Hop College: Style Analysis - Holiday Beers



The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! Learn all about beer styles the Great Lakes way at Hop College: Style Analysis. This month’s focus? Holiday Beers! Join Certified Cicerone® Great Lakes Brewing Co. staff as we crack open the story of Christmas Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and more – where they come from, how they're made, and the best way to taste them (and what to taste them with!)

Students who enroll in Hop College: Style Analysis will head to the “classroom” where GLBC Education Representative and Certified Cicerone® Michael Williams will help you tap into a deeper understanding of holiday beers with a guided tasting of the style, plus a refresher on sensory analysis, a rundown of the history and style guidelines of different ales and lagers, food pairings, and more during this crash course on all things hop and malt. 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 this class will leave with a special Hop College branded Teku glass (don’t know what that is? See you at the class!), 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!

Upcoming Hop College Classes

September 18 - Food & Beer
October 2 - Sensory Training
​November 21 - Style Analysis: Holiday Beers

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.