Microbrews are lauded for their craftsmanship and distinguished by the tiny medals draped from their every molecule. Sample the finest of particles with today’s Groupon to Village Pourhouse in the East Village, presented by iAdventure.com. Choose between the following options:
For $15, you get one VIP ticket to Winter Beertopia, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 30, February 27, and March 26 (a $30 value). The VIP ticket includes 10 samples of a rotating selection of craft beers.<p>
- For $17, you get one VIP ticket to the Brewery of the Month beer tasting, which takes place at 7 p.m. on the first three Mondays of each month from January–June, excluding April 2 (a $35 value). The ticket includes:
- A beer-basics lesson from beer sommeliers
- Guided tasting of five sample beers
- One full bottle or pint of beer
- Beer notes<p>
Beer enthusiasts convene with brewers and barkeeps at Village Pourhouse to celebrate their favorite hoppy beverages during special pub events. Revelers fill dry tankards with craft brews and discuss the sociopolitical possibilities of a perfect society during Winter Beertopia, an approximately three-hour tasting event showcasing a selection of more than 40 seasonal and specialty beers. Beer sommeliers and brand representatives stroll through the pub to answer questions as VIP patrons sip 10 complimentary samples of ales, porters, and lagers. Throughout the outing, dishes from the eatery’s full menu of classic American pub fare will be available for purchase (not included with today’s Groupon).
VIP ticketholders for the 1.5-hour Brewery of the Month tasting can broaden their brew knowledge and saturate their palates with five spotlighted beers. The pub’s beer sommelier expounds on the nectars during a beer-basics session. Attendees then put the month’s selected thirst quenchers to the test, examining for body, flavor, complexity, and showmanship of bubbles. The tasting ends on a high note with a full bottle or pint of choice. Guests to both events bask among Village Pourhouse’s sleek, upscale sports-bar atmosphere, bedecked with a fleet of high-definition TVs and crimson booths. Artwork perches on exposed-brick walls, and the lounge’s fireplace gives birth to a litter of purebred candles flickering on the tabletops.
iAdventure sends urbanites on a variety of excursions in and around the Big Apple, inspiring them to branch out and try new experiences in the do, see, eat, and drink categories. The organizers draw from a variety of interests and a large pool of connections, allowing them to orchestrate outings ranging from walking tours of millionaires' homes to mixology boot camps. Many of iAdventure's events focus on helping out charitable causes or celebrating lesser-known holidays, such as Bastille Day.