Rubber City Beer Fest

Rubber City Beer Fest Join Akron's SAAZ homebrew club for the Rubber City Beer Fest, a celebration of craft breweries from Greater Akron, Northeast Ohio and beyond!

Operating as usual

10/09/2021

Hey RCBF fans. I know we haven't posted in a long time, so thanks for your patience. The RCBF is not dead, it's only sleeping! We are starting to plan for 2022. Hope to have more news before too long.

Hey Rubber City Beer Fests Fans!  I hope you are staying safe and drinking local like we are!  Like you, the SAAZ homebr...
02/21/2021

Hey Rubber City Beer Fests Fans! I hope you are staying safe and drinking local like we are! Like you, the SAAZ homebrewers are waiting and hoping for this nasty virus to go away. When it does, we will be back with the best beer fest ever! Thanks for all the likes and shares during our long hiatus.

Hey Rubber City Beer Fests Fans! I hope you are staying safe and drinking local like we are! Like you, the SAAZ homebrewers are waiting and hoping for this nasty virus to go away. When it does, we will be back with the best beer fest ever! Thanks for all the likes and shares during our long hiatus.

03/11/2020

Sad news RCBF fans. With great regret we are announcing that the 2020 edition of the Rubber City Beer Fest is cancelled. With the corona virus situation (along with the downtown construction) it is just too risky for the SAAZ homebrewers club to go ahead with the festival this year. We will be back better than ever in 2021! Stay healthy everyone. Drink local!

12/18/2019

Hi RCBF fans. Planning for 2020 is ongoing and we'll share the date as soon as possible.

Lots of great beer and people! You can still get tickets online and at the door. Food from The Square Scullery and Piero...
04/13/2019

Lots of great beer and people! You can still get tickets online and at the door. Food from The Square Scullery and Pierogi Joe. Cheers!

We just received Square Scullery’s menu for tomorrow during the BeerFest! 🍻
04/12/2019

We just received Square Scullery’s menu for tomorrow during the BeerFest! 🍻

Only two more days for $35 ticket pre-sales! At the door tickets are $40 on Saturday. Get your tickets now @ https://www...
04/11/2019
#5 Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Only two more days for $35 ticket pre-sales! At the door tickets are $40 on Saturday. Get your tickets now @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5-rubber-city-beer-fest-lock-3-akron-tickets-57927734413

This is the 5th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 30 Ohio Breweries including mead, and cider spread through two halls. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price Designated drivers tickets: $10 are sold at the....

04/10/2019

Latest updated list of participating breweries (etc)!!!
*** denotes SAAZ collaboration beers.

1 HOPPIN' FROG, Akron
Boris - Imp Oatmeal Stout
Doris Hoppy Stout
Grapefruit Shandy

2 FAT HEADS, Middleburg has
Gogger Fogger- hefewezen
Bumble Berry

3 CRAFTED ARTISAN MEADERY, Brimfield
Bananas Foster Forever - mead

4 Akronymn, Akron
*** Zest & Zeal Am Wheat
BBA Pervasive Barleywine

5 Mucky Duck, Akron
Blue berry Ale
Clusterduck Shandy

6 Ignite, Barberton
Cherry Blonde
*** Rubber City Rauchbock

7 LITTLE FISH BREW, Athens
You Wanted a Hit NE IPA
Kalsarikannit Baltic Porter

8 Two Monks, Akron
English IPA
Irish ale

9 Lock 15, Akron
Peanut Butter Puppy Porter
Killer Fog

9 Missing Falls, Akron
Belgian Golden Strong
Coffee Porter

10 Thirsty Dog, Akron
BBA Wulver- Wee Heavy
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison
Blood Orange IPA
Haxy IPA- Xahoo

