What You'll Get
$20 for a brewery-tour package for two ($63.99 value)
- Brewery tour for two
- Two sample pints
- Two pint glasses
- Choice of six-pack
- Available for in-store pickup only
How to Pick Up In-Store
- Purchase this offer.
- Visit participating location(s) during normal business hours to pick up your product(s).
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Note: If your Groupon is not redeemed by the promotional value expiration date, the amount you originally paid will be refunded to you.
Dry Hopping: Stop and Drink the Flowers
Though all beers contain some hops, you’ll notice them more in certain styles. Learn how brewers highlight their taste with Groupon’s exploration of dry hopping.
On their twisting stalks, tangling skyward on high trellises, hops perfume the air and, once they’re picked, your beer. Normally, the sticky flowers are tossed into boiling wort, the sweet, unfermented precursor to beer. When they hit the hot water, bitterness from alpha acids and resentment that no one ever thinks to put them in a bouquet begins to cook into the malty liquid.
Much of their complex fragrance, though, is stored in oils that break down after just 10 or 15 minutes at high temperatures. Since wort boils for at least an hour, hops added toward the end of the process have a greater effect on the beer’s ultimate aroma. Dry hopping takes this logic one step further, adding in the hops only after the mixture has cooled. (Not many flavoring agents can be plopped directly into the fermenting brew without heat to slay microorganisms, but hops are so acidic that they make a decidedly unwelcome home for bacteria.) Since yeast is constantly bubbling, dry hopping is most effective after primary fermentation, given that the stream of carbon dioxide can carry away precious fragrances.
By concentrating the hops flavor, brewers endow their beers—especially IPAs and other pale ales—with the distinctly floral or citric bite that many aficionados crave. The technique has powered one major trend of the craft-beer world over the past several decade: breweries promoting “double” and even “triple” IPAs, competing to produce an intensely hoppy flavor designed to utterly overwhelm the palate. That needn’t mean bitterness. Because it’s heat that extracts the bitter oils from the hops, adding them to cool liquid will deliver complex aroma without making your tongue shrivel up.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. All sales are conducted by the duly licensed retailer & are subject to all applicable federal, state & local taxes. All purchasers must 21+ & present valid government issued photo ID to the retailer as a condition to & at time of purchase. If voucher is not redeemed 30 days after purchase, the amount paid will be refunded. Only valid for in-store pickup & only for the option purchased at the listed location. Returns & exchanges must be initiated in-store & are subject to the merchant's standard return policy. Not Valid with Groupon promo codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.