Brewing beer at home helps people tell ales from lagers, tweak classic recipes, and finally use the barrels Donkey Kong left when he moved out. Ferment your way to the top with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of hydroponic and homebrewing equipment at Fifth Season Gardening Company in Charlottesville.
Fifth Season Gardening's emporium aids hobbyists and DIY gurus in improving their homes, kegs, and gardens with hydroponic supplies and an assortment of goods for the domicile-bound brewer. Keep unwanted breezes out of elixirs with EZ Cap amber bottles ($33.95/case of 12 16-oz. bottles), or conjure up some frothy goodness with the American Pale Ale kit, complete with specialty grains and easy-to-follow instructions that double as an ode to famous drinking songs when read backwards ($34.95). An impressive collection of hydroponic plant-boosting wares, from nutrients fertilizers to soils, lighting, and equipment aid bumper crops. In addition to hawking potable-creating and plant-assisting provisions, Fifth Season Gardening stocks other items, such as a canning set, ideal for immortalizing peaches ($12.95), or a handy Apple Master for peeling skins and carving Elvis's face into otherwise ho-hum fruits ($29.95).