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 to Mr. Steve's Homebrew and Wine Supplies, with locations in York and Lancaster. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a beginner's beer-brewing kit and ingredients (a $115 value).
- For $99, you get a beginner's winemaking kit and ingredients (a $215 value).
Armed with 20 years of experience, the brewmasters at Mr. Steve's Homebrew and Wine Supplies help amateur boozesmiths notch the proper equipment and wisdom to craft homemade beer and wine. Bring beer dreams to foamy fruition with the Brewer Best kit (a $75 value), which includes the containers, tubes, and other necessary gewgaws, but excludes bottles and patience. A variety of ingredient kits (a $40 value) can facilitate the production of about 50 bottles of beer in a wide range of flavors and species, including standbys such as irish stout and brown ale or seasonals such as Summer Delight. Alternately, find a way to fill up empty water balloons with a winemaking equipment kit (a $115 value) and ingredient kit (a $100 value). The kit enables budding vintners to produce about 30 bottles of riesling, pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, or myriad other varieties.
Mr. Steve's Homebrew hosts a series of free Saturday brewing classes to dole out insightful tips for the beer-brewing or winemaking process. The shop also sells loose supplies and ingredients for experimentation, whether one wishes to brew a hamburger-flavored beer or ferment wine in a kiddie pool.