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 brewers’ foamy yields with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get one ticket to Explore Your Craft: Orlando (a $75 value), a beer-and-food pairing sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewing and held at Ember on Saturday, October 8, at 6 p.m. Customers also receive a one-year subscription to Draft Magazine (a $19.99 value; a $94.99 total value).
Draft Magazine and Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing unite to unleash Explore Your Craft: Orlando, an evening-long fiesta of beer, gourmet cooking, music, and visual arts. Epicures pair finely crafted pours with a menu of beer-paired small plates and suds bibs whose value increases as the night goes on. Live music, an interactive art project, and on-site painting demonstrations also enliven the stately venue, much as a subplot involving superintelligent sharks enlivens a Charles Dickens novel. Widmer Brothers' cofounder, Kurt Widmer, will also be on hand to dispense his inner keg of beer lore, and each ticket holder leaves the festivities with a souvenir glass. Additionally, a one-year subscription to Draft Magazine (a $19.99 value) entertains beer guzzlers with brew-infused recipes, a list of lager hot-spot locations, and malted grain scratch-and-sniff cards.