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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Public Brewery Tours
Free Brewery tours are available on the hour on Fridays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please note: Brewery tours involve multiple stairwells, some of which are steep and narrow; please plan accordingly and always use caution while touring the brewing facility. We highly recommend that tour participants wear closed-toe shoes. Tour registrations do not serve as dinner reservations; please see the host for dining arrangements.
There is no pre-registration for our free Public Brewery tour, but you can view the schedule here with our other Pub events.
Guests should meet in our Gift Shop (adjacent to the Brewpub) at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time to sign up for their desired time slot. We recommend arriving at least an hour before your preffered time to ensure there are available spots. For safety reasons, each tour is limited to 20 guests.
Please also plan accordingly around your dining plans-- tours start sharply on the hour and will not be delayed for late guests. Guests who miss their registered tour time are not guaranteed slots in earlier or later tours. Please be courteous and honor your registration. Please note: The availability of free tours on Fridays and Saturdays is subject to change due to special bookings.
Private Brewery Tours
We offer Private Brewery Tours for interested groups. Private Brewery Tours are available for groups at a cost of $75.00 per group up to 20 people Monday - Thursday between 2:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Friday private tours are based on availability. (Free public tours are available Friday evenings and Saturdays). Scheduling a Private Brewery Tour is dependent on date availability and requires a four week lead-time. A signed contract with prepayment is required. For more information, call 216.771.4404, ext. 218.
Private Beer School
If you are interested in Beer School, but cannot fit one of the Wednesday Beer Schools in your schedule, we offer the opportunity to book Private Beer Schools at GLBC for your minimum group of 20 or more (maximum 30) Monday - Thursday between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The cost is $35.00 per person and in addition to the Brewery tour, participants receive an official "Beer School Graduate" t-shirt, a 5 oz. GLBC tasting glass, a light snack, and a tasting of Cleveland's finest variety of brews. Scheduling a Private Beer School is dependent on date availability and requires a four week lead-time. A signed contract with prepayment is required. For more information, call 216.771.4404, ext. 218.
Beer Tastings and Talks
If you'd like an "Education in Fine Beer", but cannot gather your group at GLBC, we offer the opportunity for you to book our Tasting Guide for a Private Beer Tasting at your offsite event. Our Tasting Guide is available for private events Monday - Thursday at a cost of $75.00 per group. Special arrangements can be made for a Private Beer Tasting on Friday or Saturday at a cost of $100.00 per group. Scheduling a Private Beer Tasting is dependent on date availability and requires a three week lead-time. Please note: Private Beer Tastings are not available onsite at GLBC - we recommend our onsite Beer School as an alternative. It is the responsibility of the individual(s) hiring our Tasting Guide to provide all of the beer necessary to conduct the tasting. A signed contract with prepayment is required. For more information, call 216.771.4404, ext. 218.
Now Available: Public tours of Ohio City Farm!
Ohio City Farm is a 6-acre urban farm founded by GLBC and community partners, at which we grow organic produce and brewing ingredients for our Brewpub. Tours (by appointment only) depart on foot from our Gift Shop on Saturdays at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM and last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are by appointment only with Richard Basich; contact him at 216.771.4404, x508. Note: Tours will occur in light rain, but are cancelled in case of thunderstorms.