Hop College: Sensory Expedition

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! Learn all about how to fine tune your senses the Great Lakes Brewing Co. way at Hop College: Sensory Expedition. Join our Beer Education crew as they help you understand what it takes to serve and drink a great beer and what issues might arise when things don’t go as planned.

Students who enroll in Hop College: Sensory Expedition will head to the classroom where we will help you tap into a deeper understanding of craft beer with a guided tasting of GLBC beers. We'll highlight, taste, and smell different ingredients and food with flavors that our beers evoke to help you build your sensory vocabulary. We'll also explore the common off flavors that can occur in beer.

Students who complete Sensory Expedition will leave with a special Hop College Teku glass, and official beer nerd bragging rights. Add-on tickets are also available for an exclusive Hop College notebook and GLBC pen.

For the health and safety of our hard working brewery employees, proof of vaccination (final dose administered at least two weeks before class date) is required for participation in Hop College classes at the brewery.

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

The Fine Print

Effective September 7, 2021, proof of vaccination is required for all Hop College students. You will be asked to present your vaccination card upon checking in for your class. Masks are not currently required for vaccinated guests, but you are welcome to wear one throughout your class. GLBC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who puts guests or staff at risk. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy.

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.