UPDATED: Acme Fresh Market will hold a special beer tasting featuring several Northeast Ohio breweries from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at its Cuyahoga Falls store on Bailey Road. The participating breweries are Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., The Brew Kettle, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon. The Acme store sells draft beer so customers will be able to purchase growlers in addition to the tasting.
One of the special beers will be Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA, which won a bronze medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival. The rest of the lineup: Thirsty Dog barrel-aged 12 Dogs of Christmas, Thirsty Dog Summit 330 IPA, Brew Kettle Old 21, Great Lakes Big Black Smoke and Fat Head's Citra Pale Ale. The grocer will sell 2-ounce samples for 25 cents.
The tasting will include appearances by Thirsty Dog co-owner John Najeway and myself. My new travel book Ohio Breweries will be available for purchase and I will be there to sign copies and talk about beer.