Drinks and Pub Food for Two, Four, or Eight People at Pour Taproom (Up to 42% Off)

West Asheville

91 Ratings

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Dozens of beers on tap, plus entrees such as Angus burgers and grilled-chicken caesar-salad sandwiches

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. BYOB prohibited. May not use with any other promotion. Must purchase at least 1 drink. Groups must be on 1 tab while getting drinks, but can pay separately. Discount only valid for on premise use. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Hops: Beer’s Bitter Half

Virtually all beers—craft brews in particular—rely on the complex flavors and aromas of hops. Read on for Groupon’s exploration of one of beer’s most vital ingredients.

Different wheat varieties account for beer’s varying colors, from the amber hue of lager to the deep-chocolate dusk of a heavy stout. But not all beer’s key ingredients make their presence visible. In the glass, hops are undetectable to the eye but often inescapable to the palate. One of four principal ingredients in the brewing process—along with grain, yeast, and water—hops produce beer’s distinctive bitterness, balancing the natural sweetness of the grain’s malt sugar while imbuing it with other flavors and aromas. Harvested from the female flowers of a perennial vine called Humulus lupulus, the pellets come in two complementary types—alpha and aroma. The former contributes to beer’s bitterness with its higher acidity levels, whereas the latter results in floral qualities due to its higher percentage of essential oils.

One of the beers most commonly described as “hoppy,” india pale ale, came about thanks to another unique property of hops. An antimicrobial agent, the plant has been rumored to act as a natural preservative, keeping beer from spoiling too quickly. With this in mind, 18th- and 19th-century British brewers began adding extra hops to batches of beer destined for the Indian colonies, resulting in the brew’s characteristically strong bitterness.

Customer Reviews

91 Ratings

Awesome place!!!
Brandon P. · May 31, 2015
Great place to try a diverse selection of beers? Will definitely go back..
Tivo E. · May 30, 2015
Have fun
Rachel S. · May 29, 2015
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    West Asheville

    800 Haywood Rd.

    Asheville, NC 28806

    +18285050352

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