Tours and Classes

Great Lakes Brewing Company Public Brewery Tours

Welcome to Great Lakes - let our employee-owners show you around! Go behind the scenes of Ohio’s original craft brewery with a public brewery tour. Guests will grab their first taste of our award-winning beer in the Beer Symposium before venturing into the production facility for an up close and personal look at how that wonderful liquid is brewed, cellared, and packaged! Our knowledgeable (and super friendly) tour guides will guide you each step of the way with an in-depth look at our history, brewing processes, and more. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and include four 5 oz. beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home!

Please contact glbcinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com with any questions.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Private Brewery Tours

We offer private brewery tours Monday through Thursday to better accommodate large groups that wish to have their own personal tour guide or varying schedules. Private tours start at $150 for a group of up to 10 guests and $10 for each additional guest, and include four 5 ounce beer samples per guest. Private tours can be booked through our tour department by calling 216.325.7846 or emailing glbcinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com. Private tours cannot be booked for Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays as we conduct our Public Brewery tours at that time. Private Tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Education Program

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session at Great Lakes Brewing Co.! Learn all about craft beer the Great Lakes way. 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 complete Hop College Classes will leave with a special Hop College branded glass specific for each class!

Private Virtual Hop College Classes

GLBC offers private Hop College Classes to accommodate large groups that wish to have their own personal classroom on varying schedules. Private Hop College Classes can be offered in both Virtual and In-Person Format. Pricing for both in person and virtual Private Hop College classes varies depending on group size and curriculum. Check out the link below for more information and how to schedule. Private Hop College Classes must be booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.

HOP College Private Classes

Students who enroll in Virtual Hop College: Beer 101 will head to the virtual “classroom” where GLBC Beer Educators crack open the story of beer – where it came from, how it’s made, and the best way to taste it. Our Beer Educators will help you tap into a deeper understanding of craft beer the GLBC way, by taking a look at our brewery, history, and philosophy.

For this class, we’ll be learning about (and tasting) the following 5 beers:

No text books required, but feel free to pick up a few of these beers that you’re interested in for class! (Additionally, we can offer tickets that include these study beers, and a special Hop College exclusive glass! These beers can also be altered to fit the needs of your group if necessary.)

Class will be held via Zoom, and will be a total of 60 minutes. Students will be responsible for downloading the Zoom app ahead of time.

Pricing for Virtual Hop College varies depending on the group size, as well as the beers selected. Classes can be offered with or without beer. Keep in mind, for any tickets including beer, study beers must be picked up in our Gift Shop located in Ohio City. State of Ohio Law, unfortunately, prohibits us from shipping beer.

Must be 2 weeks in advance at minimum. We can't guarantee your date will be available, but will check availability and follow up.
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