2011 was quite a year for Google Offers. In only six months (since we first launched in Portland) we introduced amazing deals from beloved local business in 33 cities in the U.S., launched national deals and released our first mobile app.

Well, good news deal lovers! We’re keeping up the momentum and 2012 is going to be just as exciting. As of today, Google Offers is available in five new cities including: Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Tampa.

Here are the details about our debut deals in these terrific locations:

Charlotte: $11 for a beer tasting, growler bottle, souvenir glass & soft pretzel at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ($22 value)
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself—this is the force behind
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Born of the belief that every town should have fresh local beer,
the talented brewers churn out premium all-natural lagers and ales weekly. After tasting such fresh beer, your happy hours are sure to be even happier—$11 gets you a beer tasting, growler bottle, souvenir glass and a soft pretzel at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ($22 value).

Kansas City: $5 for $10 of food and drink at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque Restaurant
Some say Washington and Jefferson, others claim Adams and Franklin, but Kansas City’s vote for favorite founding fathers goes to Charlie and Arthur Bryant, veterans of the KC barbecue revolution. Cast your ballot at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, where $5 gets you $10 toward their iconic menu.

Milwaukee: $5 for $12 toward burgers, brews & more at Sobelman’s Pub & Grill
In a city where the state domesticated animal is the dairy cow, residents have an innate ability to seek out great cheeseburgers. Follow your instinct to Sobelman’s Pub & Grill, where our first Milwaukee Google Offer is: $5 for $12 toward award-winning burgers and more. Lines often stretch out the door at the original West Saint Paul joint, so luckily you can also use this Google Offer to get mouth-watering burgers at the new Sobelman's Eastside Grill and Sobelman’s @Marquette.

San Antonio: $10 for $20 of fine sandwiches, pasta, steaks & more at Liberty Bar
Though “beauty and charm” was not likely the mantra of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica, they’ve given their stamp of approval to Liberty Bar’s current residence in their old convent. Salmon-colored paint or not, you’re headed for a “quintessentially San Antonio spot” where $10 gets you $20 of “excellent, eclectic eats,” according to Zagat.

Tampa: $5 for $10 of Greek cuisine at Louis Pappas Market Cafe
With a menu full of secret family recipes and cafes with friendly and quick service, it’s no surprise that the Louis Pappas Market Cafe family restaurants have seen over eighty years of success in Florida. For $5, today’s Google Offers gets you $10 towards delicious Greek cuisine at any of the cafe’s four locations: Palma Ceia, Citrus Park, Lakeland and Clearwater. Be sure to try the popular “Greek-a-dilla”—a crispy flat bread full of meat, melted feta and cheddar jack cheeses, served with tzatziki.

Check out www.google.com/offers to learn more and subscribe to Google Offers in your city to be among the first to know about the latest and greatest national and local deals, relevant to you.

Posted by Eric Rosenblum, Director of Product Management, Google Offers