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During Prohibition, bootleggers made their own booze by burying grapes underground or catching moonbeams in a jar of water. Make alcohol the easy way with today's Groupon: for $42, you get a brewing basics equipment kit and your choice of either an Irish red ale, an autumn amber ale, or an Irish stout ingredient kit shipped from Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies (up to an $85.90 value). Unlike puzzle piece of the month clubs, your brewing basics equipment kit gives you everything you need in one handy package, except for bottles and the brew kettle itself. Ingredient kits yield five-gallon liquid harvests in flavors such as Irish red ale, a richly colored, aromatic quaff popular among home brewers and discerning drinkers. Autumn amber ale provides a roasty seasonal sip, and Irish stout sports a rich bittersweet brew topped with a creamy head. Whatever the favored flavor, Midwest's premium ingredients and handy 90-minute how-to DVD help to make consistent batches each time, aiding neophyte brewers in avoiding the embarrassment of turning out a spicy pilsner or bacon-flavored lager. Pick one up for yourself, or gift one to the discerning drinker or mad malt scientist in your life.
The brewing and winemaking experts at Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies lavish equipment and encouragement upon aspiring beverage crafters nationwide. Beer and wine equipment kits provide every necessity in one handy package, unlike puzzle-piece-of-the-month clubs, and ingredient kits yield liquid harvests in a range of styles and varietals. Whatever the favored flavor, Midwest's premium ingredients and handy how-to books help to make consistent batches each time, aiding brewers in avoiding the embarrassment of turning out a spicy pinot grigio or a bacon-flavored lager.