Brewery Tours


Our public brewery tour will lead you through more than just our production facility. Guests also journey through GLBC’s and Cleveland’s history and, of course, take each step with a beer in hand. Beginning in the new Beer Symposium, guests grab their first brew and view displays that showcase our heritage and unique company culture. An interactive kiosk leads users through the basics of brewing and our award-winning beers. A short video officially kicks off the tour before we venture across the street to the production brewery for more beer samples and a fun, in-depth exploration of the brewing process. Tours last approximately 60 minutes.

Public Tours
Hop College
Private Tours

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning March 15, 2020 Brewery Tours will be temporarily suspended until further notice in response to COVID-19. Please contact with questions or concerns.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Public Brewery Tours

Tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays from 12PM to 8PM (hours vary), and meet in our Beer Symposium at 1951 West 26th Street, Suite 100. Tours are $6 and include four 5 oz. beer samples of your choice, so make sure to bring your ID! Tour groups are limited to a maximum of 20 guests with 5 spots being reserved for walk-up registrations. Walk ups are taken in our Beer Symposium the day of the tour. They are sold on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved over the phone or online.

Please contact with any questions.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Education Program

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! 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 glass!

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 $100 for a group of 10 guests and $10 for each additional guest. Private tours can be booked through our tour department by calling 216.325.7846 or emailing Private tours cannot be booked for Fridays or Saturdays as we conduct our Public Brewery tours at that time. Private Tours must be scheduled four weeks in advance.