Akron Ale Fest

Akron Ale Fest Akron Ale Fest will take place on August 4th at the Trolley Barn in downtown Akron. The Akron Ale Fest showcases the emerging craft breweries of Akron and the region alongside food trucks, exciting cuisine, and local artwork.

Hi everyone.  There will be no Akron Ale Fest this year, we just couldn't get it going.  We won't be posting on this pag...
07/10/2019

Hi everyone. There will be no Akron Ale Fest this year, we just couldn't get it going. We won't be posting on this page any longer, but if you'd like to continue to follow us, jump on over to the Crafty Mart page.

Thanks for sticking around and for supporting us these past three years. We love you, Akron!

05/01/2019

Hey, everyone! We are thinking about the 4th Annual Akron Ale Fest right now. We are currently without a home, the Trolley Barn is no longer hosting public events in Akron. Anyone have any good location ideas?

Crowd-sourcing is always a good thing, thanks in advance.

Crafty Mart
10/26/2018

Crafty Mart

🍁🍂We’re officially ONE month away from our 10th Annual Crafty Mart! 🍁🍂November 23 & 24th at the Northside Marketplace Suite 300, 21 Furnace Street, Akron, Ohio 44308.
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We can’t wait to see you all there! #akron #handmade

Congrats on 3 years R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley
08/30/2018

Congrats on 3 years R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley

IT'S DAY 2 OF OUR 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!
And boy, do we have a treat for you. After years of asking us to make a sour, we have done that and are releasing it today. This is, by far, one of the best beers that we have made to date. We call it FRUIT DANCE PARTY W/ BLACKBERRIES. Blackberries as in over 200lbs of them. This beer was also a technical challenge to make. Sours are made over the period of 2-3 days to allow the lactic-acid bacteria (the same as in yogurt) to lower the pH, thus 'souring' it. We started making this beer after we closed Sunday and then finished it after we closed on Wednesday where it then fermented normally. I have to thank my brew-crew on this one as it took some weird hours to make. This style of sour is called a 'Berliner Weisse' made with barley and wheat (similar to a Hefeweizen) and is an easy-drinker at 4.5%. Berliner Weisse was the most popular drink in Berlin, Germany by the late 19th century.
We hope to see you today to enjoy this beer.
-TODAY, we also have Katy and OC from 8-10pm ( Singer with Guitarist accompaniment)
*Every new beer release will also be available for the rest of the week.

Thanks again to all the volunteers who made this year’s Ale Fest happen! And thanks for the 📷 @yurkostitchco! 🍻
08/19/2018

Thanks again to all the volunteers who made this year’s Ale Fest happen! And thanks for the 📷 @yurkostitchco! 🍻

Cheers to another year! 🍻.....📸Colleen Schmidt Photography
08/12/2018

Cheers to another year! 🍻
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📸Colleen Schmidt Photography

📸Photos taken by Colleen Schmidt Photography
08/12/2018

📸Photos taken by Colleen Schmidt Photography

Thanks to everyone who came out to Akron Ale Fest yesterday! What was the best beer you tried?! 🍻
08/05/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to Akron Ale Fest yesterday! What was the best beer you tried?! 🍻

It’s a perfect day for a beer fest!!! #craftbeer #localbeer #akronalefest
08/04/2018

It’s a perfect day for a beer fest!!! #craftbeer #localbeer #akronalefest

08/04/2018

Parking for @akronalefest is simple. Just park in the parking deck across from the @akronartmuseum and take High St straight down to the event! #akronalefest #localbeer #craftbeer

We’ll be ready for you tomorrow! Online ticket sales are closed, but you can buy tickets on site! $45 for 20 tastings fr...
08/04/2018

We’ll be ready for you tomorrow! Online ticket sales are closed, but you can buy tickets on site! $45 for 20 tastings from Akron area brewers!

08/03/2018
The Akronist

The Akronist

Akron Ale Fest, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., in the Trolley Barn in downtown Akron, will feature 20 different area craft brewers, like R.Shea Brewing, along with food trucks, a live DJ and other activities.

Online ticket sales end at 9pm tonight. If you DON'T buy tickets ahead of time you are missing out on the ability to che...
08/03/2018

Online ticket sales end at 9pm tonight. If you DON'T buy tickets ahead of time you are missing out on the ability to check into the event early. Otherwise you'll have to stand in line and purchase tickets the old fashioned way. (eww)

http://akronalefest.com/tickets/

photo cred Fitzwater Photography

Yeah, we know some of you will come prepared, but if you’re not— never fear! 🥨🍻@craftymart is making sure you can make y...
07/29/2018

Yeah, we know some of you will come prepared, but if you’re not— never fear! 🥨🍻@craftymart is making sure you can make your own pretzel necklace! (Or have them make you one 🤫) #DIYlife #beerfest #akronalefest

Ya'll are doing good work, keep it up. That is all.
07/27/2018
One of America's most iconic beer brands is in crisis

Ya'll are doing good work, keep it up. That is all.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewing company that makes Budweiser and Bud Light, announced that revenues in the United States dropped by 3.1% in the second quarter as its two main brands lost market share. 

Do you have your tickets yet? Akron Ale Fest is next weekend!http://akronalefest.com/tickets/
07/27/2018
Beer notes: Akron Ale Fest approaching; Christmas in July at Royal Docks and Great Lakes; Scene Ale Fest returns

Do you have your tickets yet? Akron Ale Fest is next weekend!

http://akronalefest.com/tickets/

A little of this and a little of that this week … Akron Ale Fest The third annual Akron Ale Fest — which focuses on Akron-area breweries and is hosted by Crafty Mart — returns from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Trolley Barn, 47 N. Main St., Akron. The festival will showcase more than 15 breweries,...

