Brew your own beer!

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

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished home brewer, our brewing experience is both fun and informative and 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?

HIGHLIGHTS

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 give you a short safety briefing and run you through the day’s agenda. 

2. WHAT TO BREW?

Pint of Wetherby Brew Co Stout on a picnic table

Next comes the exciting bit… deciding what to brew! We’ll discuss your favourite beer(s) and you’ll be introduced to the brewing ingredients. You’ll also be tasked with choosing a name for your ale (make it a good one as your beer will be sold in our taproom bar!).

3. LET'S GET BREWING!

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests mash tun

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start brewing! During the process known as the ‘mash’ you’ll be sampling a variety of malted barleys and carefully adding these to our 200 litre Braumeister brewing kit. You’ll also get the opportunity to use our mash paddle!  

4. CELLAR SKILLS

Inside the Wetherby Brew Co brewery

You’ll then be introduced to our beer cellar, where you will be shown how casks are stored, conditioned and set up for service. Stillage, tapping, venting, serving temperatures… you’ll learn it all here! No stairs are involved, our cellar is on the ground floor!

5. BAR SKILLS

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests pulling a pint

Now that you’ve learned how to brew and condition 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 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!

7. PRESENTATION

Wetherby Brew Co brewing experience guests holding a certificate

You’ll receive a gift carry pack containing 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 buy a selection of Wetherby Brew Co beers (and other fine guest bottles and cans) from our well stocked bottle shop… plus a range of branded merchandise. Better still, you’ll receive a 10% discount on all purchases on the day!

At a glance

Group Size

4 – 10

Duration

4 – 5 hours

Starts

9.30 am

Ends

2.30 – 3.00 pm

Age restriction

18 +

Price per person

From £105

(with group discount)

The ideal gift

how to buy

PURCHASE A GIFT VOUCHER

Minimum 1 voucher

Maximum 10 vouchers

Choose this option if you want to keep the date open 

Purchase 1-10 vouchers via our online shop

Voucher recipients make their own booking

The price is fixed at £125 per guest

BOOK ONLINE

Minimum 4 guests
Maximum 10 guests

Choose this option if you have a specific date in mind

Reserve your experience on our interactive calendar
The larger the group the lower the cost per person

Prices from £105 per guest (based on a group of 10)

TESTIMONIALS

GUEST REVIEWS

We think you’ll love our brewing experience… but don’t take our word for it! Find out what our previous guests have to say!

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Chris RichesChris Riches
18:33 22 Apr 22
Great micro brewery with good range of cask ales. Very friendly.
Andy HaighAndy Haigh
19:53 13 Apr 22
Little gem well hidden.Great beer and staff are really helpful.Made me and my dog welcome
SteSte
14:53 10 Nov 21
Enjoyed a day of brewing my own beer and learning about the process, whilst enjoying a good few beers and some sensational food. Followed by a nice relaxing pint in the taproom by a lovely warm fire. Certainly worth a visit and would recommend the brewing experience to all.
Roz LathamRoz Latham
16:49 16 Oct 21
What a gem. A delightful micro-brewery a stone's throw from the town. My partner did the brewing course and had a great time. Came back a few weeks later after their batch had brewed and were delighted with the end product! Walked away with lots of bottles of their own beer. Great brewing experience and as a general bar.
Helen ThomsonHelen Thomson
10:54 12 Sep 21
Had another lovely evening and this time we enjoyed some street food. Shame the pizza sold out, hope next time they bring some more!!
Hanlo ReynekeHanlo Reyneke
19:52 04 Sep 21
Staff was amazing, great drinks, awesome vibe and just generally a nice place to hang out with friends.
David DeeDavid Dee
16:51 26 Jul 21
Cracking beer, usually 8 on draught, huge selection in bottles both brewed by them and others. They have ciders, IPAs, Stouts, bitters, larger.Really friendly. Plenty of seating in and out.Large range of other drinks too.Try them all with the 3 x 1/3 tasting boardsFrequently they have excellent food stalls and live music (check FB or their website for what’s on each weekend).When you’re ready to leave, why not grab a 2l (or 5l) to go bottle of any on tap or one of their mini kegs of your favourite tipple.
Ian ShoesmithIan Shoesmith
11:44 19 Jul 21
Great little place. Nice ale and lovely food. Always nice to pop in when i have a spare afternoon.
John TinsleyJohn Tinsley
08:55 27 Jun 21
We've been coming since it opened good staff, good beers,good venue.
Andrew McDonaldAndrew McDonald
15:39 26 Jun 21
Would be a lot better if we hadn't driven there. Would have been a great afternoon.
Barry SuttonBarry Sutton
19:46 19 Jun 21
Nice blonde beer but at £3.90 a pint too expensive.
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23:37 14 May 21
Love this place. Always great ale. And with the bonus of street food...its fab! Great undercover beer garden and when covid is over they have a log fire inside! Pleasant staff. Great place for a great ale.
Ant DaweAnt Dawe
07:50 25 Apr 21
Fantastic little micro brewery. It's a first come first serve basis on the tables outside, but there are a decent amount.Beer is great, have a little hot food stand. Definitely worth a visit.
Adam DixonAdam Dixon
14:45 30 Oct 20
We went to Wetherby Brew Co for the ‘brewing experience’ which was fantastic! The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. A great group activity, would highly recommend.
Mark BestMark Best
17:40 15 Aug 20
Called here Saturday afternoon as camping nearby and out on bikes with the dog.We really enjoyed a few pints sat outside although dog friendly in and out.We particularly liked the Wetherby IPA cask even though ( ashamed to admit) I usually prefer keg.Covid secure and friendly staff makes full marks here.
Stuart NewcombeStuart Newcombe
07:34 09 Aug 20
Great beer, friendly team. Good social distancing so you can feel safe.
mark owensmark owens
14:57 08 Aug 20
Great for beer, dogs and when they have them, food events.
RSB64RSB64
17:56 28 Jun 20
Fantastic beer and lovely people. Ordered some beer and they kindly gave me a couple of glasses. Looking forward to being able to use the tap room to get to know them better. Would highly recommend
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Frequently asked questions

