The Latest From the Frog

August 15th, 2016

Pints for Prostates Crowns for a Cure Headed to Stores Nationwide

Hoppin' Frog Brewery Is One Of The More Than 40 Breweries To Join Effort to Distribute 1.6 Million Bottle Caps in September  

 Pints for Prostates is partnering with more than 40 craft brewers across the United States on a program designed to start conversations about men’s health when guys get together to relax and enjoy a beer.

Pints for Prostates Crowns for a Cure is distributing more than 1.6 million bottle caps – known in the beverage trade as crowns – to craft brewers around the country to use on beer they package for distribution during September, which is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The crowns feature the Pints for Prostates logo on the outside, with messages under the caps designed to encourage men to learn more about the importance of regular health screenings.

“We are partnering with some great breweries to put a reminder in the hands of men to take charge of their health,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who started Pints for Prostates in 2008 after successful treatment for the disease. “After a successful trial of the program in 2015, we know these bottle caps will start thousands of conversations and encourage guys to talk with their doctors about scheduling health screenings.”

Each brewery taking part in the program is receiving a shipment of between 10,000 to 50,000 Pints for Prostates crowns. The brewers from 26 states will use the caps in bottling runs and distribute the beer to retail accounts during September.

“The craft beer community has been incredibly supportive of the Pints for Prostates mission and generously assisted us in getting our message to millions of men over the last eight years,” Lyke said. “If Pints for Prostates Crowns for as Cure reaches just one guy who benefits from a prostate health screening, then the effort will be a huge success.”

Beer drinkers who spot Pints for Prostates crowns are encouraged to help spread the word by tagging photos on social media with #CrownsforaCure and @pints4prostates, along with the brewery name and location where the bottle caps were found.

Homebrewers who want to take part in Crowns for a Cure can do so by ordering bottle caps from Northern Brewer, which partnered with Pints for Prostates earlier this year on Homebrew Strong, an awareness building effort which includes a special brewing kit.

Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and funds raised by the group go towards its awareness mission and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostates cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council.

 

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 233,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).

 

June 10th, 2016

Hoppin' Frog announced as one of the 54 breweries invited to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII 

The list of 54 craft brewers committed to serve beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII has been released by Pints for Prostates, and Hoppin' Frog is excited to participate again this year.

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 7 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 54 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

“A top collection of American craft breweries have generously agreed to reach deep into their beer cellars for prized brews to pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “By helping us reach men through the universal language of beer, these brewers have joined the fight against prostate cancer.” 

March 4th, 2016

WICKED COLLABORATION: Slosberg, Hoppin’ Frog Pay Homage To Classic Brand

Ask any craft-beer drinker over 30 about Pete's Wicked Ale, and most will remember it fondly. Regarded as an early example of a craft ale, the orignal version has since vanished over the years. A new take on the original is about to make a come back in a big way, thanks to an arrangement between two good friends, Pete and Fred. Check out this All About Beer article for more about this exciting remake in the works.

February 26th, 2016 

Hoppin' Frog Brewery is once again thrilled to announce that through industry research and feedback, TripAdvisor says we are the best brewery or winery to visit in Ohio! 

TripAdvisor has found the 50 most loved and most talked about wineries and breweries in each state across the country, and Hoppin' Frog is the feature for Ohio.

We have been recognized on their list of 2016 Top Wineries & Breweries Worth Traveling For in the state. See the flipkey by tripadvisor blog post for further details, end destinations worth visiting in other states!

Janurary 30th, 2016

Hoppin' Frog named Ratebeer.com's Best Beer in Ohio, and also named in the Top 100 Breweries in the World!

The yearly RateBeer.com results are in - Hoppin' Frog has the BEST BEER IN OHIO with our Barrel-Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Oatmeal-Imperial Stout!  And once again.....Hoppin' Frog is rated one of the 100 TOP BREWERS IN THE WORLD for the 9th. YEAR IN A ROW!!  

January 21st, 2016

Thrillist.com names Hoppin' Frog among the "Best Breweries in America for Eating"

Hoppin' Frog has been named as one of the "Best Breweries in America for Eating" by Thrillist.com


September 9th, 2015 

Rare opportunity to collaborate with the Brewmaster auctioned off for charity 

Hoppin’ Frog raised an astounding $5,600 at the event, held at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.


July 19th, 2015

Thrillist.com names Hoppin' Frog "Best Brewery in Ohio"

Hoppin' Frog has been named as "The Best Brewery in Ohio" by Thrillist.com


Feburary 28th, 2015

Hoppin' Frog Brewery was once again voted "Best Brewery" in the Akron Beacon Journal's "Beacon's Best"

Hoppin' Frog has been named the best Ohio Brewery/Brewpub by readers of the Akron Beacon Journal. In addition to being voted "Best Brewery" , the Tasting Room at Hoppin' Frog was voted as "1 of the 10 Best for Nightlife". 


Janurary 30th, 2015

Hoppin' Frog named Ratebeer.com's Top Brewery in Ohio, Best Beer in Ohio, and also named in the Top 100 Breweries in the World!

The yearly RateBeer.com results are in - and Hoppin' Frog Brewery once again earns extremely high ratings!  RateBeer's results show that Hoppin' Frog is rated TOP BREWER IN OHIO for the 3rd. year running!! Also.....Hoppin' Frog has the BEST BEER IN OHIO with our B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout!  And once again.....Hoppin' Frog is rated one of the 100 TOP BREWERS IN THE WORLD for the 8th. YEAR IN A ROW!!  


November 18th, 2014

The Akron Beacon Journal's Rick Armon and Marc Bona of Northeast Ohio Media Group visit Hoppin' Frog in Akron to try Frosted Frog. 

On a beer adventure through Northeastern Ohio, Rick and Marc stop into our Tasting Room to sample this year's release of Frosted Frog Christmas Ale, and chat up our Brewmaster/Owner Fred Karm.

Check out the video from their visit to the Tasting Room.


October 30th, 2014

Pav's teams up with Hoppin' Frog for Christmas beer ice cream.

Beer inspired ice cream? Two local favorites team up to create an exquiste dream come true!

See The Beer Blog for the delicious scoop on this match made in heaven


July 22nd, 2014

Hoppin' Frog Brewery is thrilled to announce that through industry research and feedback, TripAdvisor says we are the best brewery or winery to visit in Ohio!

TripAdvisor has found the 50 most loved and most talked about wineries and breweries in each state across the country, and Hoppin' Frog is the feature for Ohio.

We have been recognized on their list of 2014 Top Wineries & Breweries Worth Traveling For in the state. See the flipkey by tripadvisor blog post for further details, end destinations worth visiting in other states!