Weekly Demonstrations

Hosted by experienced brewers with a diverse range of backgrounds, our Saturday brewing presentations are relaxed, welcoming and free of charge. They start at 9:00am and finish sometime between midday and 1:00pm.

24th August: Join Us At Blobfish
31st August: Grant Morley Brews a PatersBier on the Braumeister

Patersbier, also known as Enkel (Single) are low alcohol or light beers brewed originally by Trappist breweries for the resident monks to drink. Most Trappist (and Abbey) breweries today have such beers although they often don't refer to them as such.

Join Grant Morley from Nice Guys Brewery and Bar as he brews what some have called a Belgian Lawnmower Beer on the Speidel Braumeister brewing system. Learn from an acclaimed home brewer turned pro tips and tricks to improve your own brewing.

Brewing starts at 9:00am and finishes towards the end. Don't forget our Wall of Beer and check out niceguys.com.au for info on Melbourne's nicest if not newest brewery and bar.

7th September: Whitelabs, Speidel, Bad Shepherd!

Join us for a collaboration brew day! Chris White of White Labs and Dereck Hales of Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. will be brewing an Australian Pale Ale on a 20 litre Braumeister while utilizing WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale Yeast.

Ralf Leukart from Speidel will be brewing a special Grain and Grape Session IPA on a 500 litre Braumeister.

This is a ticketed event. Find more details and purchase your ticket here and receive a Grain and Grape Voucher for the full purchase price!

14th September: Ben Brews an Ordinary Bitter on the Speidel Braumeister

So much of the history of modern beer, and certainly of industrialized beer production, can be linked to 19th century England. Whilst it was the stout and porter which really prompted the enormous factories we associate with large scale brewing, the development of new malting techniques paved the way for tastier, and considerably paler beers.

The English bitter is the prototypical pale beer, and whilst it may not be too pale by modern standards, at the time it revolutionized the drinking world, prompting publicans to start serving out of transparent glasses (which in turn forced brewers to ensure high quality output).

At this demo, Ben will be brewing the most modest of the bitter family, the ordinary bitter. Weighing in at below 4%, this is a fantastic and flavourful thirst quencher to have in your brewing repertoire. 

If you have never brewed before, or if you are an experienced brewer, we will be going through the entire brewing process whilst talking about the style. Recipe considerations, history, fermentation regimens and basic brewing 101 will all be covered.

This, as all of our standard demos are, will be free to attend. Come in from 9am, and leave when we tell you to!

21st September: Geoff Kegs Beer.

Having beer on tap at home could be the most romantic thing a homebrewer can do. Not only can kegging improve the consistency and quality of your brews, kegging is way cool and easier than you might think.

In this free session, Grain and Grape's eighteenth coolest employee will be:

  • Taking a keg apart and talking about each of the bits. Putting it back together again.

  • Cleaning, rinsing, sanitising. Why it is important.

  • Completely removing all the air from a keg prior to filling with Beer. Explaining Why.

  • Plumbing the keg into a fermenter tap, keg-fitting, or a syphon, including how to start one the One True Way.

  • Transferring a fermenter of liquid into a keg, including a demonstration of The Hammond Tilt method of not overfilling it.

  • Demystifying Closed Transfers.

  • Filtering. Not filtering. Why. Why Not.

  • Pluto gun serve.

  • PET Bottling from a keg for short-term purposes (going next door for a beer).

  • A quick and easy way to keep your beer lines and taps clean. Several ways that are not.

  • Sharing tips, tricks and some cute little home-made devices that can help make a kegger's life easier.

And if that isn't enough to interest you, beer will be falling out of professionally-maintained beer taps mounted on our almost famous Wall of Beer.

The fun starts around 9:00 am and never stops... until the shop closes.

28th September Dan Brews In A Bag

By day, he works as a brewer for the world's largest brewing company, helping to make Australia's most popular beer. At night, he locks himself away in his home brewery and brews his own beer - a different brew to be sure. Once a month or so, Dan Walker Brews In A Bag at a Grain and Grape brewing demonstration, sharing skills and knowledge that comes from the perfect blend of industrial, home and craft brewing.

Join Dan as he brews in an electric Brew In A Bag system.