Lock 15 Brewing Co. -- a new chef-driven restaurant and brewery in Akron -- is shooting for an early to mid-August opening.

The the seven-barrel brewpub received its state brewing permit last week from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. Co-founder Joe Karpinski said he expects to start brewing next week.

Lock 15 is located at 21 W. North St. on the bottom floor of the Cascade Lofts building. It's just steps away from the recreational Towpath Trail. And, as you might expect, it's also right near lock 15 along the Ohio & Erie Canal and the historic Mustill Store.