The long-awaited restaurant and bar at Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron will open "around July 1," owner and brewer Fred Karm said. He didn't want to announce a specific date this week because of an upcoming health inspection.
Bartenders are now being trained and two chefs have been hired. Recipes also are being finalized, Karm said.
Hoppin' Frog -- which was ranked as the 17th best brewery in the world this year by Ratebeer.com -- announced earlier this year that it would open a small restaurant and bar. To read a previous story about the effort, click here.