The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! Learn all about craft beer the Great Lakes way at Hop College: Beer 101. Cicerone certified GLBC staff members will crack open the story of beer – where it came from, how it’s made, and the best way to taste it (and what to taste it with!)
Students who enroll in first level of Hop College (Beer 101) will enjoy a tour of the Great Lakes production facility for a behind the scenes look at our brewery, history, and philosophy. After the tour, we’ll head back to the “classroom” where Cicerone certified GLBC teachers will help you tap into a deeper understanding of craft beer with a guided tasting of our seven core beers (and one or two surprises), plus a lesson on sensory analysis, style history and guidelines, the brewing process, food pairings, and more during this crash course on all things suds. There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer samples and small bites from the brewpub to help enhance your learning.
Students who complete Beer 101 will leave with a special Hop College branded nonic pint (don’t know what that is? See you at the class!), a stamp on their report card (complete all three Hop College classes for a special t-shirt “diploma”), and official beer nerd bragging rights. All students enrolled can enjoy 10% off a brewpub food order or gift shop purchase (valid for day of class only).
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.
When our Beer Symposium is not available, Beer School may be held in the brewpub’s historic Rockefeller Room or the brewery Tasting Room.
Guests without a valid ID at check-in will not receive beer samples. Guests MUST be 21 or older with a valid ID to consume or purchase alcohol. No exceptions!
GLBC gift cards cannot be redeemed for Hop College or other events. Only Hop College vouchers may be used.
Questions? Contact us at 216.771.4404 or GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.