73 Kolsch Is Back!

Hut, hut, brew! The football faithful in Cleveland asked and we listened. Great Lakes Brewing Co. is proud to announce the return of 73 Kolsch, a limited edition Kolsch-Style Ale brewed in collaboration with Cleveland football hero Joe Thomas. The light, crisp, tailgate worthy beer named for the left tackle’s uniform number will return throughout Northeast Ohio beginning July 25, 2022.

A special collaboration that started in 2018, 73 is our way of honoring a local legend with a tasty tribute. After Joe retired (with 10,363 consecutive snaps under his belt!) we invited him to join our brewers in designing and brewing the perfect game day beer. No stranger to hard work and grit, he even rolled up his sleeves to add hops to the boil and rake out the spent grain. Of course, we expected nothing less from our hometown hero.

Brewed with rye for a crisp, dry finish, our light Kolsch-style ale is an easy drinking beer with just the right amount of complexity. Limited edition merchandise and 16 oz. Can 6-Packs of 73 Kolsch are available in the gift shop now. Find 73 Kolsch in 16 oz. Can 6-Packs and on Draft throughout Northeast Ohio beginning July 25. Complete release details below…

GLBC Gift Shop: Available now!
GLBC Brewpub: Coming soon!
Northeast Ohio: On sale beginning Monday, July 25

Celebrate the release of 73 with a special Brewmaster’s Dinner featuring the Iron Man himself! Join us for an intimate four-course beer dinner with special guest Joe Thomas on Tuesday, August 2. Hear stories from Joe, get to know our brewers, and enjoy a menu inspired by Joe's Hall of Fame caliber career. Tickets are limited. See the menu and reserve your table here.

ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 20
Flavor: Reliably crisp and smooth, with consecutive snaps of earthy hop aromas and subtle rye bitterness
Pairs with: Sausages, cheese curds, and tailgating
Package: 16 oz. 6-Pack Cans, Draft
Availability: July 2022 at the GLBC gift shop and select Northeast Ohio area locations, for a limited time.

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Questions? Email GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com for more information.

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