Setting Up A Microbrewery Course (2 day) - 3/4 November (JUST 8 PLACES LEFT)

setting up a microbrewery course

There are 2 elements to this two 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 (9.30 am - 4.30 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. Most relevantly Alex has just set up his own 15 barrel microbrewery in Sheffield specialising in brewing lager and now is Head Brewer consultant to Triple Point Brewing as well as offering brewing consultancy services worldwide.

 

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

  • Premises suitability and equipment

  • Racking, casking and fining

  • Business start up advice

  • Useful contacts and sources of info

  • Further study sources

 

A hot lunch will be served in a gastro pub in Bakewell.

 

DAY 2 - Friday (10am - 4.30 pm) Friday

 
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.  Rob starts the day by outlining how he founded his award winning microbrewery and how it has developed since the early days. This day begins with a session from Rob Evans owner of the renowned Peak Ales Brewery on the Chatsworth Estate. Rob takes you through his personal experiences of setting up a brewery using an unconverted farm building through to running his 9 barrel microbrewery along with the latest developments on his move to a larger purpose built premises nearby.
 
Rob then takes you through his top 10 tips for setting up and running your own microbrewery.  His session includes his DOs & DONTs, an insight into his particular business model and his view on the current market. This will be followed by a short Q & A session.
 
You will then be taken a short trip to his microbrewery to see the layout and brewing equipment of the 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 Brew-School where we have a short session from Paul Evans from Oasthouse Engineering and Brupaks on the latest developments and opportunities of small pack for your microbrewery and getting your beer into cans and bottles rather than just the more traditional cask.
 
We then go to a local gastro pub for a hearty Peak District lunch. 
 
In the afternoon our expert brewing consultant Tom Newman will take you through all the things that you need to consider when designing and commissioning a small microbrewery including where to source your brewing equpment. 
 
Having talked through the production of the beer we may 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.
 
We end with an inspirational session with Ed Bright who has set up Stubborn Mule Brewery in Altringham giving his insights into his recent experience of starting up a microbrewry from scratch with limited funding and the insignts and lessons he has obtain from this process.

This day is designed to give you an essential 'real life' insight into what it is like to set up your own microbrewery and how to learn from the microbrewers experiences.

This final day gives you the experience of meeting a number of microbrewers who have gone through the entire experience of setting up and making their dream a reality.  It also provides you with essential additional insight into equipping your brewery, bottling your beer and promoting your beer brand online.

The 2 day element of the course aims to give 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.

This 2 Day Setting Up A Microbrewery 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.

Price £440 inc VAT

 

 

The course will take place at Brew-School in Bakewell along with various visits to microbreweries within Derbyshire & the Peak District.

 

Comprehensive course notes to be provided by Brew-School

 

To see images of our recent beer brewing courses

Dates Price Tutor Spaces  
03-11-2022 £440 Various Yes
Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586