West Point Market turns 75 this year. And what better way to celebrate than with a beer? The upscale Akron grocer has teamed up with Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. to create an exclusive beer to commemorate its milestone birthday: 75th Anniversary West Point Pale Ale. ''We thought it would be a nice way to promote the anniversary for the store because it ties in so well with food,'' third-generation market owner Richard Vernon said during a recent tour and tasting at the Akron brewery on Grant Street. West Point Pale Ale will be available in bottles — $9.99 for a six-pack — and eventually on draft at the market. West Point and Thirsty Dog will hold a public unveiling and tasting of West Point Pale Ale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the store. To read the full story in today's Akron Beacon Journal, click here.