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.

Owner & Brewmaster: Frank Estremera
Year Started: 2016
Primary beers:
Kölsch, 5% ABV, 15 IBU
Cream Ale, 5% ABV, 15 IBU
New brews:
A roggenbier, which is a German rye beer. The combination of rye and hefeweizen yeast delivers a beer with a unique flavor profile.
Noteworthy seasonals:
I am working on a bock, märzenbier and a black beer.
Others on the menu:
Stout, 5% ABV, 27 IBU
Scotch Ale, 6% ABV, 20 IBU

The Story So Far

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. I fell in love with downtown Canton, and I decided to lease a space on the corner of McKinley Avenue and Fifth Street.

Being in pharmaceuticals sciences for more than 15 years and my strong science and statistics background, I developed the recipes for my beers on tap, and also wrote my brewing program in Microsoft Excel to set up my formulas and predict the beer color as well as monitor the manufacturing process. I plan to open with the following beers on tap:
Kölsch, Cream Ale, Roggenbier, Scotch Ale, Stout, Porter.

I have other recipes that will be on tap on a rotational basis.

425 Fifth St. NW, Canton | muskellungebrewingcompany.com

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