What You'll Get
A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a brewery tour, beer samples, a T-shirt, and a souvenir pint glass at Rust Belt Brewing Company on Mahoning Avenue.
Housed inside the Old B&O Train Station, Rust Belt brews nine craft beers, with a handful more scheduled for release early next year. Each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., fans of yeast and hops can gather 'round head brewer Lee Gidley as he guides them on a tour of the brewery, showing them equipment, explaining the brewing process, and doling out samples of the luscious liquid gold. When the half-hour tour concludes, everyone receives a commemorative Rust Belt Brewery T-shirt, a souvenir pint glass, and a jolly memory to overtake the brain space currently inhabited by knowledge of the Gigli plot. If the tour inspires a powerful thirst for more, Rust Belt sells growlers of their guzzleables to take home, and the neighboring Boxcar Lounge has Rust Belt on tap.
- His beer is brewed with tap water from the city of Youngstown. He does not filter the brews, and even takes pride that they contain a little brewing sediment. But what else would you expect from a big bottle of Rusted River Irish Red Ale? – Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- good roasty grain element right off the bat, very nice. Some dark chocolate mid-palate, dry and not too intense. – Brewdlyhooked13 about Rust Belt Brewing's Coke Oven Stout, BeerAdvocate
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must be 21 or older. Tours only on Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.