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Cottrell Brewing Co.

100 Mechanic Street, Stonington

Cottrell Experience with Growler and Pint Glasses for One or Two at Cottrell Brewing Co. (Up to 31% Off)

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Support this business with a RISK-FREE purchase. If you're unable to use your local Groupon, you can trade it in for use toward any of our other great local businesses - until you either view the voucher or it expires.

Highlights

Enjoy flavorful locally-crafted beers made from fresh, natural ingredients

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johnTOP REVIEWER
10 ratings8 reviews
March 13, 2020
Excellent Beer, excellent hospitality!! This is the infant brewery that started them all!! Been around for 23 years!! The pioneer of craft beers!!! Must see and taste!! Can’t wait to bring our family and friends!!
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TracyTOP REVIEWER
21 ratings5 reviews
March 8, 2020
Great place! Super friendly staff. This will be a new local go to for us. Highly recommend.
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thomasTOP REVIEWER
14 ratings6 reviews
March 7, 2020
Was okay. Last time we got more samples. Only three this time.
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Brian
6 ratings2 reviews
March 7, 2020
Great brewery, great time.
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VirginiaTOP REVIEWER
70 ratings60 reviews
February 24, 2020
Some good beer and a great bar keep.
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DavidTOP REVIEWER
7 ratings5 reviews
February 23, 2020
Really had a great time. All the beers were awesome and the environment was just perfect cozy little spot for a good time.
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Tom
5 ratings4 reviews
February 17, 2020
Excellent place to relax and enjoy good beer!!
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rachel
6 ratings2 reviews
January 26, 2020
Such a fun time! The staff was awesome
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What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $16.50 for Cottrell experience for two: one full growler and two souvenir pint glasses ($24 value)
  • $30 for Cottrell experience for four: two full growlers and four souvenir pint glasses ($44 value)

The tour operating hours are Friday’s 3pm-6pm and Saturday’s 1pm-6pm.

Stop and Drink the Flowers

Though all beers contain some hops, you’ll notice them more in certain styles. Learn how brewers highlight their taste with Groupon’s exploration of dry hopping.

On their twisting stalks, tangling skyward on high trellises, hops perfume the air and, once they’re picked, your beer. Normally, the sticky flowers are tossed into boiling wort, the sweet, unfermented precursor to beer. When they hit the hot water, bitterness from alpha acids and resentment that no one ever thinks to put them in a bouquet begins to cook into the malty liquid.

Much of their complex fragrance, though, is stored in oils that break down after just 10 or 15 minutes at high temperatures. Since wort boils for at least an hour, hops added toward the end of the process have a greater effect on the beer’s ultimate aroma. Dry hopping takes this logic one step further, adding in the hops only after the mixture has cooled. (Not many flavoring agents can be plopped directly into the fermenting brew without heat to slay microorganisms, but hops are so acidic that they make a decidedly unwelcome home for bacteria.) Since yeast is constantly bubbling, dry hopping is most effective after primary fermentation, given that the stream of carbon dioxide can carry away precious fragrances.

By concentrating the hops flavor, brewers endow their beers—especially IPAs and other pale ales—with the distinctly floral or citric bite that many aficionados crave. The technique has powered one major trend of the craft-beer world over the past several decade: breweries promoting “double” and even “triple” IPAs, competing to produce an intensely hoppy flavor designed to utterly overwhelm the palate. That needn’t mean bitterness. Because it’s heat that extracts the bitter oils from the hops, adding them to cool liquid will deliver complex aroma without making your tongue shrivel up.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Growler fill valid for standard beers; additional fee for premium or nano offerings. Not valid on 2/28/15 or 4/25/15. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Nightlife, Bar, Brewery, Winery & Distillery, Beer Tasting