Stop by the Art of Beer Experience!
The World Beer Festival and Great Lakes Brewing Co. are proud to present the Art of Beer Experience, an educational area where beer lovers can experience the work, passion and creative process of skilled artisans and their craft. Visit the Art of Beer Experience not only to learn more about the artistry behind many of the beers you’ll find at the festival, but also to delve deeper into a life enriched by beer.
Beer of the Buckeye State
Go behind the scenes of Ohio beer on this lively panel discussion lead by All About Beer Magazine editor John Holl. The panel will be comprised of a variety of head brewers and owners from very diverse backgrounds. Lean about brewpubs, production breweries and trailblazers and how they have build their companies to put beer in your glass.
- John Haggerty, Brewmaster, Warped Wing Brewing Co.
- Paul Benner, Owner, Platform Beer Co.
- Karl Spiesman, Co-Owner and Brewer, Brick and Barrel
Learning by Drinking: Finding Your Next Favorite Beer
Found a beer (or three) that you love–but still thirsty for more? Join All About Beer Magazine’s beer editor Ken Weaver for a tasting across the wide world of beer through its key ingredients. Find how traditional styles work, where to look for more beers like the ones you’re currently digging, and what brand-new hop varieties and so-not-traditional ingredients mean for what you’ll be drinking next.
Meet Luke Purcell, head brewer at Great Lakes Brewing Co., and try one of the brewery’s creations. They will be serving the following beers available all day at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. pouring station (#30):
- Eliot Ness Amber Lager
- Burning River Pale Ale
- Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
- Dortmunder Gold
- Commodore Perry IPA
- Lawn Seat Kolsch
- Aloha Ale
- Honey Ale
- Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA
- Barrel Aged Blackout Stout (VIP lounge only)
FROM WATER TO BEER
Great Lakes Brewing Co. has been artfully crafting ales and lagers for more than 25 years. You now have an opportunity to learn how those four little ingredients come together to make that delicious drink in your glass. Sample Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA while you learn how the raw ingredients are translated into the final product. Does that acidulated malt yield a tart flavor? Can the tropical smell of Jarilo hops taste that way in this IPA? How about all those different yeast strains? Watch active fermentations and learn how yeast affects the smell and flavor of beer. Get all of these questions answered and become more informed about the art of developing a beer from scratch.
MARRIAGE OF FOOD AND BEER
Learn about the joys of pairing food and beer. Chefs Rock Finley and Richard Basich from Great Lakes Brewing will pair beer with dishes created using locally-grown produce from the brewery’s Sustainable Farming Initiative. Join them boothside (booth #30) at 1:30 p.m. to try Burning River Pale Ale paired with sausage sliders and at 3:30 p.m. to try Eliot Ness Amber Lager paired with mushroom bruschetta and fried leeks. VIP ticket holders can also sample Barrel Aged Blackout Stout paired with Great Lakes’ famous bread pudding, served from noon-3 p.m.
Sample cask-conditioned beers from local brewers that have preserved the taste and aroma associated with real ale. Drink from casks conditioned with vanilla beans and tropical fruits, including:
- Brick & Barrel: McTavish Wee Heavy
- Cornerstone Brewing Co.: TBD
- Elevator Brewing: Cucumber Lime Session IPA
- Fat Head’s Brewery: Jungle Juice Head Hunter IPA with fresh-squeezed juice
- Great Lakes Brewing Co.: Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA with cranberry and hibiscus
- Hoppin’ Frog Brewery: BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout with madagascar vanilla beans
- Market Garden Brewery: TBD
- Willoughby Brewing Co.: Dry Hopped Third Planet Pale Ale
- And more!
A TASTE OF BELGIUM PRESENTED BY DUVEL MOORTGAT USA
Each Belgian and Belgian-style beer served in this area has a unique story, brewing technique and profile. Justin Forsythe of Brewery Ommegang and Matt Rhode of Duvel USA will be on hand pouring their beers, going over their background and fielding questions. Sample Belgian beers while enjoying Belgian waffles expertly paired with beer, plus see Duvel USA art and design demons. Come in, grab some world-class beer and settle into the exotic world of Belgian Beer. Beers to be presented:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat, Belgium
- Duvel Moortgat, Belgian Strong Pale Ale
- Duvel Tripel Hop, Belgian IPA
Brasserie d’Achouffe, Belgium
- La Chouffe, Belgian Blonde
- Mc Chouffe, Belgian Brown Ale
- Houblon Chouffe, Belgian Tripel IPA
Brouwerij Liefmans, Belgium
- Fruitesse, Fruit Beer
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
- Gnomegang, Blonde Ale
- Hop House, Belgian style Pale Ale
- Rare Vos, Amber Ale
- Three Philosophers, Belgian Quad
- Brune, Belgian Dubbel
- Tripel, Belgian Tripel
BREWING EQUIPMENT PAVILION
The Brewing Equipment Pavilion provides hands on demonstrations on the range of brewing techniques. You’ll be able to get up close to a brewhouse thanks to a model of a complete brewery provided courtesy of Newlands, a leading brewing equipment manufacturer.