Learning to brew at home means never having to go to a bar, thus avoiding errant-throwing dart players and jukeboxes playing Schubert's Unfinished Symphony on a loop. Take the first step toward a pub in your own basement with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of beer and winemaking items at Booth's Brewing.
Booth's Brewing bequeaths homebrewing knowledge and equipment to fermentation amateurs with the desire to concoct beer or wine within their own friendly abode. The sip-smart and home-honed staff at Booth's enlightens discerning tongues on the equipment and ingredients necessary for producing several frosty pints. The Basic Mini Brewing Starter Kit provides an economical on-ramp to the homebrew highway, complete with nearly everything needed to get started, including a fermenting bucket, siphon tubing, a hydrometer, and more ($52.99). Peruse the heaping piles of malt, hops, and yeast that the store sources directly from the producers, or reproduce favorite brews with recipe kits, such as the Fat Tire kit ($41.99) and the Bass Ale kit, which reproduces the English pale ale's caramel flavor ($24.05).
Booth's also carries all necessary gear for winemaking in one's personal wine cellar or wine tower with the town's name printed on the roof. Try the Pinot Grigio 8.1-Liter Kit ($58.99), a blessed union of grapes that pairs well with the 750-milliliter Green Bordeaux Wine Bottle ($15.99) and takes a recommended four weeks to age.
Booth's Brewing outfits customers with quality beer- and wine-making supplies, from Briess dry malts to brew kettles by Blichmann Engineering. Hops-savvy staffers also guide students through the basics of crafting custom beers at home with beer-brewing classes. The sessions familiarize students with standard brewing equipment and ingredients, arming them with the theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully make beer at home without fitting their bathtub with a blowoff hose.