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Beer Available At Hoppin’ Frog (arranged by most recent)
Nectar Ales Black Xantus 99, Epic Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale 96, Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 89, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 5: Black Rye Ale 92, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Van Wink , Hoppin Frog Karminator 91, Weyerbacher Insanity 98, Ommegang Gnomegang 97, Hoppin Frog DORIS The Destroyer 100, Great Divide Hibernation Ale 98, Three Floyds Jinx Proof 85, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Bairille Aois 97, 5 Rabbit Vida y Muerte Muertzenbier 79, Revolution Red Skull Imperial Red Ale 91, Sixpoint Resin 98, Hoppin Frog / Fanø Natasha Røcks America Chocolate Rye Imperial Stout 99, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer , Hoppin Frog Cleveland Crusher 91, Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale 88, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin 92
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merc7186 (126) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
It has been about two years since I have been working in this area and was surprised to hear that Hoppin Frog has opened up a tasting room with full beer selection and food.
A: The place is really nice with a good sized double sided bar and plenty of tables around he walls and some high tops. The place is brand new so it is obviously clean.
Q: They had plenty of 85+ rated beers on tap plus several guest taps too, that are also decent.
S: Service was decent as the barmaid was very attentive and the owners wife and bar manager stopped by to say Hi and see if everything was okay
S: The selection of beers was decent as they had roughly 25+ taps but heavily skewed towards Stouts, which is the basis of Hoppin Frogs best beers.
F: I had a Spicy Shrimp served over a bed of dirty rice, cooked very well with a nice amount of cajun spice to kick the heat up for a while but not over power you...solid.
V: I am a big fan of the 5oz, 8oz, 16oz option and they were all reasonably priced. The food I ordered was a couple bucks higher than would have liked but it was definite quality.
Overall, my biggest complaint about Hoppin Frog...they dont sell stickers! But you can grab some great beer (in house or to go) and some solid food in a great brewery environment. The setting is more of a brewery with a tasting room than brewpub.
artmcd8 (61) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 9, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stopped by on my way to Michigan. The staff is super friendly and easy on the eyes. The food is better than most breweries. The prices were slightly high but not crazy. Will definitely go back.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | October 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 07/2013 and a few times since): Hoppin’ Frog has recently expanded operations to include a tasting room. I had stopped by the brewery several times in the past, and it was basically a place to buy bottles in the midst of the brewery in a storage garage. The tasting room now occupies the space next to the brewery on 224 (Waterloo Road) right off an access road. Parking is available in front of the building and on the side near the road.
The interior of the tasting room opens to a bar in the center of the space with high tables on either side. Mustard yellow walls with some Hoppin’ Frog breweriana on the walls. There is also a digital board on the far wall listing the beers.
As for the beers there are around 20 taps, including many house beers like Bairille Aois, Cafe BORIS, Mean Manalishi and Gangster Frog. Other taps from craft breweries like Unibroue, Brooklyn and Bells. They even had a couple Meads from Crafted Artisan down the road. Samplers are available. As for bottles they carry all of the Hoppin’ Frog brews including some of the vintage and rare stuff.
Service on my visits has been consistently good. We visited during the "soft opening" and then again during grand opening weekend. The brewer Fred always seems to be nearby and interacts with his customers.
The food at Hoppin’ Frog is eclectic and is good. There are charcuterie plates and meals like duck tacos.
All in this is a great spot now with the tasting room in play.
123chug (16) , | July 6, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Newly opened after a lot of planning and work I’m sure.
It is off the beaten path. Not easy to find unless you spot the small Hopping Frog sign off the highway. (Be careful when leaving, ,,,, if wanting to turn left after drinking, it is an accident waiting to happen. Not the owners fault, it is what it is).
Overall a well done place. Friendly staff, with many beers offered, both theirs and others. These are all high end, high alcohol beers, so again, be careful. The food is very good. The overall scene will improve as they tweak the sound for better music and get a more readable beer menu ( the type is too small and isn’t descriptive enough, unless you know you beers).
I know the owner is a fan of high strength beers. But imo, to broaden the base of customers they need to offer more ’regular’ beers otherwise ladies and wimpy men might not be repeat customers.
But overall it is a nice spot. Wish there was an outdoor add on, but the location limits it.
If you know their beer quality and appreciate other offerings ,,,, you will overall like this place.
Beerman6686 (121) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance was small area to buy beer inside the bottling area of the brewery. Staff was very helpful as soon as we walked into the door and guidedus to the beer cooler and whole cases. Selection as nice as I was able to get sseveral of their beers we don;t get in PGH, including BORIS 100 which has been out for a while Prices for some stuff are expensive, others not too bad, but still significantly lower than in stores. Overall worth going to if around akron, as long as you can find it and see the sign.
JStax (103) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | December 12, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon. Drove right by the place the first time. It’s in an industrial park type area. The sign doesn’t draw much attention to itself. It is right on the highway, though, so if you know where you’re going, you wouldn’t have trouble getting there. They were bottling the day I got there. All the beer they have for sale is in a cooler right inside the entrance. They have about every beer they make available. The one I didn’t see in the cooler was the one they were bottling that day, and they pulled a couple off the line and gave them to me. Freshest stuff you can get, they said. How often can you say you have a beer with a bottling date of the day you purchase it? The service here was great. Pricing was about what you would pay at a bottle shop. I felt like I was paying a little less, bu upon further inspection, it was about the same. They had t-shirts and hats available as well. Pricing is about what I’ve seen at other breweries for the same thing. When I was talking to the guy that rung me out, he said they were working on adding a taproom to be open some time in the coming year. That will be awesome. I’ll have to come back to check that out.
fiver29 (52) Cleveland, Ohio | April 8, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Brewery tucked away in an industrial parkway off the freeway. You walk right into the brewery. You can see them bottling beer by hand as you pick out your beer. They only sell their bottled beers. No discounts for buying on site. You pay same price as you would pay at any store. There is no food or tasting room. Its just a brewery to stop in a buy their stuff. That’s it nothing else. They are always super nice and helpful. Fred is always guarded about everything he does which is a bummer. But hey. Its his place so I guess he can do what he wants. Overall its the best place to stop for the freshest possible Hoppin Frog beers. And you can pretty much get everything they offer and sometimes more. They make some great beer. I just wish some of their bottles weren’t so expensive. And I also wish they’d learn how to run a beer release. Like not putting every brewery release beer into distribution a week later. I don’t ever plan on going to another ’brewery only’ release again because of that. Still, they brew great beer.
mandalarules (7) Akron, Ohio | November 26, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Another one of my ratings that won’t count but I had the liberty of adding this place to ratebeer so I thought I should be the first to review it. First of all I dont ’know how no one has added this brewery to places yet. This is one of the best breweries in the world. I’m not saying this because I’m an Akron native, but because the beers that are produced out of this small but quaint facility are absolutely magnificent. The staff is friendly and courteous and the owner Fred is always there when I pick up beers if you wanna chat it up or take a small tour of the facility. If you follow them on any social network site you can get ahold of their limited edition and seasonal releases. I always pick up serveral for myself and if anyone wants to trade brews. Overall I’m just glad to have this place in driving distance and if your in the area call ahead and stop by you won’t be disappointed.
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