Canton Brewing Company is Stark County’s first craft brewery. The downtown mainstay also boasts a speakeasy and a restaurant, called Snorky’s on Third. The brewery has three core beers and dozens of seasonal beers, everything from imperial stouts to kettle sour tart ale.
Canton Brewing Co. has had an undeniable impact on downtown. The brewery and restaurant, which opened in its current form in 2015, dates its history back to 1883. It was founded by Bavarian immigrant Otto Giessen and went through different owners and incarnations until the onset of Prohibition in 1919.
In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.
Close your eyes and you might not realize you’re biting into a slice of pie because our silver medal winner tastes so much like a cheeseburger! Our judges were surprised by how much they liked this nontraditional pizza, and how much those pickles really add to the taste.
I’ve never met a beer I didn’t like. Well, I have, but I drank it anyway. With so much variety available to beer enthusiasts around the area, I often don’t play favorites. Instead, I’ve found that I like to try whatever beer I haven’t tried before.
Before 2014 when Canton Brewing Co. came back to life, Canton was the second largest city in Ohio without a brewery. The space on Third Street and Market N is based on the history of the five breweries that were in Canton before Prohibition. They drank Canton Brewing Co. beer the night professional football was founded in Canton.
I’ve taken food tours, conquered escape rooms by the skin of my teeth, and let’s face it—I’m no stranger to the various downtown eateries. And yet, I was delighted to discover that there are a few things that even this fully initiated downtowner had left to learn.
One of the best parts of summer is unwinding with a great beer. Luckily for us, Stark County is blessed with plenty of local brews. And after an afternoon at the brewery, you can grab a growler and take the best of the batch home with you. Here’s a look at three local breweries that let you continue the fun in your own backyard.
The Stark County District Library Foundation hosted Tap Into Literacy, an evening of discovery in support of the critical work of the library. Nearly 200 supporters gathered at the Canton Brewing Company to enjoy great food and local beer while learning about the library’s Start Smart, Stay Smart and Share Smart initiatives.