Great Lakes Brewing’s Annual Christmas Ale First Pour Celebration Slated for Thursday, October 21 at the Ohio City Brewpub



For many beer lovers in the region – and many outside of it, to be honest – the holiday season officially kicks off with the first sip of Great Lakes Brewing’s iconic Christmas Ale. And that first sip, for diehard fans, typically occurs at the annual Christmas Ale First Pour celebration, held at the Ohio City brewpub (2516 Market Ave.).

This year’s festivities will take place on Thursday, October 21, a day filled with pageantry, tradition and camaraderie.

The events kick off at 10:30 a.m. with the Cleveland Carolers, followed, in turn, by the ceremonial keg delivery (11 a.m.) and first pour (11:30 a.m.). There will be Christmas Ale-themed food specials all day long. Also on tap, so to speak, is a visit from Krampus and fresh donuts dished up by Brewnuts.

As usual, expect large, enthusiastic crowds. This year, also be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test administered within 72 hours.

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