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

You can either purchase a gift voucher for 1-10 people or make a fixed date booking for 4-10 people. Gift vouchers are valid for 18 months.

No. Rest assured, we’ll guide you every step of the way! Whether you’re a complete novice or a keen homebrewer, 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.

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 is half way between London and Edinburgh, close to the Yorkshire Dales, and easily accessible from York, Leeds, and Harrogate. Please visit the find us page for a map and directions. There is ample on-site parking.

The brewing experience takes place on a Saturday morning. It starts at 9.30 am and ends 2.30 – 3.00 pm.

We need a minimum of 4 guests per group and a maximum of 10. If you make a booking for less than 10 guests your group will consist of more than one party.

Larger groups (11 +) may also be accommodated by prior arrangement. Please contact us if you would like to make a booking for more than 10 guests.

We may be able to hold the experience on a weekday for groups of 6 or more, however you will not be able to book this online. Please contact us if you would like to make a weekday booking.

If you’re booking for a group of 4 or more guests we may be able to change the experience start and finish times to suit your needs. Please –contact us to discuss any specific requirements.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Yes. A discount is available for groups of 5 or more when you book online. The discount is on a sliding scale and will be applied automatically as you increase the number of guests. The more guests you book the cheaper the price per head!

Yes. Our 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 and stag and hen parties. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements.

MAKING A BOOKING

Booking online is your best option when: –
  • You have a group of 4-10 guests
  • You need to reserve a fixed date
  • You want to receive a group discount
  • You require an instant booking confirmation
Please bear in mind the following: –
  • If your booking is for 10 guests, your experience will be exclusive to you.
  • If your booking is for less than 10 guests, your experience may be made up of other parties.
  • You cannot normally book a date for less than 4 guests (except where there are pre-existing bookings and the minimum group numbers have been met).
  • You cannot change or amend your booking online
  • A cancellation policy applies

Simply head on over to the Book online page to view our interactive calendar. The available experience dates are highlighted in green and any unavailable dates are shown in red. The calendar is automatically updated whenever a booking is made.

We’re unable to take telephone bookings… however our web store and booking system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you’d prefer to book in person, you can visit us during our taproom opening hours and we will assist you (please bring a valid credit/debit card with you). Please bear in mind that online bookings can be made at any time. If you have a preferred date in mind it may have been booked by the time you visit us (in which case you will need to look at alternative dates).

Gift voucher purchases

You will receive an order confirmation and PDF voucher by email. You can print a hard copy or forward this to your recipient (who can book online at a later date on the redeem a gift voucher page).

 

Booking online

You will receive an automatic confirmation of your booking by email. This will include a booking reference and joining instructions.

