Beer fans in Dorchester, this is the experience for you! Spend a
full day learning to brew beer, and get a fascinating insight into
the brewing process. With the guidance of a professional brewer at
the Dorchester Brewhouse and Kitchen, you'll go through all the
steps from mashing in to fermentation, learning the hows and whys
of brewing - and of course, enjoying a nice cold beer or six along
The day starts with a hot drink (the beer comes a little later on,
don't worry), and an introduction to the Dorchester Brewhouse and
Kitchen as well as the brewery that creates some of the fine beers
it serves. Then it's time to get to work. The first step is the
mash in, wherein the grains are put in the mash tun with hot water,
to allow the starches to break down. Once this is started, you'll
have a bacon sandwich and beer tasting break and a chance to
discuss the process of mashing in. After this, you'll move on with
the next steps of the process; the transfer, re-circ and sparge,
digging out the mash tun, and starting the boil with added hops.
This done, it's time for lunch which is provided for you in the
pub. It's about time for another pint too at this point, so pick
from the craft ales you've already and tasted enjoy a nice crisp
one! When you're fuelled up, it's back to the brewery to continue
by adding more hops, as well as kettle finings - these are
clarifying agents that make the final product clean and clear. Once
the mixture is ready, you'll transfer it to the fermentor and clean
Upon leaving, you will receive a certificate and a 5L mini-keg
of brewed beer (valued at £25) to take home on the day.
Alternatively if you would like to take your own brewed beer home,
then the beer will need time to ferment so the keg will be ready
for collection 2 weeks after the experience day.ay.
Of course, you could always stick around for another pint in the
pub... you've earned it!
For beer lovers, or anyone who's ever dreamed of brewing their own
beer, this full day Dorset brewing experience in the Dorchester
Brewhouse and Kitchen is the perfect way to spend a day - a great
experience gift and a superb insight into the world of brewing.