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 $30 worth of beer at The Phoenix Ale Brewery.
Led by George Hancock, founder of Pyramid Brewery in Seattle, The Phoenix Ale Brewery’s team brews a trio of unfiltered ales in a newly opened facility. After touring the brewery and learning about the beer-making process, libation aficionados sip frosty mugs of current brews in the tasting room while discussing favorite Ogden Nash limericks. Souvenir pint glasses ($5 each, $4 refills) ably ferry the Camelback India Pale Ale's notes of caramel and chocolate malts to beer fans’ palates, and heartier appetites can be sated with 64-ounce growlers ($13.95, $7.95 refill) of the biscuity Fretzy's Unfiltered Ale. A 24-pack of refreshing Watermelon Ale's flavored wheat ale ($27.95) or a customized six-pack sampler ($8.99) allows for sophisticated sipping in the comfort of one’s own home or while drinking up the view from an eccentric billionaire’s hot air balloon.
The Phoenix Ale Brewery
As the valley's hometown craft brewery, The Phoenix Ale Brewery churns out a diverse crop of beers. Customers can sample watermelon flavored wheat ale, Orange Peel IPA, or Camelback IPA inside the taproom.