On their adventures of cocktail experimentation & ale exploration, our experts discovered all there is to know about their craft. Truth be told, extracts from their studies have been cherished and can be discovered in our marvellous masterclasses here in The Canal House, Birmingham.

Inspired by the engineering genius of James Brindley, our drinks at The Canal House Birmingham are influenced by the ever-changing movement of progress. Join us and foray into the unchartered and unknown on a journey towards invention and innovation like no other.

At our masterclasses, our experts will teach you and guide you through the depths of innovation, as you, like James Brindley himself, become and apprentice in your trade. Learn all there is to know about mixology or the craft of ale, whilst enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of The Canal House Birmingham.

Our masterclasses are offered to groups of a minimum of 6 (it’s no fun with less!) but we can cater for far more. The group sizes of our classes are perfect for your next big event or special occasion. Bring friends and family together for an unusual activity or a night out like no other. Our cocktail, ale and gin masterclasses also cater for stag or hen parties or even just your next big night out in Birmingham.

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Cocktail Masterclasses

Cocktail Masterclasses

James Brindley’s engineering feats and his development of Birmingham’s waterways brought trade and prosperity to the city. But more importantly, it brought us the influence of the new and exotic. At The Canal House Birmingham, our cocktails are inspired by the fusion of culture that our location on the waterfront represents. Pay homage to the engineering achievements of James Brindley by allowing yourself to be guided through the art of mixological innovation and learn how to create new and inspiring refreshments from our very best experts.

Venture into the unknown with a group of 6 or more friends (it’s no fun with less!). Our cocktail masterclasses are perfect for your next big event or special occasion. Friends and family will love this unusual treat whatever the excuse! Our cocktail making classes are also the ideal activity to get your stag or hen party off to a brilliant start in Birmingham city centre. Browse and select your cocktail masterclass below…

Ale Masterclasses

Ale Masterclasses

If you’ve always wanted to know your maize from your barley, now you can with our Ale Tasting Masterclass packages; perfect for improving your knowledge of local and world-beers!

Extend your knowledge beyond the bounds of the familiar and voyage into the unknown. Sip your way through our specially selected and tailored beers and ales. Our classes will take you through whichever journey you choose to embark upon, guided by our expert Masters of Beer. With four packages on offer, there’s something for every beer-lover to enjoy at The Canal House Birmingham. The Ale Masterclass is perfect for those seeking to learn more about all-things beer, or for your next big birthday or stag party in our vibrant waterside location.

All you need to do now is gather a minimum of 6 friends (or drinking buddies) and give us a call or make an enquiry using the form below and we’ll be in touch. Each session will last 90 minutes and provides the chance to taste and discuss up to eight different beers and ales of your choice with our masters of beer.

Gin Masterclasses

Gin Masterclasses

Truth be told, there’s more to gin than tonic! If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the origins and history of your favourite tipple, our gin tasting masterclass is perfect for you. Let our experts guide you through our gin tasting class as you discover the intricacies of all things gin. Enjoy a range of expertly selected gins, as you learn to identify the unique flavours and botanicals in every bottle.

Each 90 minute session is ideal for 6-12 people. Perfect for gathering your best friends and family together for a fun-filled, fragrant session you don’t need any excuse to enjoy our gin masterclass. But if it is a special occasion, the gin masterclass is a great way to get the party started, catering for groups on hens, stags or office parties!



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