West Point Market, an upscale grocery in Akron, will hold a beer tasting to kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations from 7 to 9 p.m. March 16. The event will feature food pairings and beer from Thirsty Dog, Cellar Rats, Samuel Adams, North Coast, Elevator, Southern Tier, Founders, Goose Island and Hoppin’ Frog. Nearly every brewery is bringing five beers. (A full list can be found by clicking here.) The cost is $25 and reservations can be made by calling 330-864-2151, ext. 129. I’ll also be there to chat about beer or sign my book Ohio Breweries.