West Point Market, an upscale grocery store in Akron, will hold an unusual beer tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. June 8. The event is dedicated to canned beer.


“They’ve really kicked it up a notch as far as what they are putting in cans,” market owner Rick Vernon said.


There will be more than 35 brands from breweries such as Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint, 21st Amendment, Brooklyn, Breckenridge, Leinenkugel, Magic Hat, Anderson Valley, Avery, Sapporo, Boddingtons and Goose Island. Vernon even tossed in a classic, Pabst Blue Ribbon, for good measure.


The event costs $25 and includes food.


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