Yes (subject to availability). If you would like to book extra places for the experience, please purchase a gift voucher for each additional guest. Once you have received your new vouchers you can then make a group booking on the Redeem a gift voucher  page.

Your brewing experience includes food and drinks. You will be given the opportunity to advise us of your dietary preferences and allergens when making your booking.

You can not amend your booking online. If you’re unable to attend your experience (or would like to re-schedule it) please contact us as soon as possible and we will endeavour to find an alternative date. Please be aware that last-minute cancellations will be subject to our cancellation policy.

We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee should you cancel your booking at short notice . This will be charged as a percentage of the price of your original booking and will vary according to the date you make the cancellation. 14 days or less before your experience date = 25% fee. 7 days or less = 50% fee. 2 days or less = 100% fee. 

If you are experiencing problems making a booking, please contact us and we will assist you.

GIFT VOUCHERS

A gift voucher is your best option when:

  • The experience is for someone else
  • You don’t have a fixed date in mind
  • You’d like to receive a printer-friendly PDF
  • You want to send the gift electronically

Please bear in mind the following:

  • Experience dates are subject to availability
  • The voucher holder will need to redeem their voucher and book their place online at a later date
  • Joining instructions will be sent after the booking has been made
  • Voucher holders will normally be part of a mixed group
  • Voucher purchases do not receive a group discount

Yes. If you would like to redeem more than one voucher, simply enter each voucher number (separated by a space) in the box provided when making your booking.

Yes. If you have one of our generic gift vouchers (e.g. £10, £20) you can redeem this against the cost of your brewing experience. You will not be able to do this online though, so please contact us and we will make the booking for you.

ON THE DAY

Everything you need on the day is included within your experience package. You may wish to bring a change of clothing (especially if you have a formal engagement afterwards). We’ll send you a full list of what to bring in your joining instructions.

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 also be quite cold at times, so please be prepared to ‘wrap up’ in the winter months. 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. Whilst we don’t offer dedicated changing facilities, our accessible WC can be used for changing when required.

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 and merchandise from our well-stocked bottle shop. We accept all major debit/credit cards.

ABOUT YOUR BEER

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

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

Yes! Your beer will be available to enjoy from the cask at our taproom bar a few weeks after your experience (the perfect opportunity to bring along friends and family to sample your brewing prowess!). If we’re not too busy, we’ll even allow you back behind the bar to pull a pint for yourself… a great photo opportunity.

CORPORATE BOOKINGS

Yes. We welcome enquiries for corporate events and would be happy to discuss preparing a bespoke package to meet your needs (our brewing experience area is ideal for meetings of up to 25 people). We’re also happy to recommend local businesses, including hotels, eateries, transport companies, venues and attractions.

Yes. You can either book online using your company credit/debit card or we can send you a VAT invoice. You can pay the invoice online or by BACs. Please note that your booking will only be secured once payment has been received. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements.

ACCESSIBILITY

We believe in equality and inclusivity. Our taproom is wheelchair friendly and features an accessible toilet. Our brewing experience is usually hosted on the first floor of our building (there is no lift, unfortunately). Space in the brewing area is also limited. We are happy to host the experience on the ground floor and adapt it for guests with mobility issues. Please contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our very best to cater for them.

Terms & Conditions

18+ only

Price includes VAT

Payment is in advance

Brews cannot exceed 6% ABV

Minimum group size is 4 people

Maximum group size is 10 people

No dogs permitted (except assistance dogs)

Refunds will only be made if we are unable to fulfil your booking

Cancellation policies apply for both individual and group bookings 

In the event of late arrival, the experience may commence without you

Bookings for less than 10 guests may be made up of several parties

Groups of 10 will receive exclusive use of our brewing experience area

We will always attempt to help you brew a beer style of your choice however this will be subject to the ingredients available

Groups made up of mixed parties will need to reach an agreement on the type of beer to be brewed. If a decision cannot be reached democratically our Head Brewer will determine this

If redeeming a single guest voucher, your experience will be part of a ‘mixed group’ and you will need to select a date from those shown on the redeem a gift voucher page.  

If you cancel your booking at short notice you will be charged a cancellation fee. This will be charged as a percentage of the price of your original booking and will vary according to the date you make the cancellation. 14 days or less before your experience date = 25% fee. 7 days or less = 50% fee. 2 days or less = 100% fee.