Christmas Ale First Pour 2016

Catch the Christmas Ale spirit! It’s almost time to unwrap the festive cinnamon, honey, and ginger flavors of our beloved seasonal, Christmas Ale. Join us at our annual First Pour Party, Thursday, October 27 at the GLBC brewpub. Our First Pour party is free and open to the public. We will open promptly at 11AM and Brewer Santa will deliver and tap the first keg of Christmas Ale at 11:30AM. Read on to find out how you can win a VIP First Pour experience!

- Fresh Christmas Ale on tap
- Christmas Ale themed menu specials
- Brewer Santa delivers the first keg of the season

- DJ Misfit Toy spins classic and eclectic holiday vinyl (4PM-9PM)
- Meet Santa and take a photo by his throne
- The Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center will be accepting donations and hosting a raffle
- Christmas Ale donuts from our friends at Brewnuts (while supplies last)

- Fresh new Christmas Ale merchandise available for purchase
- 2016 Barrel Aged Christmas Ale timed tapping (2PM, draft only. Limit one 3 oz pour per person. While supplies last.)

Are you a Christmas Ale superfan, or just an elflike human who loves all the holiday trimmings? Show us how you get into the Christmas Ale spirit at or tag a photo of your spirited, Christmas Ale-inspired holiday preparations with #ChristmasAleSpirit on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter. One lucky winner and their special guest will be invited to our brewpub on October 27 for a VIP First Pour experience, plus a festive sack of treats. After First Pour on October 27, keep tagging your Christmas Ale-inspired photos with #ChristmasAleSpirit all season long for a chance to win weekly giveaways. Please read full rules and restrictions at before entering.

- October 27: Christmas Ale available on tap exclusively at the GLBC brewpub (sorry, no growler/crowler fills)
- November 1: Christmas Ale bottles and kegs available in the GLBC gift shop and throughout our distribution markets. Check with your local distributor and visit our Area Events page to find a tapping near you!

October 27 – October 28
Oct 27 at 11 AM to Oct 28 at 12 AM

Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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