Virtual Hop College: Summer Beers

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session – virtually! Expand your beer knowledge from home at Hop College: Style Analysis. This month’s focus? GLBC's beers of summer! Join Certified Cicerone® Great Lakes Brewing Co. staff as we crack open the history of our summertime suds, and taste these beers made for the best time of the year!

Students who enroll in Hop College: Style Analysis will head to the “classroom” where Certified Cicerone®️ Great Lakes Brewing Co. staff will help you tap into a deeper understanding of our various summery styles with a guided tasting complete with sensory analysis, a rundown of the history of the style, the stories behind GLBC's versions, and more during this crash course on all things hoppy and malty! There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer to help enhance your learning. We will be tasting:

Tidal Fury Imperial Hazy IPA
Hazecraft IPA
Lemon Hefeweizen
Burning River Pale Ale

Each General Admission ticket will include one 12 oz. can or bottle of each beer, so feel free to have a study buddy join you! Students who enroll will receive a special Hop College branded Teku glass (pictured below). Feel like adding on some extracurriculars? We have plenty of other beer to-go available at the Gift Shop!

Graduate at the bottom of your glass at Hop College, where our taproom is your classroom!

The Fine Print
Details are subject to change without notice. Payment is non-refundable, and event date is non-transferable. Please book your date and time carefully, as refunds will not be awarded.

Virtual Hop College will be held via Zoom. The link for the class session will be sent shortly before the start of class via email. Students will be responsible for downloading the Zoom app ahead of time. Having trouble with downloading Zoom? Let us know by emailing us at

Study beer for General Admission tickets will be available for pick up at the GLBC Gift Shop prior to the start of class. Beer may be picked up beginning 12PM on Friday, July 23rd and until 5PM on Wednesday, July 28. You MUST be 21 or older with a valid ID to consume, purchase, or pick up alcohol. No ID. No alcohol. No exceptions!

Ticket options are also available for access to class only. The "Class Access Only" ticket option does not include study beers or glassware.

Questions? Contact us at 216.771.4404 or