Akron Ale Fest Featured Brewery: Magic City Brewing Company

Who are you and what is your role at the brewery?

I'm Jay Graham, owner, brewer and dude at MCBC.

Where did the idea for your logo come from?

It was kind of a joke that turned out right. I'm a big dude, covered in tattoos that listens to death metal... and I couldn't think of a better way to express my business with a bunny. Thankfully my dear friend Brian understood this when I told him I wanted a bunny for the logo.

What is your favorite seasonal beer that's been released at your brewery lately?

We just opened so all of them!

What is your favorite thing in your brewery?

This is a loaded question, with an even longer answer. In short, it is a memorial for my dear father in law who passed this year. He was very proud of this endeavor, and so looked forward to seeing what groovy beers we'd crank out etc. but the memorial has one of his old, unwashed bandannas hanging from it. So ya, that would be it.

What is your most recent milestone?

Opening. Easiest question yet.

What is your next major goal for the brewery?

Upgrading our system, expanding, world domination and potentially space travel.

Lion, wolf, or dragon who will win and why?

All die a slow miserable death. The lion dies first based solely upon the fact that it's a "cat" and cats suck (were Great Dane owners, deal with this shitty opinion). BUT it sinks its jaws into the dragons throat, mortally wounding it before passing. The wolf dies in a fiery hell produced from the suffering and pure agony of the dragon.