Great Lakes Brewing Co. Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Great Lakes Brewing Co. (GLBC) celebrates 35 years of independent craft brewing with a series of releases, events, and merchandise. In its 35th year GLBC celebrates its legacy as an employee-owned top 20 American craft brewery. Read on to learn about all of our exciting 35th Anniversary gear, beer, and cheer! Stay updated at greatlakesbrewing.com/glbc35.

Renderings of Barrel Aged Imperial Amber 4-Pack and Retro Dortmunder Gold Lager 6-Pack.    

A SPECIAL BEER FOR 35 YEARS
Celebrating in style, GLBC will release a limited edition Barrel Aged Imperial Amber. Inspired by Eliot Ness Amber Lager, one of the brewery’s two original recipes, the 12.1% beer is aged in Bulleit® Bourbon barrels and releases in foil-stamped 4-Pack Bottles throughout GLBC’s footprint beginning September 11, just after the brewery’s official anniversary on September 6.

A RETRO CELEBRATION
Starting in August, customers throughout GLBC’s distribution footprint will find limited edition retro blue, gold, and white 6-Packs of Dortmunder Gold Lager bottles, featuring the original 6-Pack design and vintage logo from GLBC’s early distribution days.  

A RETRO MERCH COLLECTION
Fans will find a limited series of “throwback” merchandise including a baseball cap, hoodie, jacket, stemmed glass, and more, starting August 4. The collection can be found now at GLBC’s onsite gift shop and at store.greatlakesbrewing.com/anniversary-collection. Fans will have a chance to win pieces from the collection via the brewery’s #glbcsummer social media contest during the month of August.

PARTYING LIKE IT’S 1988
The GLBC brewpub will host a 35th Anniversary party on Saturday, August 19. A favorite pub exclusive will be on tap along with a day of family-friendly fun including caricatures and balloon art, treats from Mason’s Creamery, a DJ set, a vinyl pop-up shop featuring local record stores, and more! Guests can shop from the brewery’s 35th collection and more with a pint in hand. The 35th anniversary party is free and open to the public. Details subject to change. More at: greatlakesbrewing.com/events/35th-anniversary-party.

Share in the celebration by tagging your photos, videos, and memories with #GLBC35 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Questions? Email GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com for more information.

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