The fifth annual Art of Ale beer tasting returns March 9 to the Akron Art Museum. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the museum lobby. The featured breweries are: Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Indigo Imp Brewery, Main Street Grille & Brewing Co., Rockmill Brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewing, Lager Heads Brewing, Elevator Brewing and Ohio Brewing. Distributor House of LaRose -- which distributes Goose Island and other brands -- will participate. The event also includes food from Lucky Penny Farm Creamery, Or Derv Foods, Devitis Italian Market, Our Daily Bread, Pierogi Lady of Hartville and Old Carolina Barbecue; and homebrewing demonstrations by the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists. I also will be there and available to chat about Ohio brewing and sign copies of my book Ohio Breweries. The museum is giving away a brewing experience at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville and a homebrewing kit as prizes. The art galleries will not be open during the event. Tickets are $35 for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. For more details or to buy tickets, click here or call 330-376-9186 ext. 222 or ext. 225.