Great Lakes Brewing Co. will celebrate three decades in business with two new beers, some refreshed recipes and the addition of more releases packaged in cans.
The two new beers for next year will be Cloud Cutter Ale and Holy Moses Raspberry White Ale, available in March and May respectively. Cloud Cutter Ale clocks in at 5.1 percent ABV, while Holy Moses Raspberry White Ale comes 6.2 percent ABV. Both new beers will be packaged in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
In addition, Holy Moses White Ale will transition to year-round production with new label artwork by artist Darren Booth. Named in honor of Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio, the ale is brewed with a blend of coriander, chamomile and orange peel and will be available in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles starting in January.
Another update to the Great Lakes year-round lineup is Burning River Pale Ale, which will now be brewed with more locally sourced ingredients. The refreshed recipe incorporates “regionally grown hops, and malt from Cleveland’s Haus Malts,” according to Great Lakes’ website and will also sport new packaging.
Commodore Perry IPA will be replacing Burning River Pale Ale in Great Lakes Variety Pack, which will include three each of four different beers packaged in 12-ounce cans:
- Dortmunder Gold Lager
- Eliot Ness Amber Lager
- Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
- Commodore Perry IPA
Finally, cans of Turntable Pils and Lightkeeper Blonde Ale will return year-round in 2018 in new six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Additionally, a limited run of Rally Drum Red Ale will arrive in April, while fall will bring fan favorite Moondog Ale, both packaged in 12-packs of 16-ounce cans.