Plato cites beer as the inspiration for many of his philosophical ideas, due to the fact that he found most them written on the bathroom stalls of local bars. Bring a Greek muse home with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a home-brewing beer starter kit from Homecraft Brew & Wine (a $140.73 value, including HST). The package includes:
- Craft-beer starter kit including all necessary brewing equipment (a $104.67 value)
- Coopers Beer or Brew Canada Beer ingredient kit (a $22.45 value)
Homecraft Brew & Wine helps beer connoisseurs craft microbrews at home by bundling brewing and bottling supplies, and supplying ingredient kits for an array of beer styles. The craft-brew starter kit produces up to 23 litres of craft beer, outfitting home garages or out-of-season igloos with a 32-litre food-grade primary fermenter with lid, a 23-litre secondary fermenter, an airlock and stopper, a complete siphon kit with bottle filler, a hydrometer, stirring spoon, sanitizer, and bottles and caps. Buyers then choose a Coopers Beer or Brew Canada Beer ingredient kit for the inaugural brew, available in a variety of beers from pilsners and IPAs to stouts and Canadian blondes. Armed with the necessary equipment and a bobble head of Arthur Guinness for inspiration, burgeoning brew-masters only need buy more ingredient kits to keep the suds flowing. The process takes roughly three weeks, with a home-brewed 12-pack costing an estimated $4.
Homecraft Brew & Wine
After punching his last timecard at Labatt's Breweries in 1981, Marven Veinot couldn't get brewing out of his system. That's why he got Homecraft Brew & Wine quickly up and running, excited to share his knowledge of the art with others. Since then, Marven handed over the reigns to Joseph Sulley and the little brewer's haven has grown to become one of the largest home and wine beer stores in Kingston. They supply wine- and beer-making enthusiasts with kits to craft their very own special concoctions, including red and white wines varietals and craft beer ingredients. To ensure hobbyists have all the tools need to create the finest libations, they also lead classes and workshops.