George Orwell famously wrote about winemaking, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a grape's face—forever." Have fun proving him right with today’s grape-smashing Groupon: for $20, you get a beginner winemaking or beer-brewing course at Broadway Brewing & Winemaking, located on Broadway West (a $45 value). Most courses run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, and topics (wine or beer) are TBA depending on demand. This Groupon also gets you a 10% discount on any beer-making supplies purchased while attending your class.
Broadway Brewing & Winemaking, one of Vancouver's first on-premise wine- and beer-making shops, employs an experienced staff to guide students through fun three-hour winemaking and beer-brewing courses. Both classes leisurely walk students through the choosing and sterilization of equipment, fermentation, and bottling of their first batches of fizzy lifting drink. A brief background and history of each ethanol transforms amateur oenophiles and beer imbibers into valuable resources at dinner parties and sage mentors for confused grapes and hops.
Longtime owners Haely and Juhan Lindau amalgamate their educations in molecular biology and nutritional sciences to answer any questions customers may have. The open, encouraging environment creates a laid-back aura to promote group participation in intoxicating conversation and bold brewing theorums.
Broadway Brewing and Winemaking
Haely and Juhan Lindau had seemingly unrelated degrees in commerce and molecular biology. But they soon realized how complementary their backgrounds actually were to a career in winemaking and beer brewing. Armed with business and libation-crafting knowledge, the duo flung open the doors of Broadway Brewing and Winemaking in 1992, becoming the first on-premises winemaking shop in Vancouver. At the DIY winery, the owners and their knowledgeable staff guide students of all interests and skill levels through the process of making their own libations, assisting them in selecting the right supplies for home-brewing endeavours before giving them advice on what to do if beer starts drinking itself.