Brewing Experience

Brewing Experience

A half day hands-on brewing experience including breakfast, lunch, refreshments, tuition, beer tasting and a gift pack to take home!

Brew your own beer!

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished home brewer, our brewing experience is both fun and informative and also makes the perfect gift!

Working within our brewery in Wetherby, you’ll enjoy a hands-on experience crafting your own ale.

You’ll also learn how to pull the perfect  pint, and (best of all) sample some great tasting beers!

Finally, as a memento of your visit, you’ll receive a selection of bottled ales and a brewing certificate to take home.

What's included?

  • Breakfast sandwich
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • 2 pints of cask beer
  • 3 bottle gift pack
  • Bespoke pump clip
  • Framed certificate
  • All tuition

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You choose what to brew
  • Learn how to brew a great beer
  • Brew 200 litres (350+ pints)
  • Handle ingredients (barley, wheat, hops)
  • Use commercial brewing equipment
  • Learn about beer storage and serving
  • Learn how to pull the perfect pint
  • Enjoy a variety of cask beers
  • Receive a unique pump clip design
  • Your beer served in our taproom bar
  • 10% discount on all purchases

HOW YOU’LL BE SPENDING YOUR DAY

1. MEET & GREET

Upon arrival, you’ll will be greeted by one of our team. Whilst you are enjoying your complimentary breakfast and refreshments we’ll run you through the day’s agenda and give you a short health and safety briefing.

2. WHAT TO BREW?

Pint of Wetherby Brew Co Stout on a picnic table

Next comes the exciting bit… deciding what to brew! You’ll be introduced to the available ingredients and supplied with a variety of recipe cards for inspiration. You’ll also be tasked with choosing a name for your ale (make it a good one as your beer will ultimately be sold in our taproom bar!).

3. LET'S GET BREWING!

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests mash tun

It’s then time to roll up your sleeves and start brewing! You’ll be selecting and weighing out malted barley and wheat and getting your hands on our 200 litre Braumeister brewing kit (don’t worry, you’ll be guided every step of the way).

4. CELLAR SKILLS

Inside the Wetherby Brew Co brewery

You’ll then be introduced to our beer cellar (don’t worry it’s actually on the ground floor) where you will be shown how casks are stored, conditioned and set up for service. Stillage, tapping, venting… you’ll learn it all here!

5. BAR SKILLS

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests pulling a pint

Now that you’ve learned how to brew and store a great beer, it’s time to learn how to serve one! You’ll spend time behind our bar and will be shown how to pull the perfect pint. You’ll also be given the opportunity to enjoy your two complimentary pints of cask beer.

6. DESIGN TIME

Brew your own beer pump clip design

Next up, it’s design time! You’ll sit down with our designer, and using professional software, you’ll be helping to design a bespoke pump clip for your beer.

Whether you want something ‘traditional’, ‘contemporary’ or ‘wild and whacky’, the design is up to you (our designer will of course be on hand to help you and give you ideas).

7. PRESENTATION

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests holding a certificate

You’ll receive a gift carry pack containing a three bottles of Wetherby Brew Co beer of your choosing. You’ll then be presented with a personalised framed brewing certificate. Finally, we’ll take a photo of your group for you to share with your friends.

8. ENJOY A BEER

Wetherby Brew Co Tap Room Bar

Once you’ve completed your experience, we encourage your family and friends to join you in our taproom where you can reflect on your brewing achievements! We serve a variety of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and children are permitted up until 8.00pm.

9. GRAB YOUR DISCOUNT

Wetherby brewery bottles on a shelf

Before departing  you can purchase a selection of Wetherby Brew Co beers (and other fine guest bottles and cans) from our well stocked bottle shop. Better still, you’ll receive a 10% discount on all purchases on the day!

At a glance

Group size 1 - 6
Starts 9.30 am
Ends 2.30 pm
Duration 4 - 5 hours
Age restriction 18 +
Price £95 per person

The ideal gift

  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Retirement gift
  • Stag and hen parties
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Staff incentives and team building

BOOK ONLINE

RESERVE A DATE

Secure your place online using our interactive calendar
This is the best option if you have a specific date in mind

  • Guaranteed booking date
  • Immediate confirmation
  • Peace of mind

PURCHASE A VOUCHER

Purchase a gift voucher that can be redeemed at a later date
This is the best option if the recipient is to make the booking

  • Personalised gift voucher
  • Print at home or send by Email
  • Voucher valid for 12 months

Frequently asked questions

At our premises in Wetherby, home to our microbrewery, taproom and bottle shop. You’ll find us just 5 minutes from J45 or J46 of the A1, and a short walk from the town centre. Wetherby itself is half way between London and Edinburgh, close to the Yorkshire Dales, and easily accessible from York, Leeds, and Harrogate. Please visit our find us page for a map and directions. There is ample on-site parking.

