Akronym Brewing (Winter 2017) Located in the heart of downtown Akron, Akronym Brewing will launch with a hop-forward lineup of six to eight beers, including a trendy, hazy New England-style IPA.
Bad Tom Smith Brewing (Fall 2017) The Cincinnati-based brewery is aiming to open its 2,200-square-foot Ohio City space along West 25th Street in early November.
Bascule Brewery and Public house (Spring 2018) On a nanobrew system, Chris Kambouris plans to pump out Lorain-inspired grogs such as the Charleston Common, similar to a cream ale but based on the ingredients and ethnicities found in Lorain during its earliest days.
Birdtown Brewery (Spring 2018) Opening in Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood, its 7 1/2-barrel system will sit on the altar of the former St. Gregory the Theologian Byzantine Catholic Church, as customers worship the creations of head brewer Wyatt Routson, formerly of Willoughby Brewing Co., from below.
Boss Dog Brewing Co. (Fall 2017) Located in the 5,200-square-foot former Lemon Grass restaurant space on Lee Road, Boss Dog Brewing Co.’s 10-barrel brewhouse plans to offer a hoppy lineup of IPAs and pale ales, along with a lighter brown ale and a chocolate porter.
Headtrip Brewery (Winter 2017) After seven years of basement brewing, head brewer Nick Seagle brings his Belgian-focused lineup — including flagship Oatmeal Peanut Butter Coffee Stout and 15th St. Wheat fruit series with rotating fruit — to a 1,500-square-foot Stow space designed to foster conversation.
Ironborne Brew Works (Late spring 2018) Owner Jeremy Langham touts his Ironborne Brew Works as one of the Midwest’s first benevolent brewpubs. While he’s still securing a spot, Langham wants to use his brews as a cause for social change. Just order a drink and select what organization you’d like to donate to.
Jörmungandr Brewing Co. (winter 2017) On a nanobrew system located in Elyria, brewmasters and owners Amy and John Jeffries expect to make Norse mythology-inspired brews such as the Freyja, a blueberry wheat beer with a subtle sweet hint of orange.
Missing Mountain Brewing Co. (February 2018) While dreaming of moving out West as snowboard bums, four homebrewing friends instead plan to open a lodge-style space in Cuyahoga Falls with a patio that overlooks the Cuyahoga River. The only thing missing is the mountains.
Muskenllunge Brewing Co. (January 2018) A homage to the muskie, Ohio’s freshwater fish, this brewery from Frank Estremera plans to offer six beers on tap in an intimate, 1,000-square-foot haunt in the heart of downtown Canton.