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

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

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.

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.  

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 Fans will have a chance to win pieces from the collection via the brewery’s #glbcsummer social media contest during the month of August.

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:

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