Great Fermentations


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In a Nutshell

  • Craft and bottle your own beer
  • Complete home-brewing kit
  • Historical beer lesson

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be at least 21. Tax not included. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

He who desires but does not act breeds pestilence, which in turn is the source of most failed movie remakes. Act on your beer-making desires with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a brewing class and a home-brewing kit (a $123.49 value) from Great Fermentations, a beer- and wine-making supply shop and brewing school on East 65th Street. You must be at least 21 years old to participate in today's deal.

Staffed by experts in the alchemical art of brewing beer and wine, Great Fermentations provides all the accoutrements and knowledge necessary to becoming a craft-brewing guru. During the 1.5-hour beginning brew class (a $15 value), apprentice ale-makers will watch a live brewing demonstration of extract and specialty grain cooking peppered with first-hand tips and tricks on easing the potable process. After the class is over, you'll also get to take home a basic-equipment kit ($73.50) for kitchen-based experimentation; the kit includes everything needed to brew beer, including a primary fermenter, bottling bucket, thermometer, hydrometer, instruction book, and more. Then you can choose any beginning brewing kit with a $34.99 value to get the necessary ingredients of yeast and hops, leaving no leaf unturned in the quest to craft the socially lubricating and uniting force of beer.


The Beer Mapping Project gives Great Fermentations a most excellent 92.78 out of 100, and three Yelpers give it a nearly perfect 4.5 stars:

  • This is a great place to learn and practice the art of brewing. The kits are top notch and they always have a sample on tap! – Dellvenna H., Yelp
  • Start a new hobby or just drop in to browse. But don't miss this jewel of a local business. – Ethan H., Yelp

Great Fermentations

The staff members at Great Fermentations share their technical knowhow with the public through classes and an intimate knowledge of the store's merchandise. Beginner-friendly beer and wine courses teach fundamentals of tasty beverage creation, overviewing the process, ingredients, sanitation, and how to do a proper keg stand. A huge selection of beer- and wine-making supplies makes it easy for alumni to go forth and prosper with all the appropriate equipment and ingredients. Great Fermentations also stocks provisions for creating homemade sodas, wines, and a variety of cheeses.

Customer Reviews

Glad I used the groupon a while back because now I still go. Great store, great people
Joe K. · May 11, 2013
They were knowledgeable about how to do brewing at home. It was interesting. I really enjoyed it.
Jessica M. · February 16, 2017
It gave us great information and they were very good at explaining the process and the math that goes into brewing the beer. I had a great time and it was very informational.
Jessica M. · June 15, 2016

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