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Great Lakes, Great Summer!

Posted May 8, 2014 By Marissa DeSantis

I love Cleveland, but sometimes I just need to ditch my hometown and hit the road. I’m a road trip junkie. Meandering long distance hauls, one-tank day trips—I just love coasting past cornfields, weaving through cities, and making adventures and friends wherever I go.

There are a few things I never travel without: a good mix of music (usually themed around the trip), a couple of cameras, and some tasty brews (traveling with GLBC beer is a great way to make fast friends!)

I know I’m not alone, because over the past year I’ve seen your photos of our beer popping up at, our fan photo site. You’ve taken GLBC beer everywhere from the cliffs of Ireland to the beaches of California. We’ve seen Christmas Ale on mountaintops, and Commodore Perry IPA at sea. We all appreciate the effort you make to bring your favorite beer along with you when you travel. Now, it’s time for you to get rewarded for it.

I hope that you’ve interacted with before. First, because it’s awesome for me to see so many cool pictures of our beer. And more importantly for you, because it’s the easiest way to enter to win GLBC prizes.

Great Lakes Great Summer
We’ve re-vamped our trusty fan photo site for the summer. Now, you can tag your photo with #FriendsofGLBC on Twitter OR Instagram to enter, in addition to uploading directly at Our new photo gallery is much more dynamic and interactive, so feel free to comment, like, and share your favorite pictures on Facebook and Twitter.

The best part is what you can win. Between May 1 and July 31, share your summer adventure-themed pictures with for a chance to win one of six grand prizes. We worked with local vendors to acquire six high-quality, one-of-a-kind prizes, each of which will be customized with GLBC artwork: a kayak, a tent, a standup paddleboard, a backpack, a bicycle, and a grill. Visit to check out our prize gallery and see which one best suits your summer style.

Throughout the promotion, we’ll also award weekly prizes like t-shirts, disc flyers, and bottle sleeves, so go ahead and enter as much as you like! We're looking for creative photos themed around summer/recreation/outdoor activities while tastefully and responsibly enjoying a GLBC beer. So keep it fun, keep it active, and keep it classy. Complete rules and restrictions are available at

Great Lakes Great Summer Swag
We’re giving away lots of GLBC prizes this summer, but a few of our summer-themed items are also available in our onsite Gift Shop and Online Store. If you’d rather not leave it up to chance, you can shop now! But you should still enter your photos—that’s more fun!

Next time you're hiking with The Wright Pils, sipping Dortmunder Gold on your rowboat, or hosting a big ol' bonfire with Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, remember to snap a picture and share it. It's gonna be a great summer.


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