AAA Editor Notes
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is at 2516 Market Ave. across from the West Side Market; tours begin in the adjacent gift shop. The family-owned company, which opened in 1988, uses all-natural ingredients—some from local vendors. Tours include overviews of production stages and equipment and include the brewhouse, tank farm, bottling and packaging line, beer cooler and quality assurance labs. Samples are offered to visitors who are 21 or older.
Note: The tour includes stairwells; some are steep and narrow. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.