73 Kolsch Is Back!

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 August 13, 2020.

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. Limited edition merchandise and 12 oz. can 6-Packs of 73 Kolsch will hit the gift shop on August 13. Find 73 Kolsch in 12 oz. can 6-Packs and on draft throughout Northeast Ohio beginning August 17. Complete release details below…

73 Kolsch Release Details
GLBC Gift Shop: On sale Thursday, August 13
GLBC Brewpub: Coming soon!
Northeast Ohio: On sale beginning Monday, August 17

73 Kolsch Livestream with Joe Thomas
Celebrate the release of 73 with a special Facebook livestream with Joe Thomas on August 20. Joe will join our brewers to talk about the beer and answer your questions. More details to come - follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates!

The Beer
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 20
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 2020 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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Questions? Call us at 216.771.4404 or shoot us an email at GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.