Great Lakes is a fitting moniker for the Cleveland craft brewery. The Great Lakes form the largest group of freshwater lakes on earth, and Great Lakes Brewing Co. (GLBC) has aims to become one of the world’s largest makers of freshly crafted beer in the United States and beyond. GLBC is ranked No. 19 on the Brewers Association list of the top 50 biggest craft breweries in the United States (based on beer sales volume). Now, Ohio’s first craft brewery has its focus on Minnesota.
On Sept. 9, GLBC will enter St. Cloud with Bernick’s Beverages & Vending. GLBC currently serves Duluth and the Twin Cities region, and this rollout will help to extend distribution throughout the state. Deeper distribution in the state of Minnesota aligns with the company’s strategic growth plans. Customers can expect to see GLBC’s Year-Round family of beers in package and draft, as well as the GLBC Taster’s Pack (a sampler 12-pack). The new market roll-out will involve multiple customer appreciation events, meet-and-greets, tastings and giveaways throughout the area. Visit greatlakesbrewing.com/Minnesota and follow @GLBCinMN on Twitter for exclusive updates and event announcements.
Currently, GLCB currently serves 13 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway as the first craft brewery in the state of Ohio, GLBC is nationally known for its exceptional family of beers including Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Burning River Pale Ale, Commodore Perry India Pale Ale and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.