Brewery Tour and Tasting Package for Two or Four at Rivermen Brewing Company (Up to 48% Off)

Belmont

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In a Nutshell

Taste handmade, locally brewed craft beer and tour a brand-new brewery that’s located inside an old mill

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Tours are offered on Saturdays, and are subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for a brewery package for two ($28 value)
  • $29 for a brewery package for four ($56 value)

Each person receives:

  • Brewery tour
  • One pint of beer
  • One take-home logo pint glass

Tours are offered on Saturdays, and are subject to availability.

Dry Hopping: Stop and Drink the Flowers

Though all beers contain some hops, you’ll notice them more in certain styles. Learn how brewers highlight their taste with Groupon’s exploration of dry hopping.

On their twisting stalks, tangling skyward on high trellises, hops perfume the air and, once they’re picked, your beer. Normally, the sticky flowers are tossed into boiling wort, the sweet, unfermented precursor to beer. When they hit the hot water, bitterness from alpha acids and resentment that no one ever thinks to put them in a bouquet begins to cook into the malty liquid.

Much of their complex fragrance, though, is stored in oils that break down after just 10 or 15 minutes at high temperatures. Since wort boils for at least an hour, hops added toward the end of the process have a greater effect on the beer’s ultimate aroma. Dry hopping takes this logic one step further, adding in the hops only after the mixture has cooled. (Not many flavoring agents can be plopped directly into the fermenting brew without heat to slay microorganisms, but hops are so acidic that they make a decidedly unwelcome home for bacteria.) Since yeast is constantly bubbling, dry hopping is most effective after primary fermentation, given that the stream of carbon dioxide can carry away precious fragrances.

By concentrating the hops flavor, brewers endow their beers—especially IPAs and other pale ales—with the distinctly floral or citric bite that many aficionados crave. The technique has powered one major trend of the craft-beer world over the past several decade: breweries promoting “double” and even “triple” IPAs, competing to produce an intensely hoppy flavor designed to utterly overwhelm the palate. That needn’t mean bitterness. Because it’s heat that extracts the bitter oils from the hops, adding them to cool liquid will deliver complex aroma without making your tongue shrivel up.

Customer Reviews

Good beer. Good people.
Hope C. · May 13, 2016
It's small but it's getting bigger! They have plans for May to input a new tap room and have a Resturaunt! I highly recommend this for craft brew fans it's one of the best I've had!
Josh S. · April 10, 2016
Intimate tasting room, but wonderful people and they have a new restaurant/tasting room in the works :)
Gillian J. · March 29, 2016
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    Belmont

    1500 River Drive

    Suite 250

    Belmont, NC 28012

    +17043634698

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