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4-5 p.m.  Fireside Chat with Pat Conway  
5-6 p.m.  Beer and Heavy Appetizers  

Join us for a fireside chat with the original founders of craft brewing in Cleveland! Pat Conway, co-founder of Great Lakes Brewing Company, will share the journey he and his brother Dan embarked upon to fulfill their dream of opening Ohio’s first craft brewery. From incorporating the business in 1986 to hosting must-attend culture-of-Cleveland events, the brothers were purposeful in choosing their location in Ohio City, meticulous in developing their brand and style, and selective in building their team. Cut to today, where they operate in a much more competitive market of craft breweries and hear how they have continued to evolve and grow the business – all with a focus on their values, what they call “the triple bottom line:” social, financial, and environmental.  

Get your questions BREWING so you can HOP to the mic and engage with this ambitious twosome. Then, stick around to sample some of Pat and Dan’s favorite brews. This is an event you don’t want to miss!   


This event is part of COSE Small Business Week.




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$ FREE for members

$ FREE for non-members




Great Lakes Brewing Tasting Room

2516 Market Ave.

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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