Elevator Brewing Co. took home the top prize as the "best brewery" at the Akron Art Museum's Art of Ale beer tasting on Friday. A select group of judges handed out three awards: best brewery, best beer and most unique brewery. Elevator, both a production brewery and brewpub in Columbus, brought along Dark Horse, Three Frogs IPA, Bleeding Buckeye and Horny Goat to the event, held in the museum lobby. "We're honored, obviously," owner Dick Stevens said afterward. "I've always felt we've been the Rodney Dangerfield of the brewing industry." The best beer honor went to Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. of Akron for its Old Leghumper cask conditioned with Italian roast coffee. Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, which makes Belgian-style ales, won the most unique brewery award. Other breweries attending were: Main Street Grille & Brewing Co., Indigo Imp Brewery, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Lager Heads Brewing Co. and Ohio Brewing Co. The House of LaRose also provided Goose Island beers.