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US - Hoppin’ Frog

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks

Hoppin’ Frog

1680 E. Waterloo Road (Rte 224), Akron, OH, 44306

Brewermaster/owner Fred Karm opened this smallish brewery making big beers in 2006. He established his reputation for bold products while directing operations for three Thirsty Dog brewpubs, before the chain went bankrupt. Thirsty Dog itself has been revived as a production-only microbrewery, also in Akron.

Boris the Crusher

beer style: Imperial Stout
alcohol content: 9.4% ABV

As thick as motor oil, with intense aromas of burnt liquorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee beans.

Bodacious Black & Tan

beer style: Strong Ale
alcohol content: 7.6% ABV

A blend of IPA and BORIS, creating a tension between piney hops and coffee-chocolate richness that holds the beer together.

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