Brewing beverages was invented by the ancient Earl Greynians, who began heating their drinks to combat their Ice Waterville rivals. Revel in discovery through competition with today's Groupon: $12 gets you a two person pass to a brewery tour and tasting at Whistler Brewing Company (a $25.90 value). The BC-based brewery creates award-winning beers, inspired by the region and mountains, with and without gravel pulp. The tour takes curious patrons around the Whistler craft brewing facility, showing them the equipment used in brewing their frothy libations and catchy techno dance beats. After the journey through hop-filled corridors, customers attend a beer tasting of various Whistler beers, such as the Black Tusk Ale, the Altitude Honey Lager, the Powder Mountain Lager, or the pinot noir IPA. Purchasers may buy as many of today's Groupon as they wish, perfect for a road trip or a spontaneous Pencil Drummers Association outing.
Whistler Brewing Company has won numerous awards from such competitions as the World Beer Cup, the World Beer Awards, and the Canadian Brewing Awards. It was also featured in Scout magazine and more than 775 Facebookers are fans.
Whistler Brewing Company
After helping to kick-start British Columbia's craft-brewery movement back in 1989, Whistler Brewing Company upholds its pioneering approach by crafting new and unique brews that brim with the tastes of B.C. The creations possess flavours for every palate, ranging from the 100-per-cent-organic B.C. honey of the Bear Paw Honey Lager to the chocolate and roasted-coffee notes of the award-winning Black Tusk Ale. The beverages can be savoured at home by the keg or bottle, or from the bar in the brewery’s tap house, which pairs its seasonal ales and current drafts with a menu of hop-complementing fare. The brewsmiths also open their doors twice daily to offer a glimpse of the facility's inner workings during brewery tours, which take patrons through the maze of copper brew kettles and bubbling witch cauldrons to illustrate the fermenting and flavouring process before giving guests their own suds to sample.