What You'll Get
Drinking fermented fluids reverts matured minds to the wild abandon of childhood, conjuring desires to relive memories such as playing light-saber dress-up and diving into frozen ponds. Quench a transformative thirst with today’s Groupon for a home-brewing or wine-making kit at Abruzzo's in Kent. Groupon customers can also attend a free beginners' beer-making or wine-making class. Choose between two options:
- For $75, you get a wine-making kit (up to a $150 value).
- For $50, you get a beer-making kit (up to a $100 value).
From first sip to final swallow, Abruzzo's bottles all things vino and malted barley and hops into one convenient location, including bottling supplies and at-home wine- and beer-making equipment. Guzzlers can build a twisting tapestry of bitter tastes with the Brewer’s Best equipment kit (a $67.38 value), which includes every tool necessary for concocting barley imbibables––including a home beer-making book and a 6.5-gallon fermenter, perfect for filling party goblets and 6.5-gallon stomachs. Each kit also includes a beer ingredient pack in one of seven flavors (starting at $29.70), including Brewer’s Best American cream ale, American light, English brown ale, English bitter, Scottish ale, Irish red ale, or Bavarian kölsch.
Abruzzo's winemaking kits endow aspiring sommeliers with all the tools needed to cork the perfect carafe. Hardware is provided by the Vintners Best Wine Equipment Kit (a $87.98 value), which includes a nearly 8-gallon fermenter, a 6-gallon glass carboy and stopper, a hydrometer, a bottle brush, corks, siphon tubing, bottle filler, and more. Bottlers will also choose from 17 variety-specific additives, flavorings, and yeast (starting at $52.50), such as the Island Mist wildberry shiraz (a $58.63 value) or the Vintners Reserve pinot blanc (a $54.25 value). The nitrogen-purged packaging methods ensure the acids, pH, sugars, and tannin levels will be perfectly balanced, eliminating the need for additional testing. Each kit yields 6 gallons (or 28–30 750mL bottles) of wine, ensuring plenty of rations for next month's spin-the-bottle tournament.
Before embarking on an at-home project, fermentation enthusiasts can familiarize themselves with the process in complimentary beer- or wine-making classes, which feature 15 homebrews and 30 homemade wines. Learned instructors will acquaint students with the terminology, equipment, ingredients, nightmares, and steps involved in home brewing, interspersed with sipping sessions. Each student receives an additional 10% off purchases on his or her class date. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve a spot and avoid being relegated to the stamp-licking seminar next door.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required for classes; subject to availability. No cash value. Not valid for resale. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.