Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is launching a new series of small batch beers available exclusively at its Akron taproom. The first beer, Infusion A Coffee Porter, will be released on draft and in bottles at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 15) at The Tasting Room.
Infusion A is Hoppin’ Frog Silk Porter infused with “super-tasty swirls of chocolate and peanut butter flavor to its silky deliciousness.”
The Tower Tuesday Series is an off-shoot of the brewery’s popular Tower Tuesdays program, in which beers are run through a giant tower filled with various ingredients that infuse the beer with new flavors. For example, the tower can be filled with coffee beans that bring a coffee flavor and aroma to the brew.
Some of those infused brews became crowd favorites and people kept requesting them so the brewery opted to make them in limited batches.
“We plan on doing a ton of them,” owner and brewer Fred Karm said.
He said they will be called Infusion A, Infusion B, Infusion C and so on. A new infusion won’t be released every Tuesday, though.
“Doing them in the tower is one thing but getting them to production and distribution is quite another,” Karm said.
The Tower Tuesday Series will help drive people to The Tasting Room and be a special treat for the local community.
Karm expected Infusion A to last only a week — if that long. A 22-ounce bottle will cost $8.99 and there is a one-case limit.