Hop College: Malty Beers

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session – virtually! Expand your beer knowledge from the comfort of your home at Hop College: Style Analysis. This month’s focus? Malty beers! Join Certified Cicerone® Great Lakes Brewing Co. staff as we crack open the history of malt - the "soul of beer" - and taste some of our favorite toasty, roasty, and fruity styles!

Students who enroll in Hop College: Style Analysis will head to the virtual “classroom” where GLBC Education Coordinator and Certified Cicerone®️ Michael Williams will help you tap into a deeper understanding of various grain-forward beers with a guided tasting complete with sensory analysis, a rundown of the history of the style, the stories behind GLBC's versions, and more during this crash course on all things malt! There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer to help enhance your learning. We will be tasting:

Conway's Irish Ale
Bierwolf Dunkelweizen
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Eliot Ness Amber Lager

Each General Admission ticket will include one 12 oz. can or bottle of each beer, so feel free to have a study buddy join you! Students who enroll will receive a special Hop College branded snifter glass and notebook (pictured below.) Feel like adding on some extracurriculars? We have plenty of other beer to-go available at the Gift Shop!

Graduate at the bottom of your glass at Hop College, where our virtual 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.

Virtual Hop College will be held via Zoom. The link for the class session will be sent shortly before the start of class via email. Students will be responsible for downloading the Zoom app ahead of time. Having trouble with downloading Zoom? Let us know by emailing us at GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.

Study beer for General Admission tickets will be available for pick up at the GLBC Gift Shop prior to the start of class. Beer may be picked up beginning 12PM on Friday, February 12 and until 5PM on Wednesday, February 17. You MUST be 21 or older with a valid ID to consume, purchase, or pick up alcohol. No ID. No alcohol. No exceptions!

Ticket options are also available for access to class only. The "Class Access Only" ticket option does not include study beers, notebook, or glassware.

Questions? Contact us at 216.771.4404 or GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.