Adult Education


Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

After completing this course students will have the knowledge to source equipment and materials to brew their own beer. They will have an understanding of the brewing process and knowledge will have been shared with them to give them the confidence and know how to tackle their own brewing projects.

Content includes

  • Brewing Safety and Hygiene,craft beer
  • Brewing Equipment,
  • Raw Materials,
  • Ale Brewing,
  • Mashing and Boiling,
  • Fermentation,
  • Packaging,
  • Introduction to Tasting


Next Course Starts Monday 26th September  2022                6 weeks    €80.00       7:30 – 9:25pm

 Dates: 26th Sept, 03 Oct. 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 07 Nov, 14 Nov) Brewery Trip 11 Oct, depending on availability  


26-Sep Week 1 Introduction  to brewing
03-Oct Week 2 Brew Beer
10-Oct Week 3 Brewery Trip
17-Oct No Class
24-Oct Week 4 Bottle the beer
31-Oct No Class Mid Term
07-Nov Week 5 More in-depth theory
14-Nov Week 6 Open the beer


About the Tutor: Mr. Des Feeney

Des has been homebrewing for 10 years, and has carried out many brewing demonstrations to corporate events. He has been awarded gold medals for his beers at the Irish National Homebrewing Competition.

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