Like Holmes and Watson, beer and sports bring out each other's best qualities and together have the power to solve every mystery. Calculate a perfect pairing of links and drinks with today’s Groupon to Black Lotus Brewing Company and The Drive In, two neighboring businesses in Clawson. Choose between the following options:
• For $8, you get $16 worth of craft beer and pub fare at Black Lotus Brewing Company.
• For $30, you get two hours of play on an indoor golf simulator at The Drive In (up to an $80 value).
Black Lotus Brewing Company handcrafts potent potables that range from classic pilsners to experimental brews made with fruit and coffee. On-tap beers might include the 8.5% ABV Imperial Oatmeal Stout ($4.50/pint), rich as a solid-chocolate piggy bank, or the refreshing green-tea-infused Red Sun Amber ($4.50/pint), a portion of sales from which are currently being donated to earthquake relief efforts in Japan. On the food menu, smaller bites such as beer-battered pickles ($5) serve in the employ of sandwiches such as the powerful yet benevolent Boss Hog, heaped with barbecue pulled pork and coleslaw ($8).
Next door, The Drive In helps golf games grow year-round within its virtual greenhouse. Golfers swing a real club into a real ball into a realistic virtual projection of their choice of more than 40 famous courses, and they can craft a customized challenge by adjusting wind speed, softening the greens, or adding teleportation traps. A host of sensors precisely track the nuances of each drive and putt, including swing speed and angle and ball trajectory and velocity, allowing the computer to reproduce the stroke onscreen. Customers should bring their own clubs.