In addition to Prohibition, the history of beer is rife with world-changing moments, from Richard Nixon’s televised debates with a frosty stout to Marie Antoinette’s confused “Let them eat beer” decree. Toast to beer's bright future with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a beer tasting and a 64-ounce growler filled with the brew of your choice (up to a $22 value) at Big Beaver Brewing Co, located in Loveland.
The community-driven Big Beaver Brewing Co serves several handcrafted brews concocted on-site—though the racy titles of its drinks are appropriate for adults only. Thirsty patrons can sidle up to the bar to sip on eight different 2-ounce beer samples, including the Potent Peter IPA, a hoppy, aromatic ale, and the Wonder Wiener Wheat, boasting strong notes of clove and banana. Fermentation fans can then take take 64 ounces of their favored barley in a Big Beaver growler, which can be kept, refilled, or returned to the brewery for a $4 refund. Big Beaver’s brewing model relies on a community of beer lovers refilling their growlers with reusable containers to reduce their carbon footprint and give feedback as to what types of beer should be brewed next.