Craft beer picks

The exploding popularity of craft beers has forced many local bar-restaurants and nightspots to widely expand their selection of crafts, including beers from area breweries. We checked in with 10 area spots to find out which area-brewed beers are popular with their customers.

Brewery Roundup: Muskellunge Brewing Co.

My girlfriend introduced me to homebrewing in 2009, and I have been playing with the idea of starting a brewing company for several years. I decided to start the long journey in 2014 and started working with SCORE in Cincinnati. In 2016, I decided to move, as I felt that there was a better opportunity to expand the independent craft brew market in Canton.

Brewery Roundup: Shale Brewing Co.

Shale Brewing Co. started out of a passion for easy drinking brews shared by co-workers who started homebrewing together. That passion grew to starting a nano-scale brewery turning out batches of Roughneck Red one keg at a time. As demand grew, it was clear bigger equipment was needed to keep up. Partnering with a local brewery to produce some larger batches, Shale began the work of building out its production facility.