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.
We have extended vouchers for bookings postponed due to Covid-19
All newly purchased gift vouchers will be valid for 18 months
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?
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!
It’s then 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
You’ll then be introduced to our beer cellar (no stairs involved, 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, serving temperatures… you’ll learn it all here!
5. BAR SKILLS
Now that you’ve learned how to brew and keep 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
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!
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
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
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
4 – 10
4 – 5 hours
Price per person
(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
Price is fixed at £125 per guest
Minimum 4 guests
Maximum 10 guests
Choose this option if you have a specific date in mind
Reserve your experience using our interactive calendar
The larger the group the lower the cost per head
Prices from £105 per guest (based on a group of 10)
Frequently asked questions
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 to give as a gift
Please bear in mind the following: –
- Experience dates are subject to availability
- The voucher holder will need to confirm the booking at a later date
- Joining instructions will be sent closer to the time
- Voucher holders will normally be part of a mixed group
- Voucher purchases do not receive a group discount
Booking online is your best option when: –
- You have a group of 4 – 10 guests
- You need to reserve a fixed date
- You would like to receive a group discount
- You require an instant booking confirmation
Please bear in mind the following: –
- You cannot reserve a date for less than 4 guests
- Unless your booking is for 10 people guests your guests may still be part of a mixed group
- You cannot change or amend your booking online
- A cancellation policy applies
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 guest!
Simply click on the ‘Book online‘ button to view our interactive calendar.
The available experience dates are highlighted in green.
Unavailable dates are shown in red.
The calendar is automatically updated whenever a booking is made.
Yes… although we generally encourage guests to purchase online whenever possible. Our web store and booking system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you would prefer to make a purchase over the phone, please have your diary, credit/debit card and contact details to hand before calling. Please remember that we’re a small team and we are often busy brewing (and doing other brewery related things) during the week. As such, we may not always able to respond to phone calls or voicemails straight away. Please also bear in mind that online bookings can be made at any time (meaning your preferred date(s) may become unavailable).
Booking in person
If you’d prefer to book in person, you can visit us during our taproom opening hours (please bring a valid credit/debit card with you) and we will happily assist you. Once again, bear in mind that online bookings can be made at any time (meaning your preferred date(s) may become unavailable).
Gift voucher purchases
You will receive a purchase confirmation and PDF voucher by email.
Print or forward this to your recipient (who can book online at a later date)
You will receive an automatic confirmation of your booking by email.
This will include a booking reference and joining instructions.
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 the find us page for a map and directions. There is ample on-site parking.
Our brewing experiences take place on a Saturday morning. We can also accommodate bookings for weekdays for groups of 6 or more (these cannot be booked online at present so please contact us to discuss your requirements).
Brewing great beer takes time! Your experience typically lasts around 5 hours, starting at 9.30am and ending around 2.30pm. If you’re booking for a larger group (and have a subsequent engagement) it may be possible to amend these times slightly. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements.
We need a minimum of 4 guests per group and a maximum of 10. If you purchase a voucher for 1 – 4 guests you may be asked to share the experience with up to 6 other guests. Larger groups (11 +) may also be accommodated by prior arrangement. Please contact us for details.
No. Rest assured, 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.
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.
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 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!
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 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 (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. 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, 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. You may wish to 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 experience is based on the first floor of our building (there is no lift unfortunately).
We are happy to host experiences on the ground floor for guests with mobility issues. Our taproom is wheelchair friendly and features an accessible toilet but please be aware that the space in our brewing area is limited. Please contact us if you have any special accessibility requirements and we will do our very best to cater for them.
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 are 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.
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.
Find out what our previous brewing experience guests have to say
Terms & Conditions
Price includes VAT
Payment is in advance
Minimum group size is 4 people
Maximum group size is 10 people
Brews cannot exceed 6% ABV
No dogs permitted (except Guide/Assistance Dogs)
Cancellation policies apply for both individual and group bookings
Groups of 10 will receive exclusive use of our brewing experience area
If your booking is for less than 10 people, your guests may be part of a mixed group
In the event of your 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
If redeeming a single guest voucher, you must choose a date when a total of 4(+) other guests will be attending
We will always attempt to help you brew a beer style of your choice however this will be subject to the ingredients available