Cleveland legend Great Lakes Brewing Co. (GLBC) continues to keep up with the times, releasing some hoppier beers and launching several key brands in cans in the last few years. Heading into 2018 (its 30th year), GLBC has a couple new seasonals, a new year-round brand and a reimagined favorite. Here are the highlights:
1. Holy Moses White Ale goes year-round.
Holy Moses White Ale, named in honor of Cleveland founder Moses Cleaveland, has long been a fan favorite with its signature blend of coriander, chamomile and orange peel. This year it makes a triumphant return to six-packs, 12-packs and draft year-round in all of GLBC’s distribution markets. Holy Moses White Ale’s new packaging sports reimagined label artwork by artist Darren Booth.
2. Burning River Pale Ale now locally sourced.
Burning River Pale Ale was inspired by the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969, which sparked a renewed interest in protecting our natural resources. Now the classic Pale Ale boasts even more local ties, incorporating regionally grown hops and malt from Cleveland’s Haus Malts. Along with a refreshed recipe featuring regionally sourced ingredients, Burning River Pale Ale’s updated packaging is now highlighted with bright orange accents. Maybe partially because of this commitment, Burning River is being replaced in GLBC’s variety 12-pack with Commodore Perry IPA.
3. Two new beers for 2018.
MARCH: CLOUD CUTTER ALE
Inspired by the historic Cleveland Air Races, Cloud Cutter Ale zips into GLBC’s diverse seasonal portfolio. Citrusy hop flavors and aromas barrel roll through a cloud cover of pillowy wheat and crisp malt in this refreshing, easy-drinking new ale. Available in six-packs, 12-packs and draft. ABV: 5.1 percent | IBU: 40
MAY: HOLY MOSES RASPBERRY WHITE ALE
Complementing the year-round return of fan favorite Holy Moses White Ale comes a seasonal raspberry-infused spin on the original. In the spirit of Moses Cleaveland’s thirst for discovery, the classic Holy Moses White Ale meets fresh, juicy raspberries to forge a pint worth planting a flag in (or an orange slice!). Available in six-packs, 12-packs and draft. ABV: 6.2 percent | IBU: 20