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Beer Masterclass

Welcome to the Walled City Brewery Beer Masterclass, where you'll get to experience the fascinating world of beer in a fun and interactive way. Whether you're a local or just passing through Derry/Londonderry, our Beer Masterclass is an absolute must-do, as it offers a unique blend of history, culture, and enjoyment that you won't find anywhere else.


Our Beer Masterclass: A Thrilling Ride Through the Beer Story


Ready to dive into the beer story? Our Beer Masterclass takes you on a journey through time, starting way back in 9,000 BC and continuing through Ancient Rome, the Prohibition era, and today's craft beer movement. You'll get to learn all about how beer has changed and shaped the world, as well as pick up some insider knowledge on brewing techniques and the fine art of beer appreciation.


What makes our Beer Masterclass one of the best NI experiences? It's all about the senses! Get up close and personal with the wonderful aromas of hops and malt, and let our expert brewer guide you through the process of how to make delicious beer. Trust us, you'll never look at beer the same way again!


A Beer Masterclass Tasting Adventure: From Ancient Brews to Modern Delights


No Beer Masterclass would be complete without some amazing brews to sample, and we've got you covered! You'll get to try around 10 different beers, from a quirky 3,000-year-old Mesopotamian recipe (that our brewer, James Huey, cheekily calls "nail polish remover") to the smooth Foyster oyster stout and the playful Beerexit sour beer. Your taste buds will be taken on an epic journey across time and cultures in our beer tasting experience, giving you a whole new appreciation for the incredible world of beer.


Beer Tasting Adventure: Flavours and Cultures Unite


The beer story stretches across thousands of years and countless cultures, and our tasting session is designed to take you on an incredible journey through this diverse world. You'll learn how to properly taste and appreciate beers, discovering the subtle differences that make each style unique. From ancient Mesopotamian concoctions to modern craft beer masterpieces, you'll be blown away by the range of flavours and techniques that have developed over time.


As you enjoy the beer samples, our friendly and knowledgeable guides will share entertaining stories and captivating historical facts that bring the beer story to life. You'll learn about beer's evolution, its impact on societies, and the innovative brewing methods that have expanded the horizons of what beer can be. With each taste, you'll gain a greater appreciation for the rich history of beer. 


Be sure to check out our Walled City Brewery Kitchen for more information about the delicious foods we offer.


The Interactive Experience: Dive into the Beer Masterclass Fun


Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in the amazing beer story during our Beer Masterclass. We're firm believers that the best way to learn is by doing, and our hands-on approach ensures a fun and unforgettable experience for all our guests.


With the guidance of our expert brewer, you'll get to know the essential ingredients and techniques that go into making an amazing beer. You'll feel the grains, take in the aroma of hops, and witness the awe-inspiring transformation from simple ingredients to a delicious brew. By the end of the experience, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of the brewing process and a newfound admiration for the artistry in every pint.


Laughs and Learning At Our Beer Masterclass: A Perfect Night Out in Derry/Londonderry


One of the best parts of our Beer Masterclass? The amazing atmosphere! Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will not only teach you about the beer story but also keep the laughs rolling all night long. Whether you're celebrating a special event or just want a fun night out in Derry/Londonderry, our Beer Masterclass is the place to be. 


We also offer our Taproom that serves drinks that we produce on site if you’re after some drinks without a sit-down meal:


Treat Yourself to Artisanal Bites: A Tasty Celebration of Local Produce


As if learning about beer and sampling delicious brews wasn't enough, we've also got some mouth-watering artisanal bites for you to enjoy! We believe that fantastic beer deserves amazing food, and our handpicked selection of artisanal bites is designed to showcase the delightful harmony between the two. Carefully chosen to complement the beers, these tasty treats (like spent grain lavash crackers with house hummus) showcase our love for local produce and our commitment to supporting local suppliers in Derry/Londonderry. It's just another way we make our Beer Masterclass extra special.


Don't Miss Out on This Unforgettable NI Experience


So, what are you waiting for? If you're on the lookout for an unmissable and interactive beer experience in Derry/Londonderry, our Beer Masterclass is just what you need. With its hands-on approach, lively atmosphere, and engaging exploration of the beer story, this one-of-a-kind NI experience promises a fun and enlightening evening you won't forget.

We also offer free parking for all customers at the Ebrington Car Park on the left as you enter the Ebrington complex from Limavady Road. Need directions? Click here for more directions and more information about our location car parking:


Join us at the Walled Brewery for our Beer Masterclass and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the beer story. With its perfect mix of history, culture, and sensory delights, our masterclass is a one-of-a-kind experience in Derry/Londonderry that you won't want to miss. So, gather your friends, raise a glass, and join us in celebrating the incredible world of beer. We can't wait to share the beer story with you and make your visit to the Walled City Brewery. See you there, beer enthusiasts!

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Booking essential - use the button below to check availability and reserve your space!

  • How do I book tickets?
    You can reserve tickets online above on the "Book Now".
  • Do I book for a specific date or can I purchase an open ticket (gift voucher)?
    Both. To book it as a gift voucher (whereby the recipient then can choose the date on receipt of the voucher), simply select which package you would like to purchase, then tick the box on the first page that says “Purchase as a Gift Voucher”. This will then bring you directly to the details and payment page. To book a specific date simply select your package, then click the “Next” button on the widget. This will then take you through the process of selecting which dates are available, then onto the details and payment page.
  • How does the recipient of the gift voucher reimburse to pick a specific date?
    On purchasing the gift voucher you will receive a unique code, which the recipient of the voucher can then enter into the box “Voucher Code”on the first page. This will then bring you forward to the calendar to select the dates available for the Homebrew Academy.
  • Do the voucher codes expire?
    The voucher codes will expire 12 months from the initial purchase.
  • When do the classes take place?
    The classes are planned every Friday, Saturday and occasional Sundays at 2pm. Please check the booking calendar for availability. **Update: These now also take place midweek at 4pm - please check calendar for availability**
  • What time does the Tour & Tasting begin?
    The Tour & Tasting begins at 2pm at weekends, 4om midweek when available!
  • Where does it take place?
    All classes are in the Walled City Brewery Taproom - more details at
  • How many drinks do I get with the Tour & Tasting?
    You will receive approximately 6 taster beers, plus a pint of beer of your choice at the end of the tour.
  • Would you like to book a table?
    You can book your table online for numbers up to 10 people via the widget on our website. For tables above 10 please email us at
  • Do I need to make a reservation for food and drink?
    We are extremely busy, so we always recommend booking a table via the widget on our website.
  • Do you host functions and weddings?
    Yes! Please fill in the online form on our Functions page.
  • What are your opening hours?
    Our opening hours change seasonally, these are updated at the bottom of the website.
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