During Prohibition, bootleggers made their own booze by burying grapes underground or catching moonbeams in a jar of water. Make alcohol the easy way with today's Groupon: for $38, you get a complete Festa Brew beer-making kit (a $78.50 value including HST) at Brisa Fine Wine & Gifts in Guelph.
Brisa Fine Wine & Gifts gathers worts from around the globe to grant hops hounds an opportunity to craft fine microbrews themselves. The Festa Brew premium beer kit batches your choice of one of six brews in 36 500-millilitre bottles to quench genial thirst and take the edge off of a long day of narwhal noodling ($78.50). On the first visit, you mix the ingredients yourself before tearfully taking leave, as the baby beverage steadily grows in age, wisdom, and alcohol proof over the course of three weeks. On your second visit, the beer is bottled and ready to take home for refrigeration.
The blonde lager is all malts and little business, and the pale ale hones English hops to deliver a colourful, bready blend of fruit flavours. For bitter tipplers tonguing for something to tote around in their Radio Flyer wagon, the Irish-style red ale crowns a sweet amber king before diving down throats and filling insides with low hops and pleasant malts. Brisa's list of beers to choose from also includes a dry lager, continental pilsner, or a cream ale for the nostalgic summer days filled with recumbent segway rides.
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