In a matter of days, Atlanta will see beers from a new brewery. Hoppin’ Frog Brewing from Akron, Ohio.
Hoppin’ Frog was founded by Fred Karm, who has been craft brewing since 1994. A graduate of the University of Akron, brewing was a dream made a reality. A reality that has won Karm more awards than any other Ohio brewer since 2000. Hoppin’ Frog boasts a JV Northwest brewing system to produce its delicious lineup. JV Northwest is based out of Oregon, and is a specialty maker of stunning, handcrafted tanks designed individually for each brewer’s specifications. Hoppin’ also has a special bottling line Fred Karm procured to keep beer fresher, longer. Attention to intricate detail is a key focus with Hoppin’ Frog.
So what do I expect?
I don’t have a definitive line up of launch beers… yet. This is a TENTATIVE list of the launch lineup.
Hop Dam – Imperial IPA, 10% ABV. Big citrus/piney IPA here. You like lots of hops and bitter? HOP DAM! Seasonal release.
Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Red — Scotch Ale, 8.2 ABV. Malt forward red ale w/ caramel malts. A touch of Rye is added for more character. A great wee-heavy.
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout — Russian Imperial, 9.4% ABV. Boris is big on oatmeal, masking the near 10% alcohol. If you’re an imperial stout fan, get your taste buds ready. 2008 GABF Gold Medal Winner.
Silk Porter — Porter, 6.2% ABV. Smooth palette. Robust. Toasted and caramel malts. Porter is rich is history. Do some reading! While having a Silk of course.
Mean Manalishi Double — Imperial IPA, 8.2% ABV. Manalishi is an assertive DIPA, with lots of hops, and caramels, toasted malts, and great hoppy aroma to start you off. 100+ IBU??
Hoppin’ Frog is distributed by Carlaken Wholesale in Atlanta. Frog’s beers have officially been approved and are maybe 7 days away from hitting the shelf. Hoppin’ Frog popularity is growing fast, but they are still a very small brewery with no pub, or tasting room. More on this launch soon.
Welcome to Georgia Hoppin’ Frog!
Check out JV Northwest Brewing Systems – www.jvnw.com