We've received a few emails lately from people wondering what this whole "Brunch & Brew" thing is all about, so read ahead to find out what you can expect when you join us for Batch 03 on July 29th.
What is Brunch & Brew?
As craft beer continues to grow in popularity, along with home brewing, we started to wonder if beer drinkers would be interested in finding out how a small, working brewery creates their beer. So we asked, and you said "Yes!"
Brunch & Brew allows us to bring small groups into Big Tide Brewing to learn about the brewing process from Brewmaster Wendy Papadopoulos while enjoying a delicious 2-course brunch and LOTS of beer.
Do I have to get up early?
Good beer takes time, and effort, and time. In order to give you the best experience, we start the brew early and have you to join us at 10:00 am. We'll give you lots of water and coffee (and beer if you want it) and a continental start of fresh fruit and baked goods to kick-start your day. The food and beer will come out pretty steadily for the next 3.5 hours.
What do we do?
Brunch & Brew is the opportunity for you to ask all the brewing questions you've been wondering about. When you arrive, the grain will already be added to the mash tun and there will be an opportunity to learn about the brewing equipment and help with getting the mash fully infused. There will be various 15-minute workshops featuring the 4 main ingredients of beer. As well as brew housework including sterilizing equipment, harvesting yeast, transferring wort, and cleaning. For our last activity, the group will choose the beer style for the next Brunch & Brew.
Upon arrival, there is a continental breakfast with tea and coffee ready for you. You'll enjoy a 2-course brunch featuring mini pancakes and eggs Benedict. You will receive 20 oz of beer as a flight throughout the day, along with a ticket for a pint of your choice that can be filled whenever you're feeling a little parched. In addition, you'll receive an invitation to your beer's launch party that includes a pint of the beer YOU helped brew.
How big is the group?
Big Tide's brew house is fairly small, so group size is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Make sure to book early!
Will I get dirty? What should I wear?
Brewing is less glamorous than you might think, but it's a ton of fun! That being said, you should wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toe shoes (anti-slip are best) are required for doing any work in the brew house.
If you like this, check out all of our beer tour options!
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