What we do

  1. Teach "Intro to Brewing" Classes - a 3.5-hour introduction to beer and brewing including hands-on brewing of a 20-liter batch of beer in groups of up to four.  For more information, check out our "BREW" page.
  2. Host weekly BTSB Open Tastings - choose between Wednesday or Friday and join your friends and colleagues for a guided tasting of in-house brews to finish off your day.  For more information, check out our "TASTE" page.
  3. Host educational events related to beer, brewing, and tasting - ranging from themed tasting events, to guest speakers, to special qualifications and training (BJCP, Cicerone, etc), and even food-pairing.  See our "EVENTS" page for more info.
  4. Manage Open House Brewing sessions - experienced brewers can come and use our equipment, ingredients, and space to brew all-grain batches of beer without the hassle of using up all of that space at home.  See our "BREW" page for more info.
  5. Host Private Events - come use our space for corporate meetings, trainings, and team building, or even birthday parties, fundraisers, and other special occasions.  We can arrange private brewing classes for your group or packages that include in-house draft beer.  See our "EVENTS" page for more info.

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Experience the satisfaction of drinking a beer that you brewed.

BTSB 101 - Intro to brewing class (Saturdays or by appointment)

Demystify your pint!  Groups of four will each make a 20-liter batch and find out how each step of the process affects the beer in the glass.  Participants will learn more about the history of brewing and the science behind each step. Complimentary tastings will allow the participant to appreciate the impact of a variety of ingredients on the final product.

Ideal for:

  • Staff Development/Team Building
  • Rainy Day Activity
  • Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas Gift

Cost: includes 3.5-hour course with tasting and 12 bottles (330mL) of your beer delivered to your door!  Alternatively you can come for the class and not have the beer delivered - in case you are just visiting (sorry, no international shipping)!

Individual - $800

Individual (no beer delivered) - $500

Group of 4 - $3000

There are two options for booking the Intro to Brewing Course:

"Public School" - Saturdays from 2 - 6pm.  Anyone can join.  Go to our Book page to reserve your spot.

"Private School" - For groups of two or more people on a day and time of your choice.  Perfect for team building.  Please complete the form below to reserve a date.

Private School Intro to Brewing Course Request Form

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Course Date *
Course Date
Cannot coincide with Public School Course on Saturdays 2-5:30pm.
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Time
Please select a start time for the 3.5-hour course.
Any special requests?

 

Summer school - BREW Camp (June 6th - July 22nd 2017)

Ditch the kits and the training wheels!  Build a foundation of brewing knowledge over a six-week period to improve your brewing skills and learn the fundamentals of recipe-design and troubleshooting.  Each week focuses on one step of the brewing process during a 2-hour session.  The first three weeks cover the basics of recipe design where you will put together your own custom recipe.  This will be followed by a group brew day where we carry out those recipes in 20-liter batches.  The last three weeks cover fermentation, packaging and sensory training to trouble-shoot your beer.  The course finishes with a release party featuring the beers brewed in class.  No prior brewing experience required, but the Intro to Brewing Course is recommended as a pre-requisite.  This course will allow you to finally have the confidence to ditch clone recipes and begin crafting your own creations.

Schedule:

  • Week 1 - Tuesday, June 6th - Grain Bill Design, Malt types
  • Week 2 - Tuesday, June 13th - Water Profile, Mineral Additions, Mashing
  • Week 3 - Tuesday, June 20th - Hop Scheduling, IBUs, The Boil
  • Brew Day - Saturday, June 24th
  • Week 4 - Tuesday, June 27th - Yeast & Fermentation
  • Week 5 - Tuesday, July 4th - Packaging
  • Week 6 - Tuesday, July 11th - Sensory Training (off-flavour kit), Troubleshooting your beer
  • Final Exam & Release Party - Saturday, July 22nd

 

OPen House brewing

Do you already brew, but don't have the space at home?  No worries.  That's a common limitation in Hong Kong.  You can use our gear, our ingredients, and our space to brew, ferment, and package your own recipes.  We have the capacity to brew anything from 10 liter to 20 liter recipes and our staff will be on hand to help make sure that your beer will turn out just right.

Contact us through the form below for more information on booking and pricing.

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Tell us more about what you would like to brew, what volume you'd like to brew, and when you want to brew.
 

Phone

(+852) 5647 0169 (mobile)

(+852) 3590 9575 (office)

Location

8/F, Unit 801, Siu Wai Industrial Centre

29-33 Wing Hong Street
Lai Chi Kok
Kowloon, HONG KONG

Exit C.  Lai Chi Kok MTR.

taste

Tired of the same old macro beer?  Come in to try our rotating draft beers and learn about what makes them different.  

BTSB Tasting

Each Wednesday and Friday (5-9pm) finish off your work day with your friends and colleagues trying new beers and boosting your beer knowledge.  Space is limited to 24 people on a first come, first served basis, so book ahead and come thirsty.  For $180 you will get 6 tastings (200 mL) of our in-house brews on our rotating tap list.  Check out our current beer list below to see what you can expect to try.

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What are we serving now?

Our classroom/workshop can accommodate 24 guests seated or up to 50 guests standing.

Our classroom/workshop can accommodate 24 guests seated or up to 50 guests standing.

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Join us for your next party, meeting, fundraiser, or team building session.

Private event booking

We are happy to work with you to organize your next event.  Our space is perfect for birthday parties, holiday events, meetings, fundraisers, or presentations.  If you are looking for a team-building activity check out our "Private School" Intro to Brewing Course, which can be organised for groups of up to 12 on a day/time that is convenient for you.  Alternatively, we offer packages that include the space rental and complimentary in-house draft beers for your guests.

Our space features:

  • 1,200 square feet of industrial space
  • comfortable seating for 24 people (or 50 standing)
  • high definition video projector (HDMI/VGA input) & screen
  • sound system with microphone
  • private restroom
  • air conditioning
  • bar with eight taps
  • refrigerator
  • two large sinks
  • induction cookers

Contact us for more details or for booking.  Email Justin at:  mrjackson@backtoschoolbrewing.com

 

Founders Justin and Marisa Jackson

Founders Justin and Marisa Jackson

About

Back to School Brewing Ltd was founded in 2016 with the purpose of promoting community and craft beer education in Hong Kong.  Having lived in Hong Kong for five years, the founders have seen the growth of craft beer in this city and aim to provide a space where people can get together to learn more about beer in an engaging way and in a comfortable setting.

 Justin started brewing at home in Hong Kong four years ago and has been hooked ever since.  After 10 years of teaching Physics he enrolled in a professional brewing course at the American Brewer's Guild and started planning to open Back to School Brewing.  

Having recently opened their doors in February 2017, Back to School Brewing now offers on-going craft brewing workshops, and beer tastings, and plans to offer a comprehensive curriculum for experienced home brewers in the near future.

Please visit us for our tastings and brewing workshops and enjoy the blog posts and instructional videos related to beer and brewing!

 

Contact Us

If you would like to stay updated on our events then please join our email list below.  Visit our site again for new blog posts and videos related to craft beer and brewing in Hong Kong.

Back to School Brewing

8/F, Unit 801 Siu Wai Industrial Centre

29-33 Wing Hong Street

Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

(Lai Chi Kok MTR Station)

Mr. Jackson

(+852) 5647 0169

mrjackson@backtoschoolbrewing.com

 

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