplings, sauteed in butter and served with sour cream.


We locally source as many of our menu items as possible. Eat local - Drink local


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 $2 off Tacos!


Tuesday 7/29- OPEN  from 3 pm – 10 pm

"Tower Tuesday" (3 pm – 9:30 pm)

This week we are infusing Turbo Shandy with lemons and strawberries in one tower. We are also featuring Silk Porter with raspberries.


Wednesday 7/30 - OPEN  from 3 pm – 10 pm

Tower Tuesday Infusion B Double IPA release. 5 pm - $12.99/bottle

We will be releasing our insanely-hoppy Infusion B Double IPA this Wednesday at 5 pm, both on draft and in 22-ounce bottles to-go!!! This is a one-off beer, made specifically for our loyal customers. This was designed using our Hop Tower, and will not be brewed again – and its available ONLY from the brewery!! It is all the flavors of our super-intense Mean Manalishi Double IPA, that has been brilliantly double-dry-hopped!! Yes, its a hop-lover’s dream!!


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

New guest beer on draft: Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth / Stone - Collective Distortion Imperial Double IPA … ABV 9.3%

New guest beer on draft: Engelszell -Gregorious Trappistenbier Abt / Quadrupel … ABV 9.7%


Thursday 7/31 – OPEN from 3 pm – 11 pm

“Live Music" – Rachel Roberts

This Thursday, July 3st, Akron's very own Rachel Roberts will be at the Tasting Room. She will be playing guitar and singing her sultry mix of retro jazz pop, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm - don't miss it!  She is quickly becoming an Akron legend, and you can see her here Thursday night! 


Friday 8/1 – OPEN from 3 pm – 11 pm

Saturday 8/2 - OPEN from 12 pm - 11 pm

Saturday Happy Hour (12 pm - 3 pm)

Enjoy Hoppin’ Frog drafts at $1 off a pint$.50 off ½ pints, and $2 off Tacos from 12 pm to 3 pm!


Monday 8/18 - 6 pm to 9 pm 

The Taproom Takeover Comedy Tour - 3-course dinner and a show

Doors open at 6 pm; dinner starts at 6:30 pm; show begins at 7:30 pm - $35 per person

The Taproom Takeover Comedy Tour is the only stand-up comedy tour that combines independent comedy with independent craft breweries.

Co-headliners Mike Berlon and Ky Miller will be slinging the jokes while you enjoy some delicious beer

Tickets must be purchased in advance, either in person at the tasting room or by sending an email to merch@hoppinfrog.com; please specify carnivore or vegetarian option when requesting tickets. Do not include any payment information, a secure payment link will be emailed to you!

Tickets are non-refundable.

See you there!


Carnivore Option

Salad: Peppery arugula, watercress, mint, and barrel stave smoked apple. Served with an aromatic vanilla and rum vinaigrette

Appetizer: Devils on horseback - Dates stuffed with almond mascarpone, wrapped with smoky bacon

Entree: Barrel stave smoked pork chop with southern popcorn grits

Vegetarian Option

Salad: Peppery arugula, watercress, mint, and barrel stave smoked apple. Served with an aromatic vanilla and rum vinaigrette

Appetizer: Savory fried green tomatoes with a spicy salsa verde

Entree: Creamy polenta with barrel stave smoked portabella, wilted kale and a mild, tangy chèvre (goat cheese)

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!

Want to get Hoppin' Frog apparel and other Frog merchandise?

Besides stopping-in to purchase items, we can take orders by email! Just drop us a line at merch@hoppinfrog.com, and let us know what you want!