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Acme Fresh Market, Hoppin' Frog debut 125th anniversary collaboration brew

Published: July 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Acme Fresh Market continues celebrating its 125th anniversary with a custom-brewed grapefruit shandy beer, created by award-winning brewmaster Fred Karm, and his local brewery, Hoppin' Frog in Akron.

Now available in all Acme stores, the beer is called "Five Freds' Grapefruit Shandy" -- named after the four generations of Fred Albrechts that have worked for Acme, and Karm, founder and Brewmaster of Hoppin' Frog.

"I am thrilled that our 125th Anniversary Beer was created by one of the top brewmasters in the world!" said Jim Trout, president of Acme Fresh Market. "As soon as I pitched the idea of two local, world class companies putting out a product to celebrate Acme's 125th Anniversary, Fred said 'I'm in.' We had a great time tasting and talking about beers during the creation of Five Freds. I think that's what local really means -- Acme's ability to stop by our local, award winning Hoppin' Frog and create an awesome product that our customers will love."

"Hoppin' Frog Brewery is very happy to collaborate with Acme Fresh Market to make°Five Freds' Grapefruit Shandy, celebrating their 125th anniversary," Karm said. "Acme has always been flying the flag high for craft beer from the beginning, and that is why I was happy to develop°this special beer°with them.°And this beer really tastes amazing!°Five Freds' Grapefruit Shandy is super refreshing, with a friendly, memorable flavor and aroma that is the perfect balance of citrus and light malt flavors."

"This is a single batch, a "one-off" beer -- it will be gone before you know it," Karm said. "It is currently available in our signature 22-ounce bottles, so get it now while supplies last!°I've been shopping at the various Acme locations in the greater Akron area my whole life, and always have been impressed with their modern facilities, friendly staff, and selection -- especially their Craft Beer selection!°So grab some°Five Freds' Grapefruit Shandy, and support Acme who supports our interest for great craft beer!"

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Five Freds' is a refreshing combination of citrus and light malt flavors, with a twang of grapefruit available at all Acme Fresh Market stores in 22 oz bottles for $8.99 while supplies last.

The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. operates 16 Acme Fresh Market stores in Summit, Stark, Portage and Cuyahoga counties. The company, founded in 1891, is locally owned and operated. It is very proud of its longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising and leadership in the community. Acme Fresh Market has over 2,200 associates focused on feeding the families of our community.

For more info, visit www.acmestores.com.


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