Brew School bubbling along
Since opening its doors to learners in 2019, Otago Polytechnic’s Otago Brew School is now bubbling over with students.
With 18 learners enrolled this year – the school’s biggest class yet – the cohort has been divided into three groups to better fit them all into the brewery.
Otago Brew School graduate Grenville Caughey recently spent two days working alongside New Zealand’s top beer judges, brewers and writers at the New World Beer & Cider Awards judging in Christchurch.
As Otago Brew School’s top student in 2020 and the recipient of the Otago Brew School Scholarship, Grenville was named as one of seven associate “in-training” judges.
He moved from a career in sawmilling to studying brewing (he had been a keen homebrewer) at the Cromwell-based Otago Brew School in 2020.
And now, Grenville has moved from student to teacher of sorts, securing a job at Otago Brew School’s commercial brewery, supervising students.
"I know my way around a brewery pretty well now,” Grenville told the Otago Daily Times in this article.