Sometimes doing something yourself is more rewarding, whether you’re brewing your own wine or licking your baby’s forehead clean like a lioness. Polish your craft with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$16 for $30 worth of beer- or wine-making supplies (a value)
$21 for a beer- or wine-making class for one (a $40 value)
$39 for a beer- or wine-making class for two (a $75 value)
Two-hour beer or wine classes cover the following topics:
- Introduction to beer or wine
- The necessary equipment
- The importance of cleaning and sanitizing
- Intricacies of brewing ingredients, such as barley, water, hops, grapes, chemicals, or yeast
- The fermentation process
- Bottling and aging
- Tasting and enjoying the final product
Classes take place on Sundays at 3–5 p.m., and on Tuesdays from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
In addition to introducing customers to the intricacies of brewing beer and wine with instructional books and DVDs, Strange Brew can actually train customers in the fine art of making booze from scratch during its monthly in-store classes. During these small-group sessions, brewers divulge the necessary pieces of equipment, explore the core ingredients, discuss their roles in the brewing and fermentation processes, and lead a tasting of the final product. Even when they aren't applying this hands-on approach, the staff excel at helping customers ready their first batch, whether for a party or as a way to make taking a bath more fun. Starter kits for beer and wine include essential tools, such as fermenting and bottling buckets, siphon hoses, and hydrometers. To help customers fill these components with the requisite ingredients, a range of basic and specialized recipe kits feature pre-measured selections of hops and malts or juices and yeasts. Other kits are suited to more specialty brewing projects, such as mead or sake. For the more serious craft-brewers, Strange Brew also carries heavy-duty stainless-steel instruments by Blichmann.