Whether you’re an experienced home brewer or complete beginner, brewing at The Brewers Apprentice is a great learning experience and a lot of fun. Making great beer in our facility is a two visit process that yields the most wonderful beer you’ve ever tasted! There’s no need to fret the details, our experienced brewing staff will guide you along every step of the way.
GETTING STARTED ….
The first step is the easiest … give us a call to schedule an appointment time. We have a six kettle system which means you can brew anywhere from one to six batches at a time. Each “batch” is 15 gallons which equal 6 cases of 22 oz bottles. Up to four people may brew per batch. Please let us know how many batches you will be making and have a credit card ready to secure your reservation.
BREW DAY …..
When you arrive, the first step is possibly the hardest …. selecting one of our over 200 recipes. If you have not already selected a recipe from our website (or a previous visit), you’ll want to arrive about 20 minutes before your brew appointment time to select one. Once you have that decided, it is all fun and games from this point forward. You gather your ingredients, grind your grains, weigh your hops and watch over your boiling kettle in anticipation of your first sip …
The entire brewing process takes about two and a half hours. At the end of that time, you hand off your creation to be looked after and cared for by our brew team.
BOTTLING DAY …..
When you arrive we will bring your beer to your bottling station. You will need to run your bottles through our bottle washer before filling them. If you have brought your own bottles, a staff member will check them to be sure they are free from scale and debris. Bottle care instructions are provided with each case of new bottles so you will be able to re-use them many times if they are properly maintained!
You should allow about two and a half hours for the bottling process.