A beer's head depends on its carbonation, its color on its malt, and its bitterness on its rancorous divorce from wine. Befriend a brew with this Groupon.
$11 for a Beer Sampler and Growler ($22 Value)
Sidle up to the bar for six shot-glass-sized tastes of beers on tap, which could include any number of the bar's signature brews plus a few seasonal selections. Once you've had your fill, depart the brewery with a 64-ounce growler filled with the beer of your choice that can be returned and refilled later for $10.
Northwest Brewing Company
A taste of Northwest Brewing Company's beers is akin to a trip around the world. The brewery, formerly Trade Route Brewing Company, finds inspiration in the trade routes of old, which is why its brewmasters incorporate exotic ingredients such as ginger and palm sugar when crafting each batch with time-honored brewing methods. These eclectic flavors beget distinctive beers, such as the Blood Orange Wit and the Mango Weizen, which stirs taste buds with Saaz hops and mango puree. They also brew a classic Northwest Pale Ale using high-quality Yakima-grown hops and PNW malts paired with citrus notes. On the darker side of things is The Local Ink, a porter that lets drinkers explore characteristics of fresh-baked bread, chocolate, toffee, coffee, and burnt sugar. Not content to keep their flavors in liquid form, Northwest Brewing Company also slings a menu of gastropub cuisine—including hot dogs and bagels— backed by live music every Saturday night.