Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite beer necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a 2.5-hour beer-making class for two at Southern Brewing & Winemaking (a $50 value). Classes take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and if necessary, overflow classes will be held on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The seasoned brewers at Southern Brewing & Winemaking impart the secrets of crafting artisan ales at home during friendly, intimate beer-making classes. Up to 15 students savor sample brews and light snacks as hops-loving experts explain basic equipment and recipes and discuss the bottling and tasting of home-brewed beverages, demystify the brewing process. Instructors fill the lesson plan with their passion for brewing and encourage students to ask questions or stage modern-dance interpretations of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” The class covers enlightening topics open to students of all ages, but only participants 21 or older can drink alcohol.