Beer Brewing & Setting Up My Own Microbrewery (4 day course)
DAY 1 - (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
• 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 a gastro pub in Bakewell.
All equipment & course notes to be provided by Brew-School.
DAY 2 - (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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.
The first 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 10 barrel microbrewery along with the latest developments on his move to a larger purpose built premises nearby. His session includes his DOs & DONTs, an insight into his particular business model and view on the current market.
You will then be taken onto the fabulous Chatsworth Estate to Peak Ales Barn Brewery. Rob will take you on a tour of the brewery answering questions on the way it works and beer production on site. This will be followed by a short Q & A session.
Before lunch you receive a fascinating insight into pricing and costing your beer. Find out through a group exercise facilitated by Chris Holden the former head of the isights team at one of the worlds biggest brewers Molson Coors.
Lunch is at a renowned Bakewell gastropub a short walk away from the Mill.
In the afteroon prepare to have all your brewing preconceptions upended as Adrian Corke owner of both Staffordshire Brewery and Staffordshire Brewing Supplies talks you through his brewing journey and experiences. Adrian owns one the largest contract bottling lines in the country and will open your eyes to the many routes to market for your beer.
Following that we will have a short Q & A session after which you are then free to explore the pubs and delights of Bakewell with your fellow students.
DAY 3 - (9.30 am - 4.30 pm)
Mike Hitchen is an independent brewing consultant and to say brewing is in his DNA would not be overstating his enthusiasm and experience of his craft. He started his career at Fuller Smith & Turner working his way up to being a brewer. He then went on to set up his own brewery selling his beers to supermarkets such as Waitrose and Weatherspoons. As well as running his own business building microbreweries in the UK & abroad he also lectures at Sunderlands Brewlab. As well as an ideal introduction for home brewers this is the perfect course for those who have ambitions of setting up their own microbrewery and want to gain an understanding of the basic brewing process.
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.
Mike 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.
DAY 4 (9.30 - 4.30)
Financing and designing your microbrewery
On this day we look in detail at the specification and design of you microbrewery looking at the details of design, cost and layout with expert brewing consultant Dick Murton. We consider the merits of putting together your own brewery as a posed to a turn key package or buying second hand. This is an essential session for those who are serious about setting up to ensure that their money gets well spent. In the afternoon we look at the opportunites that exist to fund your start up microbrewery or finance it's continued expansion to ensure that it reaches it's maximum poptential.FOR MORE DETAILS
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