Beerleader Brew Day

Beerleader Brew Day


We’re thrilled to announce our community beer education program, Beerleaders!

The Beerleader program is a unique and special opportunity to experience all the fun and interesting aspects of making beer – from recipe formulation to fermentation, and everything in between, participants will have complete access during a full brew day at Bagby Beer Company – side by side with our award-winning and accomplished owner and head brewer, Jeff Bagby – to see, feel, smell, and taste all that goes in to making a batch of beer – Beerleaders will even get to name the beer they helped make!

Far more than a simple, standard brewery tour, Beerleaders are welcomed into the entire beer making process in detail:

  • recipe design, grain varieties, milling, and storage

  • mash in, water temperature, mixing process, and rest

  • underletting, vorlauf, and lauter

  • hop selection, hop format, and hop addition timing

  • kettle, whirlpool, heat exchange

  • fermentation and yeast handling

  • brewery equipment and different brewing systems

Beyond the brewing process, Beerleaders will be showered with information regarding the history and context of beer styles, beer naming and marketing considerations, beer tasting techniques, food and beer pairing, as well as the challenges and rewards of the business of craft beer. Group size is severely limited to allow a personal, hands-on experience.

Perfect for those new to beer or those who have always wanted to peel back the curtain and spend some time in a working brewery, Beerleaders will conclude their day having a genuine understanding of and appreciation for the brewing process and an new or renewed appreciation for beer itself. Each guest will be enriched by the depth and quality of information provided throughout this fun, thorough day in the brewery. 

Questions? Reach out!

If there are no tickets available, all of our current Beerleader Brew Days are sold out - BUT - we are going to be releasing more dates as the year progresses, approximately 4 weeks prior to each brew day - if you'd like to be informed when we announce these dates, or be alerted if there are last minute openings (if someone cancels or reschedules), join this Beerleader-specific info list. Thank you for your interest and understanding, and we hope to see you in the brewery soon!

Sign up here.

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Do I have to be 21 years of age? Yes

Do I really have to be there at 730AM? Ideally, yes. In order to have the whole experience, we recommend committing to the entire day – from mash in to knock out! Should something come up, and you are going to be late (or need to leave early), no big deal – if you can, let us know so we can plan accordingly.

Can I give a Beerleader experience as a gift? What a great idea! Of course. We will contact the email address provided when the order is placed, so be sure we have the correct info! 

What should I wear?  Please wear flat-soled, closed toed shoes, that are either waterproof or that you don’t mind getting wet. Jeans and a tee shirt are fine, and wear or bring a sweatshirt too.

What if I can’t go, can I get a refund? Unfortunately not.

Can I transfer my Beerleader ticket to someone else if I can’t attend? Sure, just sent us an email and let us know who's coming - but please be sure they share your interest and enthusiasm for such a special day!

Will we know in advance what the brew will be? We’ll make every effort to let attendees know what the brew will be, but our production schedule may make that impossible – we’re relying on availability and condition of yeast and other ingredients, so sometimes these are last minute decisions.

How will I know when the beer taps? We’ll send you an email!

What if I want to bring a group of people I know – how many Beerleaders are allowed at each Brew Day? Sounds fun! Right now we’re capping each Beerleader group to 10 brewers. If you’re interested in scheduling a Beerleader Brew Day buyout for your people, send us a note and let us know and we’ll get back in touch regarding pricing and planning.

What if it rains? What if it’s too hot? Are we still on for the Brew Day? Yes! There could be a circumstance that prevents our ability to brew, but usually weather isn’t it. If we have to cancel for any reason, we’ll issue refunds promptly.

Will there be other events related to the Beerleader program? Maybe! This is new for us so we are going to figure a few things out as we grow. We’d love to have a Beerleader barbeque get together for all the Beerleaders close to the end of 2018. We’ll be in touch as we finalize these details!

How does my Beerleader discount work? Just bring your fancy Beerleader glass in to the pub. If we have a Beerleader beer on tap (even if it isn’t the beer you brewed on your Brew Day), you’ll receive 50% off the price of up to two Beerleader beers.

 What if I lose/break/giveaway my Beerleader glass – can you give me a new one? We’re sorry to say no to this – we have only made a small quantity of these little gems. Be careful with your glass!