Summit Brew Path

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SUMMIT BREW PATH

The second annual Summit Brew Path kicked off over the weekend, with 18 breweries in four counties inviting beer drinkers to sample their wares.

The Akron/Summit County Convention and Visitors Bureau started the brew path last year with the goal of showcasing the region’s microbreweries. Participants get a passport that they can have stamped at every location. There are 18 this year, up four from last year.

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A new report finds that Ohio’s craft beer industry generated $2.7 billion last year – and more breweries could be popping up soon.

The annual economic impact report from the Brewers Association says Ohio generated about 4 percent of the nation’s $67.8 billion craft beer industry. And the state has 88 breweries on tap for the future.

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Northeast Ohio beer connoisseurs can now follow a brew path to more than a dozen breweries in and around Summit County.

The Summit Brew Path officially opened over the weekend. Participants get a small passport with information on 14 participating breweries. Anyone sampling all of them by year’s end gets a T-shirt and is entered into a drawing for a vacation getaway in Akron.