Brewing your own beer can make you the most popular guy in your neighborhood, especially if every bottle also comes with a stack of homemade money. Get crafty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$31 for a beer-brewing package for two (an $80 total value) $52 for a beer-brewing package for four (a $160 total value)
- 2.5-hour Introduction to Home Brewing class (a $25 value/person)
- One pint glass for each student (a $5 value)
- $20 toward store kits and supplies for each pair of students
At the start of class, instructors give a brief overview of various beer-brewing methods and discuss the equipment needed for each. From that point, they focus on the partial-boil method, a technique that requires little specialty gear and can be performed on an average kitchen stovetop. They walk students through the brewing process, explaining each step and the addition of each ingredient as they go, until they finally add the yeast to the wort. After class, they allow one student to purchase the wort to take home; if more than one student is interested, they can draw to determine who receives the concoction. The class is held at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most Saturdays.
Wine Workshop and Brew Center
Marcia Langford Perez's brother Gene once owned a small farm in north Florida. Here, each season, he would plant a few vines of rare grapes. When it came time to harvest, he chose his brother Philip as the vintner. This family affair quickly pulled in Marcia and her husband Gerald, who joined in tending the vineyards and making wine. After Gene passed away, Marcia decided to honor his legacy: she opened Wine Workshop and Brew Center, a polished craft store and urban winery dedicated to the art of independent brewing and winemaking.
Today, Marcia and her staff explore the ins and outs of winemaking during in-store classes and slumber parties in the fermentation tanks. They help visitors choose their grape or juice, blend the yeast, and—after a few weeks—collect, bottle, and label the finished wine. They also teach beer brewing in a series of weekly workshops, highlighting the partial-boil process and the uses of hops, yeast, and specialty malts. For those who want to try brewing on their own, the store also supplies ingredients and equipment such as fermentation containers, extract kits, base and specialty grains, and full wine kits from popular producers.