A beer flight is like a cross-country train ride—you get to sit down, experience many regions, and eventually end up talking to more strangers than you’d anticipated. Say hello to spirited hellos with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a sample flight of 12 beers (a $12 value) and a large plate of poutine (an $8 value) at Hawthorne Hophouse (a $20 total value). Check out what Hawthorne Hophouse currently has on tap.
Hawthorne Hophouse’s gleaming silver taps serve as a temporary home for an ever-rotating collection of microbrews and small-batch craft beers brewed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Grab a seat at the bar and swig a dozen 2.5-ounce samples from local and upstart breweries such as Boneyard, Coalition, and Natian. Diners choose between the first dozen or second dozen of the 24 beers on tap, signing up their tongues for sweeping snippets of porters, IPAs, and ales. With two Groupons allowed per table, beersplorers can take the flight with a spirited co-pilot who can help them to detect fruit notes, offer contrasting critiques, and determine the ratio of international bittering units to raised eyebrows. Between samples, diners cleanse palates with a large plate of poutine—a spread of fresh-cut fries awash in vegetarian gravy and cheddar curds. Alternatively, diners can swap out poutine for a large plate of belgian fries sidekicked by tomato chutney (a $6 value).
The Hawthorne Hophouse greets guests with a spacious bar and wooden high-topped tables wrapped in the buzz of live music on Tuesdays and Saturdays, pub trivia on Mondays, and friendly banter throughout the week. Take a seat at the bar to peruse the list of draft beers scrawled in chalk above the taps or hide away at a cozy table for a romantic evening of stories, drinks, and tabletop rugby.
Groupon is donating $1 from every Portland deal sold on Portland Beer Day to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation's scholarship fund; up to $2,000 will be donated. Named for the late brewer Glen Hay, the foundation provides area brewers with opportunities to further their craft. In 2011, it is offering educational scholarships to the World Brewing Academy at the Siebel Institute and to the American Brewers Guild.
Though Hawthorne Hophouse offers a weekly special on beer flights, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214Get Directions