People are fascinated with the origins of things they love, which explains the popularity of brewery tours or visits to the factory where little sisters are made. See where it all began with today’s Groupon to Frankenmuth Brewery in Frankenmuth. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get a beer-and-pub-fare package (a $53.40 total value), which includes the following:
- One case of Oktoberfest beer (a $36 value plus a $2.40 bottle deposit)
- $15 worth of burgers, sandwiches, German fare, and drinks
- For $15, you get $30 worth of burgers, sandwiches, German fare, and drinks.<p>
Complimentary brewery tours are available with either option.
The brewing maestros at Frankenmuth Brewery draw on nearly 150 years of tradition, filling their cisterns with fresh hops to create award-winning artisan craft brews in both free-flowing and bottle format. The Oktoberfest Brew, described by BrewChief as an “authentic German Oktoberfest beer,” blends four different malts, infusing the lager with barley accents that are balanced, like a traditional Bavarian see-saw, with German noble hops and a signature copper color. Visitors can pair their brews with classic pub fare from Frankenmuth’s full restaurant menu, which sates stomachs with hearty entrees such as slow-smoked baby back ribs ($13.99) and authentic German cuisine such as bavarian bratwurst ($11.99). The menu also offers pairing suggestions so that brewmasters can find the perfect mate for their entree.
Guests who thirst for ales and knowledge are welcome to indulge in Frankenmuth’s complimentary 20-minute brewery tour, which introduces onlookers to the ins and outs of the industry such as brewing, bottling, and coping with empty-nest syndrome when the first batch leaves for college.
When German immigrants founded the breweries that eventually became Frankenmuth Brewery in 1862, they knew one thing for sure about beer: “It’s good for you.” This motto still steers the brewery today, which operates out of a four-story, 28,000-square-foot building where brewmasters engineer pilsners, hefeweizens, and other beers. Exposed brick and ample brewing equipment dot Frankenmuth’s dining room, where hand-tossed pizzas join Bavarian-style bratwursts with caraway-seed sauerkraut on a menu of hearty pub food. On warm days, an outdoor patio seats up to 250 diners who can admire the Bavarian Belle riverboat as it barrels up the Cass River, then duck inside for a free brewery tour. Frankenmuth Brewery distributes its signature root beer and beers by the keg, bottle, and dewdrop throughout Michigan and across the country.