Akronym Brewing will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a four-day celebration.
The brewery and tasting room, located in downtown Akron, will release special beers June 20-23 to mark the occasion.
"The support we've gotten from downtown has been great," co-founder and brewer Shawn Adams said about the first year. "It's been a world-wind."
Akronym has made its mark on Akron. The brewery held the inaugural Big Brews in Akron beer festival at Lock 3 in February. Adams promised the event will return next year.
Akronym, which now offers cider from Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland and mead from Feisty Brood Meadery in Northfield, produced about 350 barrels in its first year. Adams said the brewery plans to expand its distribution in the next year. There also are plans to start canning.
"Stay tuned," he said.
As for the anniversary beers, here's the rundown:
June 20: A Stout Summer Is Coming, a coffee, vanilla, chocolate and coconut stout.
June 21: Awkward Handshakes, a double New England-style IPA collaboration with Missing Mountain Brewing in Cuyahoga Falls, and Heavy Rubber, a scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels.
June 22: Cuyahoga Connection, a New England-style IPA collaboration with Masthead Brewing in Cleveland, and wood-aged Walk the Line, an American stout.
June 23: A special keg that the brewery isn't announcing in advance.
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