Breweries encourage sipping and savoring of its ales, porters, and stouts, though they advise waiting at least an hour before swimming in their copper vats. Splash your taste buds with fine craft brews with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two seats on a two-hour tour of three breweries on the Brewcycle (a $40 value).
Powered by up to 15 pairs of craft-beer-craving feet, the Brewcycle festively cruises up and down the brewery-populated slopes of the NW Quadrant at up to 5 mph for a two-hour tour that disembarks at three local breweries. The Brewcycle—a vehicle that is half rickshaw, half Viking warship, and half party-animal picnic table—saddles pedalers on NW 16th Street, where each tour begins and ends. Tours typically include breweries from the following: Rogue, Bridgeport, Deschutes Brewery, and New Old Lompoc. At Lompoc, Brewcycle crewmembers may sip a pint of Fool’s Golden Ale, and a visit to Deschutes Brewery means picturesque views of the Cascades along with samples of Black Butte Porter.
On board, beer barons will abstain from brew-sipping and instead peddle to the rhythms of a sound system thundering a customizable MP3 playlist. Nonalcoholic beverages are not only encouraged but advised to combat aggressive hills and jealous stroller-bound dads.