Chad Pridgeon, Chris Paumi, and Adam Harrel

SYLVANIA, OH, July 3, 2024: Lourdes University is excited to announce its partnership with Maumee Bay Brewing Company to develop collaborative brews. Dr. Chris Paumi, Director of Lourdes University’s Craft Beverage Program, and Lourdes University student and Maumee Bay Brewing intern, Chad Pridgeon, are working alongside Adam Harrel, Head Brewer at Maumee Bay Brewing, to create one-of-a-kind beers and expand the Lourdes Craft Beverage Program ties within the community.

The group recently created a Belgium-style triple beer that holds a deep gold color, named the “Substitute Brewer Belgian Triple”. On its menu, Maumee Bay states that the beer has a “malty sweetness, hints of orange citrus, and a dry finish.” It contains nine percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and ranks at 32 international bitterness units (IBU). It is selling for $7 per pint and $20 per pitcher. The beer hit the taproom in late June and paved the way for the possibility of future collaborations.

With the addition of the collaborative brew, which Dr. Paumi calls “a great patio sipper on a hot day,” comes opportunities for Lourdes. “This partnership is a great opportunity for the program and for the students. I am looking forward to working with Maumee Bay again as we spend time developing new brews,” says Dr. Paumi.

The partnership is a testament to the vision and innovation of the Craft Beverage Program at Lourdes University, and the program is optimistic about the partnership fostering bonds within the community.

For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Paumi at 419-517-8996 or