Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron will release Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale starting at 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 27) at the brewery. "It's been two years since we made this beer, and this year it's a brewery exclusive," owner and brewer Fred Karm said in an email.
"Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale is made with un-dried or 'wet' hops -- they are picked fresh and added to the kettle to give a different hop character than most pale ales," he said. "Fresh Frog is not as bitter as a typical IPA, but instead has a great, complex hop character that is both refreshing and satisfying, for those who love hops."
The beer is $7.99 a bottle -- the same price as the last time it was available. The bottles will be sold from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the brewery. It will be available on draft at the brewery Tasting Room when it opens at 5 p.m.
The JiBoro World Eats food truck will be at the brewery from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday.