West Point Market in Akron is hosting a 25th birthday party for Great Lakes Brewing Co. from 7 to 9 p.m. June 7. The special beer tasting will feature all Great Lakes beers and an appearance by brewery co-owner Pat Conway, who along with his brother Dan launched Great Lakes in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood in September 1988.
The tasting will include small batch firkins and Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter, a collaborative brew with Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Ore.
"We will be pouring samples of everything they make that is in season, and then some," the gourmet grocer says on its website. "Meet and congratulate founder Pat Conway and understand the passion that's still brewed into each batch of Great Lakes beer. The evening includes pub fare appetizers from our kitchen, with most recipes featuring Great Lakes in them."
The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Reservations are recommended and can be made by clicking here or calling 330-864-2151 ext. 129.