Hoppin’ Frog Brewery will host a release party from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 for the new book Akron Beer: A History of Brewing in the Rubber City.

The 160-page book, written by Dr. Robert A. Musson, includes a foreword by Hoppin’ Frog brewer and founder Fred Karm.

Musson, a medical physician, will attend and be available to sign copies of his book, which was published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press and retails for $21.99.

The book examines Akron beer from its origins in 1845 to the present day and features 100 photos and images.

Musson, whose previous beer books, including Brewing in Cleveland, have focused on brewing history, said he was surprised at the growth of the craft industry. Twenty years ago, there were only two craft breweries in Akron when he wrote Brewing Beer in the Rubber City.

"It really took me off guard and I started to realize how significant the craft beer industry is becoming," he said.

Musson added that he doesn't see the craft bubble bursting anytime soon.

"I see no end in sight," he said. "That was the most pleasant side for me."