Brewing your own beer requires equal parts science and artistry, much like chiseling your own particle accelerator out of marble. Work both halves of your brain with this Groupon.
$25 for a Home-Brewing Class for Two (Up to $49.99 Value)
- Two admissions to a home-brewing class (a $15 value each)
- One 64-ounce growler (a $4.99 value) filled with a beer of your choice (up to a $15 value)
Instructors and beer enthusiasts lead classes on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., explaining each major step in the malt-extract style of home brewing. The sessions cover a range of practical and scientific topics, including sugar conversion, hopping, and temperature management, while also teaching students how to design their own recipes. Afterward, attendees can fill a 64-ounce growler with their choice of beer to take home.
Hop City Craft Beer and Wine
At Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, staff members weave through a forest of bottle-lined shelves and coolers, seeking out perennial favorites or new, hidden gems for each customer. In addition to more than 1,700 varieties of beer, Hop City features an assortment of specialty grains, yeasts, and hops for home brewing, earning it a World-Class rating from Beer Advocate. As many as 60 functional taps line one of the store's walls, allowing patrons to fill growlers with their choice of macro- or microbrew, such as the Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA or the Avery Czar Imperial Russian stout. Divided by style and California Raisin content, a nearly 800-bottle-strong wine selection fills its own impressive space.