Brewing Beyond the Basics: a brewing course in Cape Town
Want to advance your homebrewing knowledge? Thinking of taking your brewing to a professional level? Join us for a three-day brewing course in Cape Town.
Brewing Beyond the Basics covers every step of the brewing process, starting with an in-depth look at each of the ingredients. Guest speakers from local breweries explain how to get the most from your malt, hops, water and yeast. Day one ends with an introduction to the BJCP, including a tasting session and a look at off-flavours and brew troubleshooting.
On day two it’s time to brew. Follow every step of the process as the Afro-Caribbean Brewing Company takes you through a full brew on their 120-litre system, in the all-new upstairs brewbar at Banana Jam Cafe. Each stage will be explored in-depth, with troubleshooting tips and information on different methods of mashing, sparging and cooling, plus demos on bottling and kegging. Following a food and beer pairing lunch, we’ll turn our attention to the logistics and legalities of opening your own microbrewery, including licence applications, red tape and sourcing equipment. Day two ends with a BYOB tasting and peer review.
On day three we’re off on an excursion! We visit a local microbrewery for a tour and a look at storing and serving beer before sitting down to lunch and a pub quiz.
Price: R2150 per person (including three lunches and plenty of beer).
Location: Banana Jam Cafe, 157 Second Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town
2017 course dates:
Places are limited – to book or enquire get in touch here.