Rick Armon

Rick Armon has been writing about beer as a newspaper reporter and author since 1999. He covers the Ohio brewing industry for the Akron Beacon Journal and is the author of Ohio Breweries.

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Every craft beer has a story, and part of the fun is learning where the liquid gold in your glass comes from. In Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio, veteran beer writer Rick Armon picks the can’t-miss brews in a roundup that will handily guide everyone from the newest beer aficionado to those with the most seasoned palates. Some are crowd pleasers, some are award winners, some are just plain unusual—the knockout beers included here are a tiny sample of what Ohio has to offer.

“In this, the second beer book from the Akron Beacon Journal’s beer writer, you’ll get capsules that include beer info, availability, suggestions on what else to try, and brief chapters on the breweries. In addition Armon includes various lists—10 Ohio foods paired with craft beer, 10 most influential people in the Ohio craft-beer community, and the like. Armon’s love for traversing his home state for beer shows in this book.”

Marc Bona, Cleveland.com