People are fascinated by the origins of things they love, which explains the popularity of brewery tours or visits to the factory where little sisters are made. See where it all began with this Groupon.
$20 for a Beer-Making Class for Two ($40 Value)
The four-hour class occurs twice a month, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., during which an expert introduces groups of up to 16 students to home brewing. Using grain and malt extract, the instructors covers each step needed to create and bottle beer. Classes take place outdoors and do not include beer samples or kits.
The Good Brewer
Twice a month, the outside of The Good Brewer transforms into a laboratory of tanks, kegs, tubes, and various brewing supplies. At this workstation, the store's experts lead classes that teach home brewers everything they need to know about making and bottling their own beer to choosing the right hops.
Back inside, the staff supplies the equipment and ingredients needed to put these skills into practical use. Hops, CO2 tanks, and more than 30 recipes help beer-makers brew varieties such as a Livermore IPA. Aside from beer ingredients, they also sell grapes so customers can craft merlots that pair well with the finished products from the Mad Millie cheese-making kits.