The Craft Beer Masterclass at Tennent’s Brewery
We may be the UK’s biggest beer attraction, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about craft beer. When Hugh Tennent first started experimenting here in Wellpark back in 1885, no one could’ve foreseen he’d be one of Scotland’s first craft beer makers. Even though our main lager has gone on to become the biggest and best in Scotland, we still stick to our craft roots by developing a select range of core craft beers that are readily available.
This tour and craft beer masterclass is your chance to have those taste buds tickled by some of the unique beers that many people don’t know we make right here on site.
A Glasgow Beer Tour with a Delightful Twist
Anyone coming for the masterclass will start the experience by discovering why Tennent’s Lager was once called a “madman’s dream” at the immersive Tennent’s Story heritage centre. Centred on the story of Hugh Tennent and the first brew of Tennent’s Lager made here, the Tennent’s Story will take you through our history, featuring artefacts gathered from the early days of brewing at Wellpark in 1556 through to today.
From there, our expert tour guides will take you behind the scenes at Wellpark Brewery where you’ll discover the origins, production and provenance of Scotland’s favourite beer. You’ll even learn how to pour the perfect pint!
Taking part in a Craft Beer Masterclass
When the tour ends, your tutored beer tasting experience begins! Our resident expert will share their knowledge of beer during a 2-hour masterclass that features an array of Scottish and international beers.
During the master class, you’ll learn about different styles of beer and which food pairings compliment them to a T.
Expert Brews for Craft Beer Lovers
Have a keen sense of taste? Then you’ll want to know what to expect when your expert starts bringing out some of our craft brews. Wondering what there is to try? We have a rotating menu of craft beers available, but you could expect to try some of the following beers:
- Tennent’s Whisky Oak
- Tennent’s Stout
- Tennent’s Extra
- Tennent’s India Pale Ale
- Tennent’s 1885
Your own Pint of Glasgow’s Finest
No Tennent’s Brewery Tour would be complete without a pint of the good stuff!
After you’ve discovered the craft behind our legendary brew, you’ll be taken to our tasting experience for a free pint of brewery-fresh Tennent’s Tank Beer poured straight from our impressive copper tanks. Even if you’re familiar with our beer, the freshness you’ll get in this pint will be unlike anything else you can try in the city.
A Glasgow Beer Experience that’s extra special
It isn’t just the craft beer masterclass we have on offer. There is a range of tours on offer for our guests. You can choose from unique experiences like the Glasgow Music City Tour, Heritage Walking Tour and Glasgow Bike Tour – the best way to work up a thirst.
You can browse and find your ideal Tennent’s tour here.
£36 per person
The experience takes place on Fridays from 6 pm to 9 pm. There are some Fridays where the masterclass doesn’t take place and we do recommend you check the calendar above and book in advance.
If you’re looking to surprise someone with the experience as a gift, please get in touch and call us on 0141 202 7145 as vouchers for the Masterclass can’t be booked on-site. We also recommend checking out some of the incredible experiences at our Tennent's Training Academy that make for great gifts.
The tour and masterclass last roughly 3 hours, with the full brewery tour taking up the first hour.
Customers are advised to be aware that due to essential cleaning processes of the brewery machinery, some areas of the production process may not be fully operational in the evening time.
Tour guests should know that closed-toe shoes are required for health & safety reasons to access the live production areas within the brewery (no open-toed shoes, sandals, flip-flops permitted).
Tennent Caledonian Breweries UK Ltd is committed to providing excellent services for all visitors to Wellpark Brewery. We recognise the diversity of the public's needs and abilities. A tour experience can be arranged if you or anyone in your tour party requires wheelchair access or for anyone that may have difficulty with stairways or walking for around an hour. Please advise us when you call to book.
As this tour involves beer sampling, it is an adults-only tour. Children and those under 18 are allowed on the standard Tennent’s Brewery Tour which has concession rates and family tickets.
Beer is not available before the tour and masterclass. Customers who are believed to have consumed alcohol before commencing the tour will not be admitted to the premises, and the refund policy will not apply.
You can book a maximum of 16 places on a masterclass, although if booking as a large group we do recommend phoning us for a booking, especially if the group has any special requirements.
You can cancel an entire Private Tour Group Booking prior to 10 days before your scheduled reservation date by notifying us via email firstname.lastname@example.org Your 50% deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel a Group Booking 10 days or less before your scheduled arrival date, we will not provide a refund of payments made. Cancellations within 10 days of the masterclass will result in full payment being charged without exception. No refunds will be made available however we will endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date.
Brewery Tour Bookings
To cancel or change the date of a craft beer masterclass, you must notify the Tennents Visitor Centre no less than 48 hours prior to the tour by calling 0141 202 7145 or emailing email@example.com.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour will result in full payment being charged without exception. No refunds will be made available and we will endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date.