Jessica Holbrook

Shale Brewing Co. | Brew Scene

hale began as a distribution-only brewery in downtown Canton in 2014. The brewery, a “craft brewery for the working people” is on a mission “to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional, 100% pure, natural ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques,” according to its website at shalebrewing.com. Like the name implies, its beers are themed after the oil and gas industry.

Royal Docks Brewing Co. | Brew Scene

Royal Docks is an English-style brewpub inspired by the owner’s time in London that “fuses the craft beer renaissance with British pub culture in a contemporary, American style,” according to its website at docks.beer. In recent years, the brewery has undergone plenty of expansion—in 2018, the Brewers Association named them the fifth fastest-growing small and independent craft brewery in the country. Last year, Royal Docks added a new brewhouse and cannery and plans to open a second taphouse as part of the downtown Akron Bowery redevelopment project.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass