Great Lakes Brewing Co. (GLBC), Cleveland’s original craft brewery, is now the official craft beer of the Cleveland Indians. The multi-year partnership was announced at the Indians’ annual What’s New event at Progressive Field on Friday, March 29.
Cleveland Indians baseball has been part of the GLBC story for decades. Located less than two miles from Progressive Field, the GLBC brewpub has been a popular destination for baseball fans before and after games, with the brewery’s sustainable Fatty Wagon shuttle transporting guests to and from the stadium. Dortmunder Gold Lager first became available in the stadium’s Terrace Club in 1994, and GLBC’s presence at Progressive Field has grown ever since. GLBC beer is now available in bottles, cans, and on tap in several locations throughout the stadium, including the Right Field District, Great Lakes Brewing Co. Beer Garden, draft cart and at the Corner Bar.
During the 2019 season fans can once again look forward to enjoying a wide variety of fresh Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer at Progressive Field including year-rounds like Dortmunder Gold Lager, Holy Moses White Ale, and new Great Lakes IPA, and rotating seasonals like new Buckin’ Mule Moscow Mule Ale and Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA. GLBC brewpub’s signature beer brats and barley pretzels served with Bertman’s Dortmunder Gold Lager Mustard are available in the Right Field District.
Throughout the season fans will see GLBC signage and promotional items featuring Cleveland Indians logos both within the stadium and in the market throughout the Cleveland Indians’ broadcast footprint.
GLBC CEO Bill Boor sees the official partnership as an opportunity to create even more memories and traditions for fans, and build upon the brewery’s strong relationship with the home team.
“Our partnership with the Indians continues to grow because of the very close and real relationships our organizations share, from ownership down,” said Boor. “It feels natural to continue our association with a great group of people who share our commitment to the region. We’re excited to build upon the success we’ve had bringing Cleveland’s hometown team and hometown brewery together.”