Brews & Brewed
Greater Akron’s Craft Beer & Coffee Experiences Await You
A Special Message: The following article highlights two engaging ways to explore Greater Akron. Due to the uncertainty of hours of operation related to COVID-19, please check with each location for their current information before visiting these amazing hospitality industry partners.
Whether you enjoy craft beer or coffee (honestly, we encourage you to enjoy both), the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau has two “trails” to allow you to journey throughout Summit County to savor and experience the best of each.
The 4th annual “Summit Brew Path” and the inaugural “The Drip Drive” afford residents and visitors the opportunity to visit 25 and 15 official stops respectively. In recent years, Greater Akron’s craft beer scene has exploded with new breweries opening each year since the inaugural Path launched in 2017. Similarly, traditional coffee shops continue to pop up in communities all around Summit County; those that are first and foremost coffee shops are featured on The Drip Drive.
“With the continuing growth of craft breweries and coffee shops throughout our communities, we are incredibly excited to be doing our part in promoting our local hospitality industry partners,” states Gregg Mervis, President & CEO, Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The trails allow us to communicate with potential visitors (and residents) about activities and interests in which they are especially interested.”
The Summit Brew Path and The Drip Drive provide interested individuals with all the pertinent information they need to participate in the programs, and offer wonderful incentives to those who complete the trails.
Having reached 25 official stops, Path enthusiasts now have the option of completing one or two tiers – 21 stops or 25 stops; the grand prizes for each tier will be: Tier 1 – $500 and Tier 2 – $2,000.
For the The Drip Drive, a wonderfully-bright chartreuse coffee mug is the reward for successfully visiting all 15 official coffee shop stops. Additionally, those completing the program will be entered to win a Greater Akron Destination Package, including an overnight hotel stay, dining and shopping certificates, and an array of the coffee shops’ swag.
Official 2020 stops on the Summit Brew Path, include: Akronym Brewing, The Brew Kettle, The Brick Oven Brew Pub, Canton Brewing Company, Eighty-Three Brewery, Headtrip Brewery, HiHO Brewing Co., Hop Tree Brewing, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Ignite Brewing Co., Lock 15 Brewing Co., MadCap Brewing Co., Magic City Brewing Company, McArthur’s Brew House, Missing Falls Brewery, Missing Mountain Brewing Co., Mucky Duck Brew Pub, Ohio Brewing Company, Royal Docks Brewing Co., R. Shea Brewing – Downtown Akron, R. Shea Brewing – Valley, Thirsty Dog Taphouse, Thirsty Dog Sour Haus, Two Monks Brewing Co., and Wadsworth Brewing Company.
Official 2020 stops on The Drip Drive, include: Akron Coffee Roasters, Angel Falls Coffee Company, Artisan Coffee – Akron, Artisan Coffee – Whole Foods, Asterisk Coffee Bar, Café Arnone, Compass, Crimson Cup Coffee Shop, Heartwood Coffee Roasters, Kave Coffee Bar, Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co., Nervous Dog – Akron, Nervous Dog – Fairlawn, Nervous Dog – Stow, and Open Door Coffee Company.
For complete details, please visit: www.summitbrewpath.com and www.thedripdrive.com. Follow the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau on social media: @AkronSummitCVB, #summitbrewpath, and #DoTheDrip.
Additional Greater Akron information is available at: www.akron.travel, www.playeatshop.org, www.akronicity.com, www.newagainakron.com and www.playakron.com.
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