Market Garden developed an ESB called 2 and Great Lakes brewed an Altbier called 5. The brewers then combined elements of both recipes for a third beer called 25th Street Pale Ale, which they brewed at the Great Lakes brewpub’s seven-barrel system.
On May 10, each brewery will serve its own beer on draft, and both will serve 25th Street Pale Ale, which also will be distributed exclusively to participating Ohio City bars and restaurants, the breweries said. (The neighborhood event has no official name, at least so far.)
"The idea is to get people to hop from Great Lakes to Market Garden, and to other bars in the neighborhood so they can try the whole series in different settings," Great Lakes spokeswoman Mary LaVenia said in a prepared statement.
The three beers will be available only on draft in Ohio City while supplies last.
Prior to the public release, neighborhood businesses will have a chance to preview all three beers at a private Great Lakes event meant to generate excitement and interest in the brewery’s 25th Anniversary Block Party, which will take place Sept. 6.
This is the first time that Great Lakes and Market Garden -- which are nearly across the street from each other -- have collaborated. There's another strong connection, as well. Market Garden brewmaster Andy Tveekrem is a former Great Lakes brewer.
"We’re excited to collaborate with Market Garden," LaVenia said. "We’re both invested in Ohio City’s success, and as we enter our 25th year, we’re working to strengthen our relationships with our neighbors."