Great Lakes Brewing Company

Cleveland, Ohio

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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale launches in bottles October 19th

Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale

Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale will be released by the brewery on October 19th.

Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale was once a brewpub exclusive that has been tapped for larger scale production. The pumpkins comes from the brewery’s Pint Size Farm in Bath, Ohio and roasted in the brewpub kitchen.

The unpacking of a forgotten wool sweater, distant sounds of a high school marching band practice, a sudden craving for hot soup. The chill of fall creeps steadily into our bones. Before long, there will be frost on the pumpkins, so we figured we might as well put them to good use while we can. Meant to inspire bonfire balladry and impromptu leafpile diving, our Pumpkin Ale is warm, inviting, and golden like a plaid flannel blanket lit by a harvest moon.

Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale is a 22 ounce bottle offering, available in the brewery’s gift shop. Draft in select markets.

Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Spices)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Bottle launch: 10/19/15

5.4% ABV, 15 IBUs

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout Returns January 26th

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout returns on January 26th, 2015. The brewery will release the beer that Monday evening with two ticketed time slots, then to the public in the brewery’s gift shop on Tuesday morning.

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout is the brewery’s Russian imperial stout aged in oak bourbon barrels.

Event Details: 

  • $40 per ticket, times will be 5-7pm and 8:30-10:30pm
  • Admission includes 5oz pour drink tickets for 2015 BA Blackout, 2014 BA Blackout, 2013 Rackhouse, Jabberwocky and 2014 Blackout
  • Valet parking, live music and food also included, cash bar available
  • Bottles to-go will be available – $8 per 12oz bottle, $30 per 4-pack, $180 per case
  • Buy tickets here

Public Release (1/27):

  • Bottles go on sale at the GLBC gift shop at 10am
  • $8 per 12oz bottle, $30 per 4-pack, $180 per case
  • Limit 2 cases per person, per day
  • Draft will be available in the brewpub (NO growler fills)

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Return: 1/26/15

9.5% ABV, 50 IBUs

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Great Lakes To Update Logo, Announces Seasonal Lineup

Great Lakes Brewing Logo 2014

Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH) will make the first change to their logo since opening in 1988. The new logo, alongside new packaging artwork will debut in 2015.

Additionally, the brewery has announced their seasonal lineup for next year as well.

  • January: Conway’s Irish Ale.
  •  March: Chillwave Double IPA.
  • April: Rye of the Tiger IPA.
  • April: Spring Variety Pack with three of each of the following styles: Session IPA, Kolsch, Belgian Single and Belgian Wit.
  • May: Alberta Clipper Porter, a new seasonal.
  •  June: An American wheat, a new seasonal that has yet to be named.
  • July: Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA.
  • August: Oktoberfest.
  • September: Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale.
  •  November: Christmas Ale.
  •  November: reatlackout Stout.

The brewery will unveil the logo and artwork in the coming weeks.

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Great Lakes Brewing Teams with Archaeologists on Sumerian Beer

With the help of archaeologists at the University of Chicago, Great Lakes Brewing Company has been trying for a year to recreate a 5,000 year old Sumerian beer recipe using only clay vessels and a wooden spoon. As a combined interest in ancient ales continues to grow thanks to brews like Dogfish Head’s Ta Henket, more and more breweries are pairing with scholars in an attempt to bring back these old recipes.

So far the beer features barley malted on the roof of the brewhouse and yeast strains pulled from beer-bread; both of which are suggestions from the Hymn to Ninkasi, the oldest and closest record of ancient beer making. Great Lakes has no intent of selling the beer, but more of assisting in a bit of scientific discovery, and will be offering some samples towards the end of the summer.

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Bell’s & Great Lakes To Open Airport Spots

Bell’s Brewery will mimic the style and feel of the infamous Eccentric Café based in Kalamazoo to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The spot will feature Bell’s beers, and food reminiscent of the downtown staple.

“We think it will be a great opportunity to share Michigan’s beer culture and passion with visitors to our state,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Marketing Director.

Good news for all those going the the airport – the new Bell’s spot is pre-security. Those there to drop off or pick up passengers can grab a beer there. Great Lakes Brewing Co will also have tap room on Concourse B. Bell’s will be served there too.  Bell’s new spot should be ready this summer.


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Great Lakes Heads To Eastern PA (PR)

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), Ohio’s most celebrated craft brewer of award-winning lagers and ales, announces its plan to expand into the Eastern Pennsylvania market with All Star Distributing on September 24, 2012. GLBC’s products are currently available in Western and Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Expansion into the new Eastern Pennsylvania territory will serve the company’s strategic growth plans.Customers can expect to see GLBC’s year-round family of beers in package and draft, as well as GLBC’s “Taster’s Pack” (a sampler 12-pack).

The new market rollout will involve multiple customer appreciation events, meet-and-greets, tastings and giveaways throughout the area. GLBC co-owner Pat Conway says of the expansion, “Many breweries choose a strategy of being a mile wide and an inch deep. We prefer to penetrate deeper into existing markets. Entering Eastern Pennsylvania is a logical extension of that idea.  We’ve served Pennsylvania for years so finally getting our products to this part of the state will satisfy the many accounts that have been asking for our beer for a long time.”

GLBC currently serves 13 states and Washington DC. Founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first craft brewery in the state of Ohio, GLBC is nationally known for its exceptional family of beers including Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Burning River Pale Ale, Commodore Perry India Pale Ale and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Visit and follow @GLBCinEastPA on Twitter for exclusive updates and event announcements.