West Brewery

West Brewery is an independent brewery based in Glasgow. The quest for a great Scottish beer started in 2006 and ever since then the company has been brewing artisan lagers and wheat beers in the UK.

Templeton Factory in Glasgow Green

Beers are brewed in strict accordance with The German Purity Law of 1516 and the company ethos can be best summed up as ‘Glaswegian Heart German Head’.

New for 2016/17, we have partnered with West Brewery to provide a new class based at the brewery at Glasgow Green.

Find out more about West Brewery.  

The History & Science of Beer

Udo Zimmermann Dipl, Ally Clem MSc and Simon Roberts BSc

Beer has been the world’s beverage of choice for thousands of years, and may have even played a role in the development of society.

The history of beer is as interesting as it is mouthwatering, and there could be no better teachers on the subject of beer than the brewing team of the award-winning WEST Brewery.

Other than beer history – incorporating the development of beer styles across the world – classes taking place at WEST will cover the raw materials used in beer, as well as brewing science and technology. You will also be treated to a tour through the working brewery to see the process in action.

As WEST is the only UK brewery to officially adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, the 500-year-old German Purity law of brewing, the importance and quality of the four raw materials in brewing (water, malt, hops and yeast) is a well-versed subject for WEST’s brewers.

This class is highly recommended for anyone who wants to get to know better their favourite drink. Optional beer samples will be provided at a supplement of £5.

This class is limited to 20 students.

  • D458 Tuesdays, Building 4, West Brewery Templeton Building, Glasgow Green Glasgow, G40 1AW
    From 25 April 2017 10.30-12.30, 3-weeks fee £33