Great Lakes Brewing Company
Established in 1988, the Great Lakes Brewing Company secured itself as the first brewpub and microbrewery in the northeast Ohio area.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company takes pride in their innovative 7-barrel brewing system in which they pump out the most flavorful pub exclusive beers. This brewery is heavily distributed in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio but is not interested in expanding their business into a nonlocal sector, making it a great economic booster for the area as well as a local fan favorite. The building itself in which the brewery is housed is right next to the West Side Market and actually consists of 3 different buildings/areas. There is the actual microbrewery on one side, the brewpub in the middle, and an indoor/outdoor beer garden on the far side.
The beer garden is an eco-friendly guest favorite, featuring a canvas retractable roof, radiant heated floors, a fireplace, a cobblestone patio, and also a straw bale wall. Visitors can grab some of the best pub brews, such as the Heisman, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, or Burning River Pale Ale (Cuyahoga River), each with their own unique story, and dance the evening away with some live music over at the garden, or head inside to the Tiger Mahogany Bar for the classic Great Lakes Brewing experience.
If you are not in the mood for a sit down drink, take a glance at their full Americana-style pub menu for some delicious late night tapas. Your group can also just choose to take a tour of the facility, with the options of seeing inside the brewery, the beer garden, the main brewpub, as well as the basement beer cellar which contains the fermenters and aging operation for the company. Whatever you decide to do at Great Lakes Brewing Company, you’re going to have a great time!