11 McArthur's brew, Cuy Falls
Abbey's Abbey Ale
Sour Cherry

12 Magic City Brewing, Barberton
Into the Ever Black - imperial stout
*** Key Lime Pie Ale

13 Canton Brewing, Canton
DĂ©jĂ  Vu White Stout
Audi 5000 Milkshake IPA

14 Brew Kettle, Strongsville
(Keeping our fingers crossed)

15 Millersburg, Millersburg
(Out Distributor Issue)

16 Clubhouse Brew, Warren
HellFire German Helles
Blue Falcon Am Porter

17 Platform, Cleveland
Bananaberry Dount Sour Ale
Ritual to Repeat Hazy IPA

18 JAFB, Wooster
JAFB IPA
Harvest Saison
Columbian Coffee Stout

19 Masthead, Cleveland
Tire Swing Hazy IPA
BaseBall Bat P B & J Stout

20 Lockport, Zoar
Ruckus IPA
Kolsch

21 CORNER STONE, Berea
TBD Ale #1
TBD Beer #2
TBD Lager #1

22 Shale, Canton
Shale IPA
Shale Saison

23 Maize Valley, Hartville
Azacca pale Ale
Silo Killer

24 Paradigm Shift, Massillon
Mango Milkshake
Shaggletooth Farmhouse Ale

25 R' SHEA BREWING, Akron
*** Rose Gande
Imp Stout - TBD

26 Butcher n Brewer, Cleveland
Albino stout
Simplicity SMASH Pale

27 HI HO, Cuyahoga Falls
*** Unkel Dunkel
HiHazy Ho IPA

28 Head Trip, Stow
Ol Hoppy Night - Black IPA
Basic White Stout w/Pumpkin Spice

29 Missing Mountain Brewing, Cuyahoga Falls
Tarte a la Cerise- Cherry Gose
Fist Bump Hazy Double IPA

30 Feisty Brood Meadery, Brecksville
Assorted Meads

31 Wadsworth, Wadsworth
Gimme S'More Bloinde S'More Ale
Loose Aquatiannces Brut IPA

32 Muskellunge, Canton
*** Pinfish Pecan Pie Porter
Rock Bass Nut Brown
Tiger Musky DIPA

33 Jackie O's, Athens
Oil of Aphrodite Imp Stout
Ohio Pale Ale

34 Urban Artifact, Cincinnati
Postcard DIPA Sour
Pin Wheel Gose

35 Royal Docks, Canton
Crusher Summer Ale
Doubel Dare Hazy IPA

Check out our cool tasting glasses!  You know you want one for your collection.
03/27/2019

Check out our cool tasting glasses! You know you want one for your collection.

03/18/2019

AND, hereby in this very post, and below, can be perused the list of 33 outstanding Ohio producers of fermented beverages that are confirmed to be sharing their fabulous beers, ciders or meads with you at the upcoming 5th annual Rubber City Beer Fest.

Akronym Akron
Brew Kettle Strongsville
Butcher n Brewer Cleveland
Canton Canton
Clubhouse Warren
Cornerstone Berea
Crafted Artisan Meadery Brimfield
Fat Heads Middleburg Heights
Feisty Brood Meadery Brecksville
Head Trip Stow
HiHo Cuyahoga Falls
Hoppin' Frog Akron
Ignite Barberton
JAFB Wooster
Little Fish Athens
Lock 15 Akron
Lockport Zoar
Magic City Barberton
Maize Valley Hartville
Masthead Cleveland
McArthur's Cuyahoga Falls
Millersburg Millersburg
Missing Falls Akron
Missing Mountain Cuyahoga Falls
Mucky Duck Akron
Muskellunge Canton
Paradigm Shift Massillon
Platform Cleveland
R Shea Akron
Shale Canton
Thirsty Dog Akron
Two Monks Akron
Wadsworth Wadsworth

Wow! 500 page likes!We are humbled, let’s celebrate!RCBF4 is in full swing. Literally!
04/14/2018

Wow! 500 page likes!
We are humbled, let’s celebrate!

RCBF4 is in full swing. Literally!

Big rush on tickets today, don’t miss out.
04/13/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Big rush on tickets today, don’t miss out.

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Online ticket sales are ending Saturday at noon, or when we sell out. Save a few bucks and a lot of hassle - order onlin...
04/13/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Online ticket sales are ending Saturday at noon, or when we sell out. Save a few bucks and a lot of hassle - order online and have your tickets on your phone for quick check-in!

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Tickets are still available! Buy online and get inside faster.
04/12/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Tickets are still available! Buy online and get inside faster.

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Time is running out, and the tickets are going fast!
04/09/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Time is running out, and the tickets are going fast!

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

04/09/2018
R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley

R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley

R.SHEA NEW BEER this weekend at the Rubber City Beer Fest Saturday, April 14th at 3pm!
Joe, a decorated award winner from the Akron homebrew club SAAZ, and I collaborated and brewed our newest beer a few weeks ago. Appropriately named, THE OPPRESSOR OF SAINTS, this 10%-ish Belgian Golden Strong is dangerous.

Which brewery are you most excited about trying at RCBF4?Get your tickets and you have your choice of 45 breweries!
04/07/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Which brewery are you most excited about trying at RCBF4?

Get your tickets and you have your choice of 45 breweries!

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Just a week left to order tickets online!
04/06/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Just a week left to order tickets online!

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

The Madness is over, leaving busted brackets in its wake. Only one thing to look forward to now - RCBF4!Get your tickets...
04/03/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

The Madness is over, leaving busted brackets in its wake. Only one thing to look forward to now - RCBF4!

Get your tickets before they’re gone!

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Way to go, Ignite Brewing Company!Play ball!
03/30/2018

Way to go, Ignite Brewing Company!
Play ball!

