A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with this Groupon: for $10, you get a beer-sampler package at Faultline Brewing Company in Sunnyvale (up to a $20.25 total value). The package includes the following:
- Two Faultline Brewing Company five-flight beer samplers for a total of 10 three-ounce samples (a $10 value)
- An appetizer (up to an $10.25 value)
Helmed by brew master Peter Catizone, Faultline Brewing Company concocts more than 20 different microbrews that have earned numerous awards and accolades. In a spacious, industrial-style dining room overlooking a backyard lake, patrons taste flights of beer that span the effervescent spectrum, from light lagers and dark porters to ultraviolet brews only visible with beer goggles. The dark dunkelweizen sports a fuller flavor than its hefeweizen cousin, and the Irish-inspired stout blends four varieties of roasted malts to instill a dusky hue and a dark-chocolate flavor profile. Inspired by the Belgian Trappist monks' dubbel-style ales, the red, spicy Belgian Abbey stays true to its origins by shaving the foam off its head. Complement libations with one of Faultline's appetizers, such as spicy curry chicken skewers or smoked chicken drumettes tossed in a thai red-pepper sauce or a pineapple-hoisin glaze.
Faultline Brewing Company
Master beersmith Peter Catizone discovered his passion for brewing while making homebrewed batches of beer in the 1980s. Eventually, he developed his hobby into a craft and his do-it-yourself recipes into a microbrew powerhouse with a mantel full of awards. Today at Faultline Brewing Company’s lively taphouse, the staff pours samples from a smorgasbord of more than 20 beers, ranging from the clear, clean taste of a Rhineland-style kölsch to the malty richness of an inky-black irish stout. Offerings from the lunch and dinner bills of fare complement the local brews with Louisiana-style seafood gumbo, flatiron steak with swiss chard, and generously portioned Angus beef burgers. On Friday and Saturday nights, live musicians serenade guests as they enjoy beer flights and frosty pints on the open-air patio or in the lounge.