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BeerLab's BeerSchool runs Partial Mash (Beginner) classes. Classes are presented by Nick Birky or Lynnae Endersby.

All our classes are hands-on, with students making their very own batches of beer that they take home at the end of the session to ferment and bottle. We're passionate about making amazing beer and want to get the world brewing.


Partial Mash (Beginner)

Designed specifically for new brewers or those who want to venture beyond kit-brewing and start experimenting with specialty grains and hops. We start out with some theory and then move into the lab to begin brewing. Each team of students make their own batch of beer which they take home. In addition we'll teach you about bottling with a priming solution. Typical class duration is 4.5 - 5 hours. This is a one day class.

Custom lessons

We offer custom BeerSchool classes for smaller groups on any day of the week. One on one classes can also be arranged. These can be Partial mash or All Grain sessions. Please contact for more info


Classes are held out our shop premises in Ndabeni. Our brewing kitchen is able to accommodate a maximum of 8 students and there is a dedicated lecture room upstairs. Although our classes are smaller we are able to provide students with more personal and hands on experience than ever. 


We have 4 stations, each designed for 2 students each.
Each student takes between 10 and 9 Liters of their very own beer home to ferment and bottle.

What do you need?

You will need to bring along your own fermenter to take your beer home in. A fermenter can also be purchased at our shop on the day of the course (See our website under 'fermenters'. To bottle your beer a capping machine and hydrometer combo is available to rent in store if you do not own one (this is only needed two weeks after fermentation). 

*we unfortunately do not offer a bottling service to bottle and courier your beer to you.

Each station has: 
  • 25 Liter and 21 Liter pot.
  • 2 gas burners
  • Hydrometer and testing jar
  • Thermometer
  • 7 meter immersion chiller
  • Sink with cold water supply
  • Large funnel
  • Large double mesh strainer
  • Grain bucket
  • Funnels, hoses, connectors etc.
  • Insulation blankets and towels
  • Spoons, cloths, pot holders, timers, various containers.
  • And lots lots more, basically we have everything you could possibly want or need to make amazing beer. If you're not sure about something feel free to ask.

In additionally the students have access to washing up facilities, tea, coffee and a few beers to enjoy while brewing.


Making beer is a social experience. We'll make up teams of 2 on the day, but feel free to book with your friends upfront. 


Our Beginner/Partial Mash classes cost R1050 per person.
Please contact to book your session. Vouchers for BeerSchool can also be purchased via the website - Please note though that booking is essential before attending.

Our classes start at 12:00 pm on Saturdays.

Classes typically last between 4 and 5 hours.

Contact to book a session.



    • 8 February - Fully booked
    • 28 March
    • 18 April
    • 16 May
    • 27 June
    • 18 July

    more dates to be added soon.


    Please note that any sessions cancelled by students 9 days or less before a class will forfeit 50% of the class fee.
    Refunds will be applied as store credit.

    Please note that we have a minimum amount of students to go ahead with the class, in the rare event that this number is not reached there is a chance that we might postpone to the next available session - Notice will be given in advance.