Hut, hut, brew! The football faithful in Cleveland asked and we listened. Great Lakes Brewing Co. is proud to announce the return of 73, 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 in cans and on draft throughout the Cleveland area beginning on July 31, 2019.
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. Cans of 73 will hit the gift shop first on July 31, but we invite you to join us (and Joe!) at our celebration party on August 7.
Find 73 Kolsch in 12 oz. can 6-Packs and on draft throughout Northeast Ohio beginning August 5. Complete release details below…
73 Kolsch Release Details
GLBC Gift Shop: On sale Wednesday, July 31
GLBC Brewpub: On tap beginning Monday, August 5
Northeast Ohio: On sale beginning Monday, August 5
73 Kolsch Brewpub Celebration
Celebrate the release of 73 with Joe Thomas at our brewpub on Wednesday, August 7. Joe will be on hand for beers and photos (no autographs, please!) beginning at 5PM.
Flavor: Reliably crisp and smooth, with consecutive snaps of earthy hop aromas and subtle rye bitterness
Pairs with: Sausages, cheese curds, and tailgating
Package: 6-Pack 12 oz. Cans, Draft
Availability: August 2019 at the GLBC gift shop and select Northeast Ohio area locations, for a limited time.
For updates on 73 Kolsch's release and availability, stay tuned to greatlakesbrewing.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Questions? Call us at 216.771.4404 or shoot us an email at GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.