Beer

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.

Paradigm Shift Craft Brewery | Brew Scene

Paradigm Shift is a 10-barrel production brewery that has established itself as a popular casual hangout in a residential neighborhood. The name Paradigm Shift came from Malinowski’s previous career—before a corporate takeover eliminated his job—where he was responsible for getting people to look at things differently and think outside the box, to make a “paradigm shift.”

Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery | Brew Scene

Maize Valley features a winery, craft brewery, full kitchen, farmers’ market and a Family Fun Zone. Maize Valley makes its own wines, using local products. The brewery conducts monthly tours of its winery and brewery. With seating for 300 guests, Maize Valley also hosts special events, including wine tastings, live entertainments, car shows and charity fundraisers.