Brewlab has supported small and craft breweries since its first Start-Up Brewing course in 1986 and are pleased to offer services to the micropub and microbrewing industry.
We provide both training and laboratory support to breweries with a focus on the needs of small scale production. Our courses are suitable for new entrants to the industry and provide progression to accredited diploma courses. Brewlab’s laboratory services include specialist yeast storage and supply and problem solving to maintain product quality . Our on-site facilities include fully equipped training and commercial brewery systems on which you can develop skills and perfect recipes. We also offer trial brewing of 50 to 400 litres for small scale production and market testing .
Over 1,000 brewers have taken brewlab courses to date with many contributing to the resurgence of craft brewing producing acclaimed and award winning beers. Brewlab staff are accredited to Institute of Brewing level instruction and have many years of brewing and laboratory experience to provide the highest quality teaching. Our courses are accredited independently at certificate and diploma level.
Brewlab is also active in developing brewing initiatives. We conduct a range of investigative and research projects including recreation of historic beers , http://www.darwinbrewery.com/flag-porter-story-s/108.htm, analysis of yeast physiology and trials on innovative barley varieties http://www.brewlab.co.uk/news/brewlab-project-work.
If you are looking to install a brew system in your outlet or develop your knowledge and understanding of brewing please check out our training programmes at http://www.brewlab.co.uk/courses. Or to develop a dedicated or unique beer for your bar contact our sister company www.DarwinBrewery.com.
The Keystone brewery was established by Alasdair and Charlotte Large near Salisbury after Alasdair attended the 3 week Certificate in Practical Brewing course.
Before considering a brewing career Alasdair spent 20 years as a colonel in the army and on retiring looked for an active and challenging enterprise. Charlotte provides the marketing skills to promote Keystone’s bottled and cask beers into restaurants, cafes and pubs.
The broad portfolio of regular, seasonal and occasional beers offered by Keystone require them to be skilled in their recipe formulations and fermentation management. These essential skills are strongly promoted on the Brewlab Practical Brewing certificate course.
Keystone beers are not just traditional but inventive. In 2007 Gold Spice won the Gold award in the Society of Independent Brewery regional competition. Brewed with recently released Boadicea hops, Gold Spice has a late addition of ginger to provide the award winning spice.
Brewlab have supported Keystone with advice, yeast and analytical services and are proud to have helped the brewery establish through providing professional training and services.