Great Lakes Brewing Company is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer and food for the enjoyment of our customers.

We promote the responsible enjoyment of our products; if you are of legal drinking age (21 years or older), we invite you to visit our website.

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Develop a Good Head for Beer!

Participants in Great Lakes Brewing Company's® Beer School receive an extensive tour of our production Brewery. Our expert Tour and Tasting Guides share their knowledge of the following beer topics:

  • Ingredients
  • The Brewhouse
  • Fermentation
  • Packaging
  • Beer Styles

Each two-hour Wednesday evening Beer School is $35.00/person and is limited to 30 people per session. In addition to a tour of our Brewery, attendees receive:

  • The official "Beer School Graduate" t-shirt (available in M-XXL)
  • A 5 oz. GLBC tasting glass
  • A light snack
  • An extensive guided tasting of our Exceptional Family of Beers, plus a surprise “style of the month.”

What You Need To Know To Attend Beer School:

  • Attendees must be 21 years of age with a valid ID to attend Beer School. IDs are checked upon arrival. No ID, no Beer School--no exceptions!

  • Reservations must be made online and held with a valid credit card, which will be charged before the event. Registration and payment for Beer School are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. NOTE: GLBC gift cards cannot be redeemed for Beer School.
  • When registering, attendees are required to submit their preferred t-shirt sizes; attendees who do not provide t-shirt sizes will receive an XL t-shirt.
  • Registered attendees must confirm their reservation in person in our Gift Shop (adjacent to the Brewpub) at least 15 minutes prior to Beer School.
  • Beer School is held in our Rockefeller Room or Tasting Room (attendees are informed upon check-in).
  • Sessions begin promptly at 7PM.