Have you ever wanted to brew your own beer?
Well this short course for brewing novices gives you your first taste of the action.
You’ll be learning the extract method of brewing - this means that you’ll learn all the basic steps to brewing up a great beer but skipping the tricky mash technique.
This means that you’ll get a feel for the overall brewing process but not in as much detail or as interactive as the day-long Hands-On brewing course.
However, this festive Friday night always ends up with a great fun and entertaining session with plenty of opportunities to sample the beers along the way.
Who is this course aimed at?
Absolute beginners as the name suggests but someone who is interested in the brewing process and wants to know a little bit more about how their favourite beers are produced. You may have previously brewed in a bag many moons ago but now want to learn the real way.
You’ll be in a brewteam of upto 12 attendees watching and learning from our brew instructor, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to have a mini-tour of the brewery.
The course is perfect for those who want to blag their mates at the pub with the tricks of the trade over a few hours but not necessarily to know all the science behind some of the techniques that come with the all-day Saturday course.
What happens on the evening?
You and your friends will be put into brewteams of up to twelve people, and be shown the various steps to brewing on a top of the range brew kit. You’ll also be welcomed on arrival, and given either a special hop guide or brewery tour as part of your evening’s entertainment.
We’ll have the ingredients and recipe ready for you, and our staff will be on hand to take you through all the key steps to help you brew a fantastic beer - the only thing you will need to agree on is the name.
What if I don’t have a group of 12 people to brew with?
No problem! We firmly believe that brewing beer is like drinking it - best done amongst friends.
If you want to come along on your own then we’ll happily pair you with new friends for the evening. The Friday evening sessions do end up quite lively so we’re pretty sure you’ll have a blast and meet some like-minded beer lovers.
What do I get at the end of the course?
When the beer has fermented and been bottled, you’ll be coming back in two weeks time to collect a share of the spoils that you brewed. You’ll also get a special beery certificate to prove to your partner or spouse that you’ve not just been drinking all evening.