Vagabund Brauerei not only wants to make beer for people to drink, but we also want to get people involved in the beer making process. That's why we offer brew courses to beginners, who want to have a better handle on how beer is made. The beginner's course is also good for homebrewers who want to have a look at what goes into brewing on a small industrial sized brew system.
A course consists of a small group of people in order to make it more personal. We get started at 10:30 and go until 17:00. The course includes coffee, beers, snacks, lunch, and a free glass of the finished beer once the beer is ready to be served. Participation costs €125 (including tax) per person. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:30 – 11:00: Welcome (coffee and a roll)
11:00 – 11:30: Malt explanation and grinding
11:30 – 11:40: Mash-in (watch and learn)
11:40 – 11:55: Explanation of water in the brewing process
11:55 – 12:15 Introduction to basic brewing
12:15 – 12:25: Sparge start
12:25 – 13:10: Tour of the brewery
13:10 – 13:45: Measuring out hops (hop talk)
13:45 – Boil Start
13:45 – 14:45: Lunch and beer tasting (boil explanation and hop additions)
14:45 –14:55 – Measurements
14:55 – Cooling Start
14:55 – 15:00: -Difference between homebrewing and commercial brewing
15:20 – 15:55: Yeast explanation and microscope viewing
15:55 – 16:00: Q & A: Conclusion, Thank You's
16:00 - 17:00: Drinks!
IMPORTANT INFO: Please be aware that it gets very hot in the brewery. Despite this fact, we do ask you to wear pants as well as closed-toe shoes. You should also bring an extra set of clothes with you to change into after the brew day, just in case your work clothes get dirty or wet. That's what we do when we brew, and that's what you should do too. Thanks!