When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Auburn Alehouse in Auburn.
Auburn Alehouse's menu features hearty burgers, and crowd-pleasing appetizers alongside award-winning brews handcrafted in small, fresh batches using a traditional 10-barrel system. After savoring a pitcher of American Pale Ale ($15.25), hops-seekers can toast beloved bards with bawdy haikus and pints of Old Town Brown, a complex potion descended from English mild ale and crystal malts ($4.25). Guests may then top off their guzzle tanks with pints of Gold Country pilsner, which took a bronze medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival before sweeping the Olympic lager-luge finals ($4.25).
Hungry visitors can prime their palates with apps such as sweet-potato fries ($6) and ale-battered pickle chips with wasabi aioli ($6.95) before ordering the black-and-blue burger, which wallops taste buds with bacon, blue cheese, and pepper-crusted ground chuck ($10.95). Herbivorous eaters can try the Veggie Napoleon to get mouthfuls of grilled veggies, polenta, and aged parmesan ($14), while meat-seekers enjoy the flavorful punch of the zesty molinari pizza, a pie piled with thin-sliced molinari salami, mozzarella, marinated artichoke hearts, and pepperoncinis with zesty tomato sauce ($12).