Release Date: August 27,2019

Pints and Pies: craft beer and pizza festival comes to Akron

Experience amazing pairings of craft beers, artisanal pizzas and savory pies. Hoppin Frog to brew a special release for the event

The Akron Civic Theatre is excited to present the Pints & Pies Craft Beer and Pizza Festival, presented by Wayside Furniture, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 8 p.m.

The Akron Civic Theatre is combining the art of craft beer brewing with local artisan pie-making to present Pints & Pies. A spin-off of the very successful Akron Craft Beer Festival, Pints & Pies takes the love of good craft brews to a new level. Patrons will enjoy handcrafted beers from some of the best craft breweries in Ohio and across the nation. We’ll pair them with samples of locally made, artisan-style pies — pizza pies, savory pies and sweet pies.

Fred Karm’s Hoppin’ Frog brewery will be unveiling Sattler's Civic Pride IPA, a New England-style IPA with the addition of fruit. The characteristics of this fruited New England-style IPA will be light color, medium-light body and bitterness, with a juicy, fruity hop flavor and aroma that make this beer style appealing. To take it over the top, Hoppin’ Frog has decided to create all those IPA characteristics but in a beer that will be around 12% ALC./VOL. To accentuate the juicy fruit flavors and aromas, they will add fruit to make the beer truly something special.

Pies & Pints will offer tastings of close to 100 beers, presented in stations throughout the venue and organized by style: Fruit Beers and Ambers; Lagers and Pilsners; Wheats, Wits and Hefeweizens; IPAs (including New England style and Brut); Ciders and Meads; Sours; Belgian Ales; and Browns, Porters and Stouts. All styles will be paired with the best “pies” in town, prepared by local chefs and bakers.

Attendees will receive a commemorative glass. Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now. A Designated Driver ticket is $30 and ONLY available at the box office the night of the event.  All attendees must be 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling (330) 253-2488, online at, or through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000).

Support for the Akron Craft Beer Festival is provided by Fifth Third Bank.