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Great Lakes Releasing Rally Drum (PR)

(Cleveland, OH) — Baseball is a sport of nostalgia and grand tradition. It’s about hazy summer days and if you’re lucky, crisp October nights. Nobody knows this better than Cleveland’s John Adams, a veteran Tribe fan who’s been banging his iconic drum from the bleacher seats for 38 years. John’s rally drum is the heartbeat of our hometeam. From the minute the batter steps into the box, to the set and the pitch, his steady hands add drama and excitement to every inning of every game.

In celebration of the return of Cleveland baseball, Great Lakes Brewing Company(GLBC) is pleased to announce the release of Rally Drum Red Ale, a handcrafted pub exclusive beer named in honor of revered local sports fan John Adams. Our Rally Drum Red Ale pays homage to the man behind the mallets and the team and game that he loves.

Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

Rally Drum Red Ale will be tapped in the GLBC Brewpub on April 3rd and will be served while supplies last. The Brewpub will open at 11:00 AM for the Tribe’s home opener on April 5th so fans can enjoy a pint before the first pitch. Pub Brewer Joel Warger will also serve a special dry-hopped firkin of Rally Drum Red Ale in the GLBC Beer Cellar on April 5th starting at 4:00 PM.


Great Lakes Brewing Company, which is comprised of a brewery and brewpub, was founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. Great Lakes Brewing Company’s distribution area extends throughout the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas. For more information or to learn more about the company, visit