July 20, 2022 | 07:00PM

Hop College: Beer 101

Join us as we break down the style and history of the beers we brew and love.

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is in session! Head down to Ohio City to expand your beer knowledge at Hop College: Beer 101.

Students who enroll in Hop College: Beer 101 will head to the “classroom” where GLBC Cicerone certified 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. There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer to help enhance your learning. We will be studying:

Dortmunder Gold Lager

Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat

TropiCoastal Tropical IPA

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Seasonal Beer

Each General Admission ticket will include one 5 oz. pour of each beer, so have those taste buds ready! Students who participate in this class will receive a special Hop College branded Nonic pint glass and notebook (both pictured below), as well as official beer nerd bragging rights.

This class also includes a tour of the brewery for an up close and personal look at how our wonderful liquid is brewed, cellared, and packaged.

  • Visitors planning to visit the brewery MUST wear closed-toe shoes (i.e. boots or sneakers; no flip flops or sandals.) This is for your personal safety and the safety of our guests.
  • Our brewery is housed in a 19th century building with narrow spaces and multiple stairwells. Be aware that breweries are hot and loud, especially in packaging areas and during the summer months.

Graduate at the bottom of your glass at Hop College, where our taproom is your classroom!

The Fine Print

  • Details are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment is non-refundable, and event date is non-transferable. Please book your date and time carefully, as refunds will not be awarded.
  • You MUST be 21 or older with a valid ID to consume, purchase, or pick up alcohol. No ID. No alcohol. No exceptions!
  • Questions? Contact us at 216.771.4404 or GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.

Back to top arrow