To produce the best homebrewed beers, brewers must master the intricacies of hops, the chemistry of yeast, and the logistics of attaching pony kegs to a beer helmet. Solve sudsy formulas with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a beginner three-hour beer-making class at The Cellar Homebrew (an $85.95 value). This Groupon also includes a 10% discount on beer-making supplies.
The fermentation experts at The Cellar Homebrew equip brewing neophytes with the components and know-how necessary for concocting their own extract-recipe suds. Before class begins, students pick brewers’ brains during a brief Q&A, learn the differences between extract and all-grain recipes, and pump up with a motivational speech from the world’s oldest keg. Brewing mentors deconstruct recipes into piecemeal lessons on water selection; malt-syrup infusion; and properly steeping hops, grains, and yeast before students absorb additional pointers on proper bottling and cleanup. In addition to a 10% supplies discount, pupils walk away with start-to-finish recipes as well as reverse beer-engineering techniques.
The Cellar Homebrew
Though microbrewers celebrate limited flavor runs and regional ingredients, they still need much of the same equipment as the big brewers to concoct their craft beers. That's where The Cellar Homebrew comes in, outfitting winemakers, brewers, and cidersmiths with the equipment and ingredients needed to make their drinks. The store's owners––who boast more than 30 years of experience and a past line of fine wines––collect organic ingredients such as hops and yeast and sell them alongside fermentation equipment, keg systems, and cleaning supplies. They even offer one-hour on-location classes to instruct people in the basics of beer brewing. In addition to supplying items for alcoholic beverages, they also hawk basic supplies for cheese-, soda-, and vinegar-making, all of which go well over lettuce.
14320 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98133