Ode to Opening Day:

Exciting events are officially underway at the old corner of 5th and Tusc here in Barberton, Ohio!

We just closed on the purchase of our building and demo work is expected to begin Monday! We are targeting construction completion around All-Star Break. The construction will enhance our taproom, brewery operations, AND a 2,000+ square foot patio!

We will be open tomorrow, Friday from 4-11pm and Saturday from 2-11pm. From there, we plan to be open as often as construction allows us. During construction we will be posting regular updates and letting you know what days we will be open.

Stop down this weekend and raise a glass to celebrate with us and save $5 on your merchandise with a beer purchase while supplies last (stickers & growlers excluded).

Might we suggest our 9% ABV, 5-4-3 Double IPA!!!

PLAY BALL! @ Ignite Brewing Company

03/16/2018
Akronym Brewing

Congrats to Akronym Brewing for becoming official! Looking forward to the first taste at RCBF4!

We have our brewery license! #akronymbrewing #drinklocal #buildingabrewery #beercomingsoon #akron

These SAAZ Mikes have always made great beer together. Can’t wait to taste this one!Gotta have a ticket for a sample!htt...
03/10/2018

These SAAZ Mikes have always made great beer together. Can’t wait to taste this one!

Gotta have a ticket for a sample!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-rubber-city-beer-fest-lock-3-akron-tickets-43533628254?aff=fb

Great day brewing with an awesome homebrewer. Collaboration beer for Rubber City Beerfest next month in Akron. Brewed a Smoked Helles. Looking forward to the smoky/bacon to shine through. Who says you can't have beer for breakfast...cheers!!!

Just over a month away! Who can’t wait for RCBF4?Plan ahead and get your tickets today.
03/09/2018
4th Rubber City Beer Fest - Lock 3 - Akron

Just over a month away! Who can’t wait for RCBF4?

Plan ahead and get your tickets today.

This is the 4th Rubber City Beer Fest! We will have more than 40 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 20 - 2oz. beer tasting tickets for the admission price and a Souv...

Vote for Chef Matt of The Square Scullery, and you can congratulate him at the Fest!
02/26/2018
The Square Scullery

Vote for Chef Matt of The Square Scullery, and you can congratulate him at the Fest!

We are super grateful & excited that Chef Matt was nominated for Akron's Best Local Chef! Today (Sunday) is the last day for voting, so if you have a moment to spare, we would so appreciate your vote! Thank you!!

Rhodes Street Rude Boys spreading the love in Akron. Can’t wait to hear them at RCBF4!
02/25/2018

Rhodes Street Rude Boys spreading the love in Akron. Can’t wait to hear them at RCBF4!

Rude Boys at Big Love!

02/13/2018
R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley

Pure dedication to the recipe, can’t wait!

RUBBER CITY BEERFEST COLLABORATION
This is a collaboration beer with Akron SAAZ homebrew club member, Joe. We did a test batch of his award-winning beer at his house. I lugged 25 gallons of Akron water to Wadsworth where we did some water chemistry on it to try to make sure it's as close as possible to his original recipes. We also brainstormed on a few names for it. This beer will debut at the Rubber City Beer Fest at Lock 3 on April 14, 2018.

Can you say 3-peat? Best party band in Akron!
01/15/2018

Can you say 3-peat? Best party band in Akron!

01/12/2018

Here’s something to get you through this weekend’s ice and snow storm…

We have a date! Rubber City Beer Fest 4 will be April 14, 2018.

Stay warm and stay tuned!

Rude Boys are doing good things for Akron! A few fundraisers for good causes.
10/06/2017

Rude Boys are doing good things for Akron! A few fundraisers for good causes.

03/26/2017

Thank you EVERYONE for a great beer fest. We can't do this without you - patrons, brewers and makers, and all in SAAZ and SNOBs.

A big round of applause for our musicians - Canton's Dixieland Band and Akron's Rhodes Street Rude Boys! Thank you for entertaining us.

Thanks to The Square Scullery, and Stray Dog Carts, Cafe, & Condiments for feeding the masses.

Special thanks to Lock 3 Akron, Ohio for hosting and supporting the fest.

Please leave a review on the page or post feedback in the comments. Let us know what to change and what to keep. We want to know!

Hope to see you next year!

Be sure to download the Eventbrite app on your phone for check-in, or print your ticket(s) and bring them along. Android...
03/23/2017
3rd Rubber City Beer Fest

Be sure to download the Eventbrite app on your phone for check-in, or print your ticket(s) and bring them along.

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This is the 3rd Rubber City Beer Fest! We have tripled the room for this year's event. We will have more than 30 Ohio Breweries including mead, cider and kombucha spread through two halls, and have added a music tent. This is a 21 and older event. IDs are needed at the door.You get 30 2oz. beer tast...

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Will there be a event this year?