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Posted August 17, 2011 By GLBeer Snob
So we are officially in the middle of August and this summer has flown by so fast! It felt like just yesterday when I was enjoying a Lake Erie Monster on our Market Avenue patio and gearing up for our annual Burning River Fest (we drew in over 5,000 attendees and raised upwards of $100K, which will be awarded as grants to local non-profit organizations!). I’m disappointed I didn’t get to enjoy the pool much this summer, but I am truly excited about all the upcoming releases and events happening at GLBC this fall.
Let’s start with the beer. We changed up our lineup this year and will be offering Blackout Stout in November - PERFECT timing for the cold winter months. And the shelf life on this lovely brew has increased to 270 days!
But who wants to see winter just yet? We cannot forget about Oktoberfest (now available!) and “the beer with the bite”, Nosferatu (due out in September). Don’t forget to mark your calendars for GLBC’s annual Oktoberfest (September 23-24). Guests will enjoy live music, German inspired food and most importantly...GLBC Oktoberfest beer! We’ll also feature a “keep the stein” special with a beautiful glass German stein - I cannot wait! We also recently introduced a stylish Nosferatu organic cotton hooded sweatshirt that will really make a statement while you savor this remarkably balanced brew.
Of course, we cannot overlook our beloved Christmas Ale. If you made a visit to the Brewpub recently, you probably smelled the cinnamon aromas in the air. Last year, Christmas Ale production got off to a later start because of our brewery expansion, but I am happy to report we are in full swing this year and getting ready for the release.
Besides our wonderful craft beers, we offer our customers a slew of events here at GLBC. Our next quarterly lecture series, Names Behind the Brews, will focus on Burning Rivers (four rivers in the Great Lakes Basin that caught on fire, including the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland). We will continue our Firkin Thursdays and Kristine Jackson will be singing her bluesy tunes twice a month. Starting Tuesday, August 30th, Good Time Trivia LIVE will be in the Beer Cellar every Tuesday. Teams of up to ten (10) players will be eligible to compete weekly and win prizes. I’m competitive so watch out!
Share with us what you are most looking forward to this fall. Those who comment below will be selected randomly to win a GLBC Christmas Ale baseball cap!