Check out Lock 15 Brewing Company a few weeks early at Akron Ale Fest!!!
07/26/2018
Lock 15 Brewing Co. nears opening in Akron

Check out Lock 15 Brewing Company a few weeks early at Akron Ale Fest!!!

Lock 15 Brewing Co. is getting ready to open in Akron with a strong food menu, seven beers and an emphasis on cool art and local history.

Check out this great giveaway run by Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News!!!
07/22/2018

Check out this great giveaway run by Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News!!!

Happy Saturday! We’re on the road home to the NEO, and stopped in Williamsburg, Virginia for breakfast. Let’s kick this weekend off with a giveaway, shall we?

The fine folks at the Akron Ale Fest have offered up two tickets to the fest, presented by Crafty Mart, on August 4th from 1pm-5pm. To be entered: 1) LIKE our page and publicly SHARE this post on your wall. 2) COMMENT “Done” when complete! Good luck!

#DrinkNEOBeer

Check out this collab two breweries that will be at Akron Ale Fest, HiHO Brewing Company and MadCap Brew Co.!
07/10/2018

Check out this collab two breweries that will be at Akron Ale Fest, HiHO Brewing Company and MadCap Brew Co.!

MadHO Double IPA has been tapped! Thanks to the homies over at HiHO Brewing Company for coming out to brew such a tasty selection 🤜🍻💥

We're open until 11pm tonight! Plenty of time to swing by and grab yourself a pint. Then head to HiHO to try the 2nd version of the collab. Tomorrow the floodgates open and both locations will have BOTH DIPAs! Cheers!

Did you snag your Early Bird ticket yet? Prices go up by 35% after Sunday 7/8 at midnight! #craftbeer #drinklocal #summi...
07/07/2018

Did you snag your Early Bird ticket yet? Prices go up by 35% after Sunday 7/8 at midnight!

#craftbeer #drinklocal #summitbrewpath #akronbeer #itmatterswhereyoumakeit

Photo by @fitzwaterphoto

Who’s excited for Akron Ale Fest?!? Early bird pricing ends Sunday at midnight. Use code EarlyAle at checkout for 35% of...
07/06/2018

Who’s excited for Akron Ale Fest?!? Early bird pricing ends Sunday at midnight. Use code EarlyAle at checkout for 35% off your ticket! #drinklocalthinkglobal

We have 19 local breweries secured for this year’s Fest! See you on August 4th 🍻
07/05/2018

We have 19 local breweries secured for this year’s Fest! See you on August 4th 🍻

Early bird ticket pricing ends SUNDAY 7/8 at midnight. Use the code EarlyAle at checkout. Git it!
07/05/2018

Early bird ticket pricing ends SUNDAY 7/8 at midnight. Use the code EarlyAle at checkout. Git it!

Use the code EarlyAle at checkout for 35% off for a limited time! #localbeer #akronalefest #akronbeer #craftbeer #downto...
07/02/2018

Use the code EarlyAle at checkout for 35% off for a limited time! #localbeer #akronalefest #akronbeer #craftbeer #downtownakron

Akron Ale Fest's cover photo
07/01/2018

Akron Ale Fest's cover photo

06/15/2018

Tag a truck!

The Ale Fest wants to know which food trucks you want to see on August 4th! Tag your favorite and help us out!

Akron Ale Fest's cover photo
06/11/2018

Akron Ale Fest's cover photo

A fantastic page that does a great job covering what's important to us, local beer. Cheers to one year, and to many more...
01/19/2018

A fantastic page that does a great job covering what's important to us, local beer. Cheers to one year, and to many more Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!! Our first post went out to the world exactly one year ago today. It didn't exactly go viral: It was served to exactly 18 people, or 36 eyeballs, and was liked twice (probably by me). What a long way we've come in a short time. We are extremely proud of what this page has become, and appreciate all your engagement and help in making it what it is.

In one year, we've:

* Grown to over 5300 followers on Facebook, and close to 400 on Instagram
* Watched close to 80 new breweries open throughout the state.
* Met many of those brewers in person, and even become personal friends with a few, as well as several other beer bloggers
* Partnered with at least 30 local breweries, a Hop Farm, a craft beer bar, two beer fests (Brewfest Waterfront District and Akron Ale Fest) and a beer tasting event benefitting a Catholic charity, and a T-shirt maker to drive awareness of all their businesses/brands while giving away some great free swag courtesy of them
* Met many of you in person at The BottleHouse's 1st Keepers of The Craft Fest
* Got to be a judge in the King of Ohio Stout competition (thank you to Rick Armon of the Akron Beacon Journal and Tom Aguero of Brew Minds for the opportunity)
* Established a website and done a handful of original articles, including breaking the story of the return (under a new name and owner) of a popular Garrettsville, Ohio brewery that closed just 18 months prior
* AND YESTERDAY we received an offer from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association's communications manager for a Press Credential to cover the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference taking place in Cleveland, Ohio at the end of this month! Whaaaaat?!?

In short, it's been A LOT of fun, and the feedback from you, the beer fans, has been nothing short of amazing. You are undoubtedly some of the most passionate people I've met, and the readership continues to grow daily as we continue to try to bring you the best stories from around the region in one convenient place, and introduce you to some new breweries you may not have ever have heard about otherwise. And we're just getting started... Our goal is to become the biggest, and best beer news aggregating page in the state, and continue to grow our original content.

Cheers, and thanks for being here, thanks for supporting the #EatLocal and #DrinkLocal movement. And as always, #DrinkNEOBeer

Who’s ready for tomorrow? #lastcallatgoodyearhall #craftbeer #localbeer #handmade
12/16/2017

Who’s ready for tomorrow? #lastcallatgoodyearhall #craftbeer #localbeer #handmade

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