Claire Monk

Originally from Suffolk, Claire moved to Sheffield to study microbiology at Sheffield University. After graduating, Claire wanted to use her degree but didn't want to be based in a lab, so with her love for real ale (courtesy of her dad), brewing seemed like a natural choice.

Claire started with a week long placement at Kelham Island Brewery in January 2010. After a week outside in the snow cleaning casks and learning to brew, they offered her a job once she finished university. The job was to help brew at the new Welbeck Abbey Brewery which was a joint venture between Welbeck Estate and Kelham Island Brewery. Claire helped set up the brewery in 2011, and we now have over 350 customers and make up to 15,000 pints a week.

In her (limited!) spare time Claire is the treasurer of the Welbeck WI and enjoys church bell ringing.

Claire Monk's Courses

Sat 26th Sep 2020 (1 available dates) Coming Soon!

Beer & Cheese Tasting Session

Explore the unusual partnership of beer and cheese, and taste your way through our course which is sure to satisfy both real ale lovers and cheeseaholics.

Coming Soon!
Sat 26th Sep 2020 (1 available dates)

Beer & Cheese Tasting Session

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