Great Lakes Brewing Company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is releasing a new India-style pale lager made with Dortmunder Gold Lager yeast. Silver & Gold IPL is a limited-edition beer available on draft and four-packs at the brewpub in Cleveland starting June 21. The beer will be available in the market June 24.
"Our silver anniversary isn’t about gold medals," the brewery said in a news release issued Friday. "It’s not about accolades or awards. It’s about 25 years of passion and heart. Silver & Gold IPL represents our past and our present, from the early Dortmunder Gold days to our growing family of beers. Silver & Gold is for our neighbors who’ve shared pints and stories with us in the taproom, for our fans who’ve challenged us to be exceptional from day one, and for us — a bottled reminder of how far we’ve come."
Great Lakes' official 25th anniversary is Sept. 6. On that day, the brewery will host a neighborhood block party featuring live local music, a photo booth, fresh food and merchandise from Ohio City’s artisan vendors.