The 2018 Akron Craft Beer Festival
Presented by Wayside Furniture
Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Akron Civic Theatre

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

If you love craft beer, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Local, national and international craft breweries will be represented. This year attendees will have a wide variety to choose from of beers, meads and ciders.

OVER 100 BEERS!!!!

Every year a special beer is brewed and named after the Civic's mascot from 1929 - "Loretta the Macaw". This year Seven Seas will be brewing an original recipe for the event! Another special infusion will be happening at the Festival - International guitarist, Neil Zaza, and local Nervous Dog Cafe have come together and created a coffee based on Neil's international travels, and it is called Za'Spresso. The coffee beans will infuse with DogFish Head's Bitches Brew!

Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and light appetizers provided.

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

List of Breweries and growing...

Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood
Dogfish Head Bitches Brew *keg infused with Zaza coffee
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale
Fat Head’s Head Hunter
Fat Head’s brewpub exclusive
Duvel Tripel Hop
Duvel Golden Ale
Fulton 300
MadTree PsycHOPathy
MadTree Lift
MadTree Special Release
Heavy Seas TropiCannon
Heavy Seas Custom Keg
Heavy Seas Pounder Pils
3 Floyds Gumballhead
3 Floyds Space Station Middle Finger
Krombacher Weizen
Krombacher Pils
Lord Hobo Angelica
Lord Hobo Boomsauce
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix
Whiner Miaou
Whiner Hell Kitty Kitty
Whiner Le Tub
Hoppin’ Frog Mango Turbo Shandy
Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher
Central State Garden
Central State Table
Boulevard The Sixth Glass
Boulevard Tank 7
Crafted Specialty Keg
Crafted Gose Project: Passionfruit
Crafted Pollen-nation
Ciderboys Strawberry Magic
Ciderboys Grand Mimosa
Eel River Organic Acai Berry
Crabbie’s Original
Crabbie’s Spiced Orange
Jackie O’s  TBA seasonal
Jackie O’s  TBA special release
Jackie O’s Mystic Mama
Rogue Combat Wombat
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Dead ‘N’ Dead
Rogue Marionberry Sour
Anderson Valley Chai Solstice
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
Anderson Valley Hop Hyzer
Anderson Valley Salted Caramel Porter
Deschutes The Ages
Deschutes Fresh Haze
Deschutes Bell’s Schwarzbier
21st Amendment A Terrible Idea
Odd Side Ales Thundergun Express
Odd Side Ales Raspberry Blood Orange Fruitsicle
Thirsty Dog Cerebus
Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest
Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper
Royal Docks Vlad the Impaler
Royal Docks Dare IPA
Tallgrass German Chocolate Cake
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero
Around the Bend Pistachio Cream Ale
Masthead Specialty Keg – Hazy NEIPA
Masthead Specialty Keg – Hazy NEIPA #2
Masthead Falling Fruit
Masthead Coffee Stout
Masthead Haunted Hayride
Founder’s Solid Gold
Founder’s Rübæus
Founder’s Curmudgeons Better Half
Hi-Wire Zirkusfest
Hi-Wire Bed of Nails
Ace Pumpkin Cider
Avery Liliko'i Kepolo
Avery Ellie’s Brown
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock
Maine TBA
Maine TBA
Great Lakes Oktoberfest
Great Lakes Turntable Pils
Brew Kettle TBA
Brew Kettle TBA
Sibling Revelry TBA
Sibling Revelry TBA
Wild Ohio TBA
Wild Ohio TBA
HiHO Boss Lady IPA
HiHO Gorges Blonde Ale
Akronym TBA
Akronnym TBA
Platform TBA
Platform TBA



OHIO BEERS: Akronym (Akron), HiHO (Cuyahoga Falls), Thirsty Dog (Akron), Brew Kettle (Strongsville), Crafted (Mogadore), Fat Head’s (Middleburg Heights), Great Lakes (Cleveland), Hoppin’ Frog (Akron), Jackie O’s (Athens), MadTree (Cincinnati), Masthead (Cleveland), Royal Docks (Canton), Wild Ohio (Columbus), Platform (Cleveland), Sibling Revelry (Westlake).

Crafted Artisan Meadery's - A special surprise keg!
Deschutes and Bell's combined beer - for the first time: Bell’s Schwarzbier
Style: German Dark Lager  ABV: 6.8%  IBU: 25
Schwarzbier is a recipe based off of Thunderhead Schwarzbier, a beer the head brewer, Tim Gossack, brewed during his time at Rio Salado Brewing Company in Tempe, Arizona. Gossack worked with Deschutes Brewery’s Assistant Brewmaster, Ryan Schmiege, to create a beer that combines a chocolatey%u2010coffee export stout with the drinkability of a lager.

Dogfish Head Craft Special Infusion for the event!
Bitches Brew Featuring Zaspresso ( A special coffee created by Neil Zaza and Nervous Dog Cafe!
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, we've created our own Bitches Brew -- a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads of imperial stout and one thread of honey beer with gesho root. It's a gustatory analog to Miles' masterpiece. This will be infused with Neil Zaza's
Zaspresso. A premium blend of French Roast, Sumatra Viennese, Tanzanian Peaberry and Vietnamese beans. The French Roast is dark and provides bold chocolate notes and a hint of smokiness. The Sumatra Viennese helps mellow out the espresso and give it a silky mouth feel and balanced acidity. The Tanzanian Peaberry gives the blend a hint of citrus and natural sweetness. The very small percentage of Vietnam Robusta coffee gives the espresso a thicker crema and an ever so slight vegetal bite on the finish that helps it hold to up to espresso-based milk drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

Fat Head’s Brewery
Brew-Pub Exclusive Keg

Heavy Seas Beer will be brewing a custom keg with the staff of the Civic, called the Loretta. Every year a custom keg is crafted to honor the Civic's long-gone mascot, Loretta.

Jackie O’s Brewing will be on hand with a Special Release and so will, MadTree Brewing
and Masthead Brewing