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.

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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.

 

2013 BEER SCHOOL DATES:

January 4th
January 18th
February 1st
February 15th
March 7th
March 21st
April 4th
April 17th

May 1st
May 15th
June 5th
June 19th
July 3rd
July 17th
August 7th
August 21st
September 4th
September 18th
October 2nd
October 16th
November 6th
November 20th
December 4th