Great Lakes Brewing Company Releases Commemorative Brew for Tribe’s Opening Day

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,496) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    CLEVELAND, OH (April 2, 2012) - Baseball is a sport of nostalgia and grand tradition. It’s about hazy summer days and if you’re lucky, crisp October nights. Nobody knows this better than Cleveland’s John Adams, a veteran Tribe fan who’s been banging his iconic drum from the bleacher seats for 38 years. John’s rally drum is the heartbeat of our hometeam. From the minute the batter steps into the box, to the set and the pitch, his steady hands add drama and excitement to every inning of every game.

    In celebration of the return of Cleveland baseball, Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) is pleased to announce the release of Rally Drum Red Ale, a handcrafted pub exclusive beer named in honor of revered local sports fan John Adams. Our Rally Drum Red Ale pays homage to the man behind the mallets and the team and game that he loves.

    Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

    Rally Drum Red Ale will be tapped in the GLBC Brewpub on April 3rd and will be served while supplies last. The Brewpub will open at 11:00 AM for the Tribe’s home opener on April 5th so fans can enjoy a pint before the first pitch. Pub Brewer Joel Warger will also serve a special dry-hopped firkin of Rally Drum Red Ale in the GLBC Beer Cellar on April 5th starting at 4:00 PM.

    Great Lakes Brewing Company, which is comprised of a brewery and brewpub, was founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. Great Lakes Brewing Company’s distribution area extends throughout the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas. For more information or to learn more about the company, visit greatlakesbrewing.com.

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  2. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (3,288) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    John Adams is the MAN!!
     
  3. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Crusader (787) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Not a big fan of Red Ales and certainly not a fan of the Tribe. I have no interest in drinking this swill. Screw the Indians! :stuck_out_tongue: Let's go White Sox!​

    That being said feel free to send all the Blackout and BA Blackout that you can my way.​
     
  4. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    With you calling the beer, which you haven't even had, swill, I doubt anyone near here would really want to send you anything, sticking-out-tongue-smilie notwithstanding. Screw the Sox, only one team in Chicago, and it ain't the Sox.
     
  5. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Crusader (787) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Keffa, get a sense of humor...it was meant in jest....holy crap...I'm a committed White Sox fan, but really love Great Lakes Brewing. I'm not sure how this brew is, my guess it is that it is actually pretty damn good looking at Great Lakes' past record.

    As far as there being one team in Chicago, it obviously wasn't the Cubs that brought home a World Series title to Chicago in 2005. As I seem to remember there were plenty of people at the park that season and in downtown for the parade and celebration...
     
  6. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    So was I bro. Take a joke :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  7. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    On that note, Da Bears.
     
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  8. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    If and when the Cubs ever stop the suck fest long enough to win the World Series, they're going to have to shut down the city for about a week. #realtalk

    That said, I love this idea from Great Lakes, and wish I had enough vacation days to be up there Thursday.
     
  9. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Crusader (787) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    :astonished: Cool! Da Bears!
     
  10. beergod1

    beergod1 Crusader (756) May 2, 2009 Ohio
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    Hopefully it sells out so quick, they eventually start bottling it. If I Copy Pasted an article like Jason did here, He would have deleted my thread.....I guess it's good to be King. Cheers (Love ya Jason) :rolling_eyes:
     
  11. jampics2

    jampics2 Meyvn (1,465) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Pure comedy - Great Lakes bottling anything new. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :grinning:
     
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  12. beergod1

    beergod1 Crusader (756) May 2, 2009 Ohio
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    I can Hope.....:astonished:
     
  13. output01x

    output01x Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Ohio

    FYI - this is not technically exclusive to the brewpub as kegs are being distributed in probably very limited quantities. I just saw it on tap at the Brecksville Heinen's.

    Oh, and the Indians died when Hargrove left.
     
  14. Rc70Duster

    Rc70Duster Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2003 Ohio

    Just in time for Opening Day! Great Lakes Brewing Company's Rally Drum Red Ale is now available at these Heinen's locations:
    - Rocky River
    - Avon
    - Strongsville
    - Bainbridge
    - Brecksville
    - Mayfield Village
    - Shaker Heights
    - University Heights
    - Pepper Pike

    $11.99 a growler
     
  15. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (740) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Will be at GLBC at 1130.
    Go Tribe!
     
  16. DStoked

    DStoked Initiate (171) Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
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    If you get there at 11:30 you won't get any Rally Drum Red, because I'm getting there at 11:00 (which, according to this article, is when it opens for the game) to drink it all.
     
  17. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (740) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Recalculating. Will need to be at Slyman's half hour earlier, then GLBC.
    Screw it, I'm getting in line at 4AM. This is a special bottle release, right?
     
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  18. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (3,288) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    I don't think they bottled Rally Drum Red Ale. I'm pretty sure it's on-tap only. Someone correct me if I'm wrong..
     
  19. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (740) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Was joking.
    Go Tribe!
     
  20. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (740) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Great Lakes is tapping a firkin of their Rally Drum dry hopped with Warrior at 1100.
    Be there or be a right angled rhombus.
     
  21. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    I prefer to be a parallelogram, but that's okay.
     
  22. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (740) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Much better than a square. Rally Drum on firkin is smooth.
     
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