Beer brewing class: Irish Stout - December 2

Date and Time


HHNS Annex

88 McGilvray Street

Guelph Ontario



In this all-grain brewing class we'll show you how to make this traditional Irish ale.

This beer is an evolution of the London Porter in which the body and strength became fuller and creamier than regular Porter, hence the name stout porter, which became shortened to simply "stout." While the beer appears black, in reality, it's a deep ruby red in colour. Irish stouts are known for their roasty coffee and chocolate flavours. They range from moderately to quite bitter and can have a sweet to dry finish, depending upon the brewer. Unmalted grains such as flaked barley are commonly used to aid head retention and impart body.

Join us for a hands-on experience in brewing beer on a scale that you can easily replicate at home. Our beer-making classes provide an opportunity to get familiar with the ingredients and processes needed to make great beer.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone having an interest in learning how to make their own beer using standard all-grain brewing equipment. This course is suitable for beginners who have no previous brewing experience as well as intermediate brewers who are looking to improve their process.

Course Structure and Topics:

  • One afternoon from 12:00 to 5:00 PM
  • This class takes you step-by-step through the all-grain brewing process to make an Irish Stout.
  • Throughout the class we will provide information on brewing ingredients, equipment, procedures, and issues to be aware of when brewing.


What do I need to bring? 
Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

What is included in the fee?

 All materials to brew during the class are included. Handouts with instructions and formulation of the beer brewed are provided. You will be able to collect 3 x 500 mL bottles of the finished beer several weeks after the class.

Registration Information

Cost: $95 in Canadian Funds

Student discount enter "STUDENT$20" at checkout 

Register here


Course instructor:

Shane Walker
Phone number: (519) 824-4120 extension 52942

For assistance with registration or general questions:


Find related events by keyword

Events Archive