Christmas Ale in July

It's the other most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we celebrate everyone's favorite off-season celebration during a jolly July that's gift-wrapped with more fresh Christmas Ale events than ever before.

It’s #ChristmasAtTheCorner, Tribe fans! Great Lakes Brewing Co. and the Cleveland Indians are proud to present the first ever Christmas Ale in July celebration at Progressive Field on Thursday, July 22 at 7PM v. the Tampa Bay Rays. Fresh-brewed Christmas Ale will be on tap at the GLBC Beer Garden and at select GLBC draft beer locations throughout the stadium. 

Celebrate the early holiday with a limited edition Christmas Ale in July stadium-exclusive commemorative cup, available for purchase at select GLBC draft locations while supplies last. And of course, fans are encouraged to dress up in their holiday best, as special programming and photo opportunities will take place throughout the game. 

To celebrate this festive event and thank the hardworking people of the service industry, GLBC is hosting a Service Industry All Stars Contest with a chance for three lucky service industry employees (and guests!) to win a VIP experience at Christmas Ale in July at the Ballpark. To nominate your favorite bartender, server, or other hospitality employee, click here.

Want to extend your mid-summer merriment? Shuttle rides will be available to and from the brewpub so you can stop into our pub for a holiday-themed bite, and let our friendly shuttle drivers take care of your transportation to Progressive Field. More details below.

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The jolliest of July traditions has returned to the GLBC brewpub! Meet us in Ohio City for a pint of our holiday classic, paired with festive fare and music. Don’t forget to dress in your holiday best!

Thursday, July 22
11AM – 10PM (Bar close TBD)
Christmas Ale will be tapped at 11:30AM
Jolly July food specials served all day

Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis with no reservations available. A 3 hour time limit will be in place for all tables. Standing room will be available in our beer garden and patio.

Shuttles rides to Progressive Field will begin at 6PM so you can continue your Jolly July festivities. Round-trip shuttle rides are free with the purchase of any brewpub or gift shop item.

Taylor Lamborn Duo will perform a mix of holiday and summer tunes from 6PM – 9PM on the patio. 

Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Masks are not required for entry, but we ask that you please wear yours if have not yet been vaccinated.
This is a draft only event -- no bottles or cans of Christmas Ale will be available in the gift shop.
Crowler and growler fills will not be available on July 22. Any Christmas Ale remaining after July 22 will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Details subject to change without notice. Don't forget your ID! Guests who wish to purchase and consume alcohol at Great Lakes Brewing Co. must be 21 or older with a valid ID. No ID, no alcohol. No exceptions! 

Oh, you thought we were done spreading good cheer? Never! For the first time, fresh-brewed Christmas Ale is coming to a tap near you this summer! We’re celebrating the safe return of our favorite watering holes with kegs of fresh-brewed Christmas Ale throughout Ohio. Keep your eyes open for Christmas Ale in July events at your favorite place to drink GLBC beer beginning July 16 and tag your merriest moments with #ChristmasAleinJuly to join in the fun.

And if you needed even more reason to get excited, bottles of the highly coveted Barrel Aged Christmas Ale will be released at the GLBC Gift Shop on Sunday, July 11 and throughout our distribution footprint beginning Monday, July 12. Learn more here.

Questions? Call us at 216.771.4404 or email for more information.