Hoppin’ Frog brewery introduces new beer inspired by Akron favorites

Hoppin’ Frog brewery introduces new beer inspired by Akron favorites
Hoppin' Frog brewery introduces beers inspired by Akron favorites

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in Akron has teamed up with ACME to distribute a drink made by popular by Akron favorites.

The newly released drink is called “The Florida Turbo Shandy."

It is the third addition to a trifecta and the latest beverage for the brewery’s drive-in series.

Hoppin' Frog brewery introduces beers inspired by Akron favorites (Source: Hoppin' Frog Brewery)
Hoppin' Frog brewery introduces beers inspired by Akron favorites (Source: Hoppin' Frog Brewery)

The drink is an ode to the soda made popular by Swenson’s and Skyway drive-ins in the area.

“I grew up on Swenson’s and Skyway in the 80s. So I couldn’t wait to get started.”
Fred Karm, owner of Hoppin' Frog

ACME and Hoppin’ Frog are teaming up for an event on Friday, May 17.

According to Karm, there will be a sampling event taking place at the ACME (Montrose) location from 4-6 p.m.

All three beers will be available; last year’s California, The Florida, and the Original Turbo Shandy.

The beers will go on sale for $4.99 per can at all ACME locations starting May 20.

They come in 16 oz. cans and pack 7 percent alcohol.

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