Be a Brewer for the Day Plus Luxury Hotel Sleepover


Stay at the award-winning Sun Hotel & Bar in Lancaster for the night with supper, beer and wine included. And then experience our ‘Be A Brewer for the Day’, where you will discover joys and pleasures of brewing your own beer and honing your skills! You’ll spend the day as part of our award-winning team and work alongside our Master Brewer.

The recipient of this gift can call us before arranging their visit to specify what they would like to do during the day from a range of activities including:

  • Mashing in
  • Sparging
  • Morning tea break with discussion about malt & barley 
  • Boiling the Wort
  • Hop Pitching
  • Lunch at the Brewhouse & Tap with beer
  • Transferring & Cooling the Wort
  • Afternoon tea break with discussion about hops & yeast
  • Yeast Pitching
  • Fermentation explanation over a beer or two

After two weeks the lucky recipient of this gift can collect 10 litres of the beer they helped brew and a certificate to reflect the experience. We run our Be a Brewer for the Day experience on weekdays (usually Tuesdays) as this is when we brew our ales.

This experience starts at 8.15am and lasts until 4pm. The maximum group size is 4.

Please note that we are a working Brewery and the tour takes you right into the heart of the brewhouse. There may be some water on the floor and our Brewery team will be working around you. The viewing platforms are reached by stairs and are quite high. Unfortunately there is limited disabled access on the tour. Please wear walking boots or sturdy footwear and clothing that may get wet and or dirty.

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Terms & Conditions

This voucher features a unique reference ID code, may only be redeemed once, may not be exchanged for cash or replaced if lost. Vouchers are non-transferable. All reservations must be booked prior to arrival. Please quote the gift voucher ID reference when making your reservation. Terms & Conditions are subject to change.

Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Recent Reviews

  • I was treated to the Brewer for a Day experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will the Brewer was very knowledgeable and took us through all the various stages of the brewing process. It was a very hands-on day but you could choose to opt out of the more strenuous activity such as clearing out the Mash Tun! A feat of a lunch was provided before more hard work and the well earned pint to finish. A very good day and the beer I helped brew was collected a week later and went down very well.

    Scotty, TripAdvisor
  • I went on the Brewer for the day tour, which was fantastic. I got to see the process from the start and get stuck in to cleaning out the mash tun. The Head Brewer is very good at explaining the process, while still actually getting the brew through the process. I would strongly recommend this tour, I can not praise them all enough.

    Mike, TripAdvisor
  • Excellent explanation of the brewing process, tour of the brewery, explanation of their approach to brewing, knowledgeable and friendly staff and a world beating pork pie possible enhanced by 6 taster half pints.

    Simon, TripAdvisor

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