I had the pleasure of sitting in on an organizational meeting last week for the second annual Summit Brew Path — the Akron-centric craft brewery trail that winds through Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties.

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, which organizes the trail, is still working out details but the plan is to launch this year on March 10.

Here are some quick and random highlights from the meeting (you can find much more at Ohio.com/beer):

• Organizers handed out just shy of 20,000 passports in the first year, with about 2,600 people receiving every stamp from the 14 official stops. In other words, it was pop-u-lar.

• A family even brought an urn — containing the ashes of their deceased mother — around to several breweries. The mother had started the tour and the family was determined to complete her passport in her honor.

• The beer trail will be more crowded this year thanks to the opening of McArthur’s Brew House in Cuyahoga Falls, Hop Tree in Hudson, Headtrip in Stow, and Ignite and Magic City in Barberton. Many other breweries are set to launch in the Akron area this year, but they may not be open by March 10.

• There also are many new breweries opening in surrounding counties, but the Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to limit the trail to Summit County. It is, after all, the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau.

• There’s some good news for four breweries outside the county that were featured during the inaugural Summit Brew Path. Royal Docks in Jackson Township, MadCap in Kent, Wadsworth in Wadsworth and Canton in Canton will remain as official stops on the trail this year.

• John Bikis, founder of Royal Docks, mentioned that there’s talk of a Stark County-centric beer trail.

• There was plenty of debate about what prize beer drinkers should receive if they complete the entire trail. Last year, the prize was a T-shirt.

“Don’t make it a crappy brown T-shirt,” Two Monks co-founder Patrick Armstead implored.

Yes, there were many complaints about the poo-colored T-shirt that featured the Summit Brew Path logo last year. The passports also were brown.

Organizers aren’t certain what this year’s reward will be. But don’t expect another T-shirt.

Don’t be surprised if the prize ends up being an embroidered, unisex baseball cap.

“We’re going to work on what that might be,” Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Gregg Mervis said.

Return to Garrettsville

Garrettsville will once again boast a brewery.

The Garretts Mill & Brewing Co. is slated to open in the old flour mill that once housed the Main Street Grille & Brewing Co., 8148 Main St.

The Main Street brewpub closed in 2016, leaving a hole in the Portage County community.

“We’ve been anxious for it to be open again,” Mayor Rick Patrick said. “A lot of people have been waiting patiently.”

Patrick said the restaurant is expected to serve burgers, sandwiches and “comfort food.”

It’s unclear when the brewpub will open. New owner Brian Buchanan of Mercer, Pa., didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The historic, wooden building dates back to 1804 and was built by village patriarch Col. John Garrett. The building sits along Main Street, while the back hangs over Silver Creek, a gorge, a small waterfall and a water wheel that can power the mill in the basement.

Yoga-inspired beer

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, 1680 E. Waterloo Road, Akron, is releasing a yoga-inspired beer.

Guru of the Dark, a chocolate imperial schwarzbier, will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s 6.3 percent alcohol by volume.

The beer was made in collaboration with the winner of the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball.

The brewery also will host a beer and yoga session at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20.

Beerfest reminder

The Cleveland Winter Beerfest is Friday and Saturday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland.

The event will feature more than 120 breweries.

For full details, including how to get tickets, go to: www.clevelandbeerfest.com.

Mark your calendar

The Akron Art Museum will host its 11th annual Art & Ale beer tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. March 9.

The event features Ohio craft breweries and food. Tickets are available now for museum members at $35; nonmember tickets go on sale Monday for $50 at http://akronartmuseum.org.

Sibling Revelry release

Sibling Revelry Brewing, 29305 Clemens Road, Westlake, will host a release party at 5 p.m. Thursday for a beer benefiting and celebrating the 10th anniversary of Angels on the Avenue.

Angels on the Avenue raises funds for St. Augustine Health Ministries, 7801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland.

Sibling Revelry has produced Augustine Ale and will be selling a limited number of 22-ounce bottles, which will go for $10.

Augustine Ale is a traditional German altbier.

At 5:30 p.m., the Rev. Jeff Barnish of St. Bernadette Parish in Westlake will bless the bottles. I will be on hand for the celebration.

Talk reminder

I’m teaming up with Nick Seagle, co-founder of the new Headtrip Brewery in Stow, to give a talk about the Ohio craft beer industry at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow.

The talk is free. I’ll have copies of my new book 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio available for sale.

Rick Armon can be reached at 330-996-3569 or rarmon@thebeaconjournal.com. Read his beer blog at www.Ohio.com/beer. Follow him on Twitter at @armonrickABJ.