Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get a brewery outing for two at Alcatraz Brewing Company in Orange (up to a $23.25 total value). The outing includes:
- Two Brew Masters Sampler Six flights, comprised of six beers each (a $6 value each)
- One appetizer (up to an $11.25 value) <p>
Alcatraz Brewing Company pairs award-winning pours handcrafted by brewmaster Robb Macleod with an extensive selection of small plates inspired by San Franciscan cuisine. Beer samplers congregate six palate-pleasing drafts each, which may include the light, unfiltered sensations of the Weiss Guy Wheat or mocha flavors giving way to a hint of toast in the Quaker’s Oatmeal Stout. A hint of caramel lurks in the Big House Red, which patrons can confidently imbibe as indignant wolves attempt to blow it down. Sudsy rivulets help guests gulp appetizer bites, such as sweet-potato fries drenched in cinnamon marshmallow sauce, chicken skewers in a sesame-soy glaze, or beer-battered onion rings dunkable in barbecue sauce or ranch dressing. Alcatraz Brewing Company shelters feasting patrons in a dining room adorned with San Francisco–themed décor, which includes a scale replica of the Golden Gate Bridge and a stray wisp of ever-lingering fog.
Alcatraz Brewing Company
While Alcatraz Brewing Company doesn't require incarceration for a visit, fans of beer may be fine with someone locking them in and throwing away the key. Dave Moody, the award-winning head brewmaster, crafts signature and seasonal beers, such as Court Order Porter, Boneyard India Pale Ale, and Pop's Blue Ribbon, an American-style light lager. From the brewery's kitchen, chefs top burgers with garlic puree or roasted jalapenos, smoke pork with dark ale, and hand-toss thin-crust pizza. Waitstaff ferry plates and beer flights to Alcatraz's patio and around the San Francisco-themed dining room, which includes a to-scale replica of the Golden Gate Bridge and a stray wisp of ever-lingering fog.