Spent Grain Breadmaking Class - Oakland

Learn how to make spent grain bread in this Bay Area baking class!

2 hours Class size 24 to 100     label $62
If the brewery taproom is your happy place, this class is for you. Join a breadmaking class in the Bay Area to unwind, learn a new skill, and enjoy the believed brewery experience.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make spent grain bread in a local Oakland-area brewery. At the end of the brewer’s day, we will use their fresh, spent grain and work it into a beautiful artisan bread.
You will be able to choose from four delicious spent bread recipes. If you bring a friend you can each try a different recipe and swap slices! Don't worry if you're a beginner, your instructor will take you through every step of how to make bread dough.
Each ticketholder will make one recipe. You may choose from:
  • Rosemary and Sea Salt Artisan Bread
  • Dark Chocolate and Cherry Artisan Bread
  • Sun Dried Tomato and Italian Herb Artisan Bread
  • Cinnamon Raisin Artisan Bread
Once your dough is made, you'll take it home to finish baking. Soon your home will be filled with the delicious aroma of homemade bread. You'll also take home a recipe guide, instructions, and even extra spent grain so you can recreate this homemade bread recipe for all your family and friends!
5:45 Check-in, bread and butter sampling
6:00 - 6:40 Class (all students participate)
6:45 - 7:15 Mixing Group One
7:20 - 7:50 Mixing Group Two
  • You will bake your bread at home.
  • This class will be on your feet (seating will be made available upon request).
  • If another person in your party is making a different type of bread than you, you can still make your bread right next to each other.
  • You are welcome to invite a friend to wait for you while you’re in class. You can have dinner together before class, and then they can doomscroll some social media over a pint while you’re in class.
Knowledge required
Beginner friendly!
What you'll get
  • A bread-and-butter sampling
  • Lecture and hands-on instruction to make artisan spent grain baked goods
  • Recipe and instruction guide
  • One bread in it's first rise read to bake when you get home
  • Extra spent grain for your freezer and recipes to make more bread
What to bring
Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. You will need non-slip footwear in the brewery. Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity or bachelorette party.


Drake's Barrel House - 1933 Davis St #177, San Leandro, CA 94577

Your teacher can also travel within 50 miles of San Leandro, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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For many years, Caitlin owned a craft brewery and restaurants. Now, she is a baking instructor, designer, oil painter, Mom and marketing guru. She works professionally as a consultant with her husband, Jeff, at Crafted-Destinations, offering services in restaurant design, mergers and acquisitions and brewery ownership peer counseling.
Over the years, she has taught thousands of guests to make artisan spent grain bread and spent grain dog treats. Having taught Grainbakers classes on the road in New England, she has now relocated to Northern California.
In 2023, as a 'part-time side hustle, ' Caitlin taught 37 classes with 1, 126 participants and drove 2, 321 miles around Northern California.
In 2024, Caitlin made Grainbakers a full-time gig. "Small American breweries are vital to our communities. Last year, they lost ground, closing at a remarkable rate." She travels to brewery-centric cities all over the United States. She's on a mission to help small and independently operated breweries thrive in an incredibly competitive market. In 2024, she hopes to bring 3, 000+ guests to smaller (under 20, 000 BBL) breweries on their slowest nights. She's keen to shine a light on the best breweries, focusing on quality, customers and community.
“Don’t worry! This will be the most fun you’ve had all day!” she greets visitors as they arrive for class. Passionate about the craft beer industry, she helps even the most nervous new bakers get excited and inspired to bake larger, more challenging projects.
Caitlin is a proud member of the Pink Boots Society and an Affiliate Member of the Bay Area Brewer's Guild.

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