- 2516 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
- Company Information:
Great Lakes Brewing Company is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer and food for the enjoyment of our customers. We aspire to maintain our status as the premier craft brewery in the Great Lakes region and are dedicated to uncompromising service, continuous improvement and innovative consumer education.
Great Lakes Brewing Company's first expansion in 1992 to the adjacent Fries & Scheule Building made it possible for the company to meet the growing demand for its products. In 1998, driven by increased market demand and regional growth, Great Lakes Brewing Company began renovations to a building across from the Fries & Scheule Building location and transformed it into a 75-barrel system capable of producing up to 70,000 barrels annually.
The brewery consists of six buildings, three of which originally served as horse stables and kegging facilities for the Schlather Brewing Company - an operation that was built in 1878 and once brewed up to 90,000 barrels a year. This brewery, established by German immigrant Leonard Schlather, was one of more than 30 that thrived in Cleveland in its "Golden Age of Brewing" (before Prohibition in 1920). After Prohibition, all that remained of this famous brewery was the gutted shell of the horse stables until 2000 when GLBC unveiled its newly expanded brewery. As a result of this $8 million brewery expansion, Great Lakes Brewi