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 three weeks in advance.


Cost Duration Includes
Starting at $250
Approximately 2 hours Four 5 oz. samples
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We’re excited to hear you’re interested in joining us for a Private Hop College class! Private Hop College is offered both in-person at the brewery, or virtually through Zoom! More details below.


Students who enroll in Hop College: Beer 101 will head to the “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 learn about (and taste) the following five (5) beers:
  1. Dortmunder Gold Lager
  2. Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat
  3. Hazecraft Hazy IPA
  4. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
  5. Plus a rotating seasonal beer (or another available beer of your choice)
Hop College classes at the brewery include a five (5) ounce sample of each of the above beers, a tour of the brewery, a Hop College notebook, and a Hop College exclusive pint glass to take home! Classes last approximately two (2) hours. Class is held in our Beer Symposium located at 1951 West 26th Street, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44113.


Private Hop College classes start at $250 for a group of up to five (5) students, with an additional $45 per each additional guest up to 30 total guests (plus Eventbrite processing fees). Private Hop College guests can also receive 10% off any merchandise (excluding beer) in the GLBC gift shop on the day of class!


Please contact our Tour and Education Department by calling us at 216.325.7846, or emailing Gift Shop & Tours Manager Private Hop College classes must be scheduled at least three (3) weeks in advance and are subject to availability.

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