Beer Brewing & Setting Up My Own Microbrewery (3 day course) - NEW DATE

setting up a microbrewery course

There are 3 elements to this three day intensive microbrewery set up 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 / Brewing Consultant and Head Brewer of Triple Point Brewery 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:


  • Cleaning and Hygiene within your microbrewery
  • Premises suitability and brewing equipment
  • Brewing equipment & microbrewery design
  • Racking, casking and fining of you beer
  • Brewery business and microbrewery start up advice
  • Useful brewing contacts and sources of info
  • Microbrewery beer packaging and canning options
  • Beer tasting and flavour evaluation
  • How to create your award winning beer brewing brand
  • The essential legal permissions you require to set up and run your microbrewery

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.


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.  Rob starts the day by outlining how he founded his award winning microbrewery and how it has developed since the early days.
Rob then takes you through his top 10 tips for setting up and running your own microbrewery.  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. 
We then go to a local gastro pub for a hearty Peak District lunch. 
 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.

DAY 3 - Saturday (9.30 am - 4.30 pm)


On Saturday morning you will join Marv White our 'Brew Meister' and former Head Brewer of Sheffield Brewer who 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.  

£550 inc VAT

A gourmet lunch will be provided on each day either at Brew-School or in a local pub.

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  
02-11-2023 £550 Various No
Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586