Most  Saturdays throughout the year. Weekdays may also be available for booking by prior appointment.

Brewing great beer takes time! Your experience typically lasts 4 – 5 hours, starting at 9.30am and ending around 2.30pm. If you’re booking for a group (and have a subsequent engagement) it may be possible to amend these times slightly. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements.

We generally recommend bookings for groups of six. If you are looking to book individual places you may be asked to share the experience with up to 5 other guests. Larger groups may also be accommodated by prior arrangement. Please contact us for details.

No experience is necessary and we’ll guide you every step of the way. Whether you’re a complete novice or a keen home brewer, we’ll tailor your time with us accordingly. If you have a specific brewing interest or objective, please let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Simply click on one of the buttons below and follow the instructions on screen to add your experience to our secure shopping cart. Alternatively, you may make a booking in person at the brewery where one of our team will be happy to help you.

That’s up to you! Your experience includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and two pints of cask ale. There are no other additional costs on the day, however many of our guests choose to use their guest discount to purchase additional beers from our well stocked bottle shop. We accept cash and all major debit/credit cards.

You will receive an automatic confirmation of your booking, complete  with an order number. We’ll then send  you (or your gift recipient) an Email containing joining instructions. please check your spam folder. nd inontact us.

Your beer will be casked and/or bottled and will be ready to drink approximately 4 weeks after your experience. 

Yes! Your beer will be available to enjoy from the cask at our taproom bar (the perfect opportunity to bring along friends and family to sample your brewing prowess!). We’ll even allow you back behind the bar to pull a pint for yourself… a great photo opportunity!

Yes. You can reserve some bottles of beer on the day and collect these when they’re ready.  Alternatively (by prior arrangement) we can deliver these to an address of your choosing (please note that postage and packing will incur an additional cost).

Yes. We welcome enquiries for corporate events and would be happy to discuss preparing a bespoke package to meet your specific needs. We’re also happy to recommend local businesses, including hotels, eateries, transport companies, venues and attractions.

Yes. The Wetherby Brewing Experience is an ideal way to kick off a weekend of celebration. We’re happy to accommodate enquiries for all types of occasions, including; anniversaries, birthday parties, christenings and stag and hen parties. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements.

Everything you need on the day is included within the package. We’d recommend that you bring a change of clothing (particularly if you have a more formal engagement afterwards). We’ll send you a full list of what to bring in your joining instructions.

Our taproom is wheelchair friendly and features an accessible toilet. The brewing experience is based on the ground floor of our premises however space in the brewing area is very limited. Please contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our very best to cater for them.

Everything you need on the day is included within the package. We’d recommend that you bring a change of clothing (particularly if you have a more formal engagement afterwards). We’ll send you a full list of what to bring in your joining instructions.

The brewing process involves dealing with raw ingredients including water, malt, hops and yeast. As such, there is a possibility your clothing may get wet and/or dusty. We suggest casual comfortable clothing suitable for a working environment. We recommend wearing closed shoes and avoiding baggy items and jewellery. The brewing area can be quite cold at times, so please be prepared to ‘wrap up’ (especially in the winter months). Whilst we don’t offer dedicated changing facilities, our accessible WC can be used for changing when required.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to accommodate spectators. Don’t worry though… there are plenty of local attractions for your partner, friends or family to explore whilst you brew. Wetherby also has a good selection of independent cafes and shops and some scenic riverside walks.

TESTIMONIALS

Terms & Conditions

18+ only
Payment is in advance
No dogs (except Guide Dogs)
Brews cannot exceed 6% ABV 
Each experience is for 1-6 people
Price is per person and includes VAT
If booking for 1-5 people you may be part of a mixed group
In the event of late arrival brewing may commence without you
Refunds will only be made if we are unable to fulfil your booking

Mixed groups will need to discuss the beer to be brewed and (when necessary) a compromise reached.
We will always attempt to help you brew a beer style of your choosing however this will be subject to the ingredients available