Beer Brewing & Setting Up My Own Microbrewery (3 day course) 1/12/13th November

setting up a microbrewery course

There are 3 elements to this three day intensive course which will equip you with all the business and technical essentials of setting up your own microbrewery and enable you to start brewing on a commercial scale:


DAY 1 - Thursday (10 am - 5 pm)


Master Brewer Alex Barlow will take you through all the key essentials of setting up your own micro-brewery by drawing on his recent experience of designing and commissioning the new brewery for Purity in Warwickshire and another brewery in Turkey.  On this day of “Setting up a Microbrewery Course” you will cover the following:

    •    Beer tasting and flavour assessment
    •    Creating a winning beer and brand
    •    Marketing and selling your beer
    •    Cleaning and Hygiene
    •    Premises suitability and equipment
    •    Liquor Water treatment (with Murphy & Son)
    •    Premises suitability and equipment
    •    Racking, casking and fining
    •    Business start up advice
    •    Useful contacts and sources of info
    •    Further study sources

This course aims to give those people with ambitions of setting up their own microbrewery either now or in the future all the basic skills and knowledge to make their 'brewing dream' a reality.

A hot lunch will be served in an exclusive private dining room in Bakewell.

All equipment & course notes to be provided by Brew-School.


DAY 2 - Friday  (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Peak Ales was literally 'born in a barn'.  Rob & Debra Evans founded the Peak District in 2006 on the Chatsworth estate and have not looked back since.  You will start the day at Brew-School in Bakewell for a brief meet and breakfast with your fellow brewers. Did we mention bacon sandwiches?  You will then be taken onto the fabulous Chatsworth Estate to Peak Ales Barn Brewery and to meet Rob Evans the owner of this quintessentially Peak District Brewery. Rob will take you on a tour of the brewery answering questions on the way it works and beer production on site.  You will return to Hartingtons for a hearty Derbyshire lunch followed by a brief presentation by Rob on his top 10 pitfalls to avoid and tips for setting up and running your own microbrewery.  This will be followed by a short Q & A session.  Having talked through the production of the beer we have a brief presentation by Adrian Corke owner of Staffordshire Brewery and one of the UK's leading contract bottlers for the microbrewery industry.  This day is in addition to the 2 day setting up a microbrewery course and adds in the experience of meeting a microbrewer who has gone through the entire experience of setting up and making his dream a reality.  It also provides you with essential additional insight into equipping your brewery, bottling your beer and promoting your beer brand online.

DAY 3 - Saturday (9.30 am - 4.30 pm)


On Saterday morning you will join Tom Newman our 'Brew Meister' will take you through all the stages necessary to create your own unique beer using pure natural ingredient by demonstrating how to set up a 'brew' using basic home brewing equipment.

Along the way he'll talk you through:

* The brewing process

* The ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and the importance of 'water'

* How to bottle beer successfully including some useful tips from an experienced brewer.

Paul will explain and show the 'sparge and boil'' so that at you have a clear understanding of the full home brewing process.  At the end of the course students will have the skill and knowledge to be able to create their own varied and professional tasting beers at home with just basic home brewing equipment. 

£495 inc VAT



This course includes refreshments of coffee & artisan biscuits and a Peak District ploughmans for lunch.

All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided by Brew-School.

Have a look at some images from a recent beer brewing course.

Dates Price Tutor Spaces  
11-11-2021 £550 Alex Barlow Yes
Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586