Be a Burnside Brewer

Burnside Tasting Case

A planned brewery visit can sometimes feel like a visit to a sterile stainless steel factory after everything has been cleaned and polished. Wouldn't it be fun to spend a day brewing our own beer, and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a brew in progress?

To that end, Margo and Stephen at Burnside Brewery in Laurencekirk will host a CAMRA-only "Be a Brewer Experience". The capacity is between 6 and 10 people and the date of 3rd September 2022 has been agreed (subject to COVID restrictions being lifted etc.).  

The cost is £65 for the day, which includes the experience, all food and drink on the day (including lunch, snacks and beer). The cost excludes travel to Laurencekirk; Aberdeen folk may choose to use public transport, others will need to make their own way there.

Each participant gets a case of the beer that we've helped to make when it's ready. Half of this case can also be swapped out for some of other Burnside beers. There is an option to do it for £45 without the case of beer, but what's the point in that ?!? 

A good number of people have already expressed their interest. If you are one of the first ten people then I will ask you for a £20 deposit to confirm your place. I appreciate that many people will not know their plans that far in advance. I will maintain a reserve list if the event is over-subscribed, and swaps with other folk will be possible if your plans change. 

To Register Your Interest:

Please email the Social Secretary if you wish to come along; I will respond by email and add you to the list. 

Key Information:

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Travel to Laurencekirk under your own steam, by car, train or bus.

Cost is £65 per person, lunch included

Some time after the event, you receive a case of the beer.

Find Out More

Click to read more about what is involved at the Burnside Brewery website.

Familiarise yourself with the brewing process.




Scott Wilson
Last modified
Tue, 01 Feb 2022