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Craft Brewing – Comprehensive course

29/08/2017 @ 9:15 am - 01/08/2027 @ 4:00 pm

Tutor: Jonny Mills
Head Brewer: Noel James

Course dates:
Wednesday 25th April to Friday 27th April, 2018
Tuesday 19th June to Thursday 21st June, 2018

Course time: 3 Days 9:15am – 4:00pm
Course cost: £400 (inc VAT)

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Expanding on our Crash Course, the Comprehensive Three Day Course covers the science and technology of brewing in greater depth.

Day one covers the production of beer from grain-to-glass. Day two covers topics essential to making better beer – quality control throughout the process, beer flavour analysis & troubleshooting. Day three lets the candidates loose on a production brewery as they participate in a full brew with New Bristol’s very own Head Brewer, Noel James.

A great opportunity to gain experience on a professional brew kit, this course would be a great foot on the ladder for those wishing to progress into the industry or those with a thirst for a more in depth knowledge of brewing.

Topics covered:

Day 1: Introduction to Brewing, brewing water analysis and treatment, malting, malt analysis and selection, adjuncts, mashing and wort separation, boiling, hop analysis and selection, bitterness calculations, building aroma

Day 2: Yeast analysis, yeast strain selection, fermentation and control, maturation, dry hopping principles and techniques, beer prep for packaging, packaging and dispense

Day 3: Live brew day – brew-house technology, best practice yeast cropping/pitching/storage, quality systems and finished beer stability, off-flavours and troubleshooting, recipe design

This course includes:

  • Morning Coffee/Tea & Pastries
  • Lunch – this will be provided by one of Bristol finest lunchtime eateries, these include Pieminister, Pinkmans and Harts Bakery. Vegetarian options available.
  • An end of day beer in New Bristol’s tap bar with the Head brewer and team.

NB: Please remember this is a working brewery so wear practical clothes and shoes.


Craft Brewing – Comprehensive course
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
£400 (inc VAT)
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Bristol Brewery School
07837 976871


Bristol Brewery School
20A Wilson St
Bristol, BS29HH United Kingdom
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07837 976871
The best way to contact us is by the old fashioned telephone. But you can also email us and when we eventually sit down we will get straight back to you
Phone: 07932 055265 or 07837 976871
Email: info@bristolbreweryschool.co.uk
New Bristol Brewery, 20A Wilson St
Bristol, BS2 9HH