Local brewery starts commercial brewing courses
Wimbledon Brewery and Brewlab, a provider of training and analysis services for the international brewing industry, have teamed up with the aim of educating a new generation of brewers.
The first two courses, 'Craft Brew Quality' and 'International Start-up Brewing' are being held at Wimbledon Brewery's training centre this week.
The British Beer and Pub association estimates that there are more than 1,400 breweries in Britain. London now boasts more breweries than any other city in the world, with over 80. As such there is a strong demand for commercial brewing courses.
Wimbledon Brewery started production of cask beer in July of this year, with Master Brewer Derek Prentice at the helm. Their 30-barrel brewhouse has been built using modern materials and state of the art engineering, but is built for traditional brewing methods. As such it provides the ideal training environment for brewers.
Dr Keith Thomas, founder of Sunderland-based Brewlab, said: "Brewlab looks forward to providing opportunities for high quality training at the Wimbledon Brewery, using the extensive facilities on site as examples of what can be achieved in today’s vibrant brewing industry."
Mark Gordon, founder of The Wimbledon Brewery, added: "Since its inception in 1986, Brewlab has provided exceptional training to brewers and brewery founders from around the world, myself included. We are proud to be associated with their expansion."
Those interested in booking a course should contact Brewlab directly on 0191 549 9450.
November 11, 2015