Brewer for a Day

Brewer for a day

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Be a brewer for the day at one of East Anglia’s newest and most innovative breweries, Grain.

Spend the day with one of Grain’s founders and brewers Phil Halls. You’ll find out about the whole brewing process, the ingredients and where they come from; the difference between a wheat beer and a pale ales and of course the opportunity to taste the results. You will get hands-on helping Phil with the day’s brew.

Grain are a dynamic young company with a passion for beer but none of the heavy going real ale baggage. Grain is located in the old dairy buildings of South Farm, in the Waveney Valley and sources all its main ingredients from the local area.

After a welcome coffee and croissants, Phil will guide us around the brewhouse and cellar. You’ll get to hands-on helping Phil with the day’s brew and involved with things like testing the gravity of the beer; and sampling the ‘wort’ (unfemented beer) as it runs into the underback and preparing the hops for the boil.

There will be a tutored tasting and you’ll learn how different hop strains and types of malt are combined to make different styles of beer. You’ll leave the day with a your own beer menu and tasting notes as well as 6 complementary bottles of Grain beer.

We’ll then go for a late lunch at the Wortwell Bell, just a couple of miles from the Brewery.

“Just to say how much I enjoyed yesterday – it was an absolutely fantastic day – such a useful, informative and fun experience. I learnt more in one day that I have reading endless articles and books on the subject.” Olly



Grain Brewery, South Farm, Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0BS