Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping, Liquor is quicker, but get me a single-malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I’m the English president! Be like Ol’ Winnie with this Groupon.
$19 for a brewery-tour package for two ($38 Value)
- Brewery tour (an $8 value)
- Two pint glasses (a $10 value)
- Your choice of two of the following: 12 ounce 6-pack of HotRod Red, 12 ounce 6-pack of HogWild IPA, 12 ounce 6-pack of Current Seasonal, 12 ounce 4-pack of Devil’s Tripel, or 12 ounce 4-pack of Current Seasonal (an $18 value)
- Two bumper stickers (a $2 value) <p>
The brewery is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, with tours at 6 p.m. On Saturday, it is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with multiple tours between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.<p>
Aviator Brewing Company
Aviator Brewing Company's dedicated brew architects collaborate with a premium selection of seasonal ingredients to craft 16 varieties of pint fillers. Since taking root in 2008 with two 300-gallon tanks in a decommissioned airplane hangar, the suds factory has grown to include four tanks, each of which contains 3,100 gallons of award-winning libations. Inside the tanks, frothy brews such as the Devils Tramping Ground Tripel—a golden Belgian ale with a fruity, spicy, sweet flavor—wait for year-round sampling. They also concoct seasonal brews for Oktoberfest, spring, and winter, as well as rotating beers such as McGritty's Scotch Ale, which they brew from Maris Otter barley malt and crisp malt imported from the United Kingdom in an oversize kilt.
Nearby, on Broad Street, Aviator also operates a tap house, which serves up their draft brews at a temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to a micromatic dispensing system with glycol cooling. Down the street, they also operate a smokehouse that serves up smokehouse ribs, North Carolina chopped-barbecue sandwiches, and pulled pork that has been featured on RaleighLifestyle.tv's Dining Destinations.