WRITEUP: A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of merchandise at Cottrell Brewing Co. in Pawcatuck, plus a free brewery tour and tasting. Tours for this deal are available every half-hour on Friday, 3 p.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. This deal is not valid toward alcohol.
With a rich backstory and 15 years in the brew business, Cottrell Brewing Co. opens its brewery doors for free tours and tastings of its award-winning libations. Show respect for the flagship Old Yankee Ale, awarded an A+ by the founders of BeerAdvocate for its citrus hop aroma and social skills around burgers and french fries. The brewery's merchandise includes a logoed pint glass ($5), a T-shirt ($15), and a sweatshirt ($25) perfect for soaking up any beer missed by the mouth. Cottrell inhabits 9,000 square feet of a factory once owned by the brewmaster's great-great-grandfather, who ran a highly successful printing press and sub-four-minute mile.
100 Mechanic St.
Pawcatuck, Connecticut 06379Get Directions