Great Lakes Brewing Company

Cleveland, Ohio

Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Great Lakes Christmas Ale starts pouring again today

If you are a big fan of this beer, you already know it’s out there.

The seasonal release of Great Lakes Christmas Ale is always highly anticipated, as the beer has quite the cult following. This seasonal release is brewed with honey, ginger, and cinnamon, complementing the coming holidays rather well.

Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.

Great Lakes Christmas Ale is available starting in late October in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style:    (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon)
Hops: Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts: Harrington 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal 45, Special Roast, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Seasonality: Late October, Seasonally

7.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter debuts in bottles this month

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter will be available in bottles for the first time ever this month.

The beer is pretty self-explanatory by name – a smoked porter that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The finished beer boasts notes of smoke, chocolate, and coffee.

Bold and robust with rich chocolate and coffee aromas, a subtle smoky flavor, and a sweet finish

Each 22-ounce bottle of Great Lakes Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter is hand numbered and only available at the brewery’s gift shop in Cleveland, Ohio. $17.95 per bottle.

A limited run of draft will be available in select markets shortly after September 23rd.

Style: Smoked Porter (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Debut: 9/23/17

8.5% ABV

 

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Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale releases in November

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, a barrel-aged edition of the wildly popular seasonal beer, releases again this November.

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, a winter warmer brewed with honey, cinnamon and ginger, is now aged in bourbon barrels for six months. The result is an even more popular edition of the cult classic, with added vanilla, wood, and smokey flavors.

Hark! A heavenly chorus of spices and honey and a fanfare of oak and vanilla flavors resound with each joyous sip of our bourbon barrel-aged Christmas Ale. Holiday spices and sweet honey are wrapped up with notes of wood and vanilla, adding depth that’ll keep you a-wassailin’ all season long.

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale is a 22 once bottle offering. This is a limited release found exclusively at the GLBC Gift Shop on November 26th, 2016.

Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Vanilla)
Availability: 22oz Bottle.  Limited to 1 case (12 bottles) per person.
Release: November 26th, 2016

7.5% ABV, 25 IBUs

Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, New Beers
Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, New Beers
Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Winter Fitz bottles in November

Great Lakes Winter Fitz

Great Lakes Winter Fitz will be released by the brewery in November.

Great Lakes Winter Fitz was once a brewpub exclusive finally seeing some bottle time. The base beer is Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, spiced with cinnamon and ginger much like Christmas Ale.

You may have been lucky enough to try this Edmund Fitzgerald/Christmas Ale hybrid via firkin, or as a limited draft-only release. To create Winter Fitz, we brew our award-winning Edmund Fitzgerald with Christmas Ale’s signature ginger and cinnamon. The result? A rich, aromatic holiday treat that pairs perfectly with a crackling fire.

Great Lakes Winter Fitz is a 22 ounce bottle offering, available in the brewery’s gift shop. Limited draft in Northeast Ohio.

Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Cinnamon, Ginger)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Bottle launch: November, 2015 (Date TBA)

6% ABV, 37 IBUs