Minneapolis – Local events

Call 612-843-4444 or visit our new Events Page to sign up for a class and get 15% off a Northern Brewer Starter Kit*

Meet Our Team!

Our employees are a bunch of characters! All are expert brewers with other talents as well. They can give you tips on brewing, advice on things you just “have to have” and more. Ask them to show you the latest and greatest of what we have in store!

In-Store Class Schedule

Intro to Brewing

Sunday, 4/23/2017 (11:00am-2:00pm) with KyleSign up for 4/23
Sunday, 5/21/2017 (11:00am-2:00pm) with KyleSign up for 5/21

Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This introductory class will cover malt extract brewing, siphoning, bottling and more. Questions encouraged. Class size limited so please call or register online to reserve your spot. Receive a free pint glass and get 15% off the purchase of a brewing starter kit and extract ingredient kit.

FREE Admission!

Going All Grain

Saturday, 4/29/2017 (11:00am-1:30pm) with ChristianSign up for 4/29
Sunday, 5/28/2017 (11:00am-1:30pm) with ChristianSign up for 5/28

Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics relevant to all-grain brewing. Questions encouraged. Receive 15% off the purchase of all grain equipment and ingredients.

FREE Admission!

Intro to Winemaking

Saturday, 4/15/2017 (1:00pm-3:00pm) with Ian Sign up for 4/15
Sunday, 5/14/2017 (11:00am-1:30pm) Sign up for 5/14

Learn the basics of making wine! This class will cover home wine making equipment, techniques and ingredients used and show you the process step-by-step. Questions encouraged.

FREE Admission!

Intro to Kegging

Saturday, 5/13/2017 (2:00pm -3:30pm) with Christian Sign up for 5/13

This clinic will cover the basics of kegging; get your draft questions answered. Kiss bottling goodbye! Get 15% off used or new keg systems. Questions encouraged.

FREE Admission!

Intro to Cheesemaking

Saturday, 4/22/2017 (1:00-3:30pm) with Cat Sign up for 4/22
Saturday, 5/27/2017 (1:00-3:30pm) with Cat Sign up for 5/27

Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd, separating curds and whey, and pressing hard cheese.

You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choosing the right milk for the recipe. We’ll also cover important aspects of cheesemaking, from the functions of rennet and cultures to the effects of temperature control and aging.

Learn everything you need to know to make top-notch cheese in your very own kitchen.

FREE Admission!

Hard Cider Made Easy with Justin

Saturday, 5/20/2017 (2:00-3:30pm) Sign up for 5/20

In this class, we’ll teach everything you need to know about how to turn your favorite juice into hard cider! Just in time for autumn.

FREE Admission!

Intro to Kombucha with Justin

Saturday, 5/27/2017 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 5/27

Unlock the ancient secrets of Kombucha at home! Whether you’re planning to harness the health benefits often attributed to Kombucha, or simply a fan of the tea itself, we’ll show you the best way to tackle your first batch with our new EverBru Kombucha starter kit!

FREE Admission!

Brewmaster’s Series – History of Beer

Sunday, 4/30/2017 (11:00am-1:00pm) Sign up for 4/30

Dating back 10,000 years, beer is one of the world’s oldest and most interesting beverages. Learn why some of your favorite styles of beer were created and how they’ve changed over time in this entertaining lecture taught by Kyle, our in-house beer historian.

FREE Admission!

Brewmaster’s Series – Off-flavor Sensory Training w/Jeff

Sunday, 5/7/2017 (11:00am-1:00pm) Sign up for 5/7

Do you think your beers taste…off? Is it something you’re doing or not doing? How do you fix it? Led by Store Manager and Certified CiceroneⓇ, Jeff Merriman, this class will use flavor-spiked samples of common off-flavors to help refine your palate.

$10 Admission!

Beer & Donut Pairing Event

Saturday, 5/13/2017 (11:00am-1:00pm) Sign up for 5/13

Zinfandel and BBQ. Sangiovese and tomato sauce, French Saison and Blueberry Bismark…wait, WHAT? That’s right. Homer Simpson called and said you’re doing breakfast wrong. Join our in-house donut experts for a jam-filled brunch that’s sure to leave you lazy and unproductive for the rest of the day. Come early! We’ll only be brunching while supplies last!

FREE Admission!

4-Week Wines w/Jeff

Sunday, 5/14/2017 (2:00-3:30pm) Sign up for 5/14

You’re in charge of wine for the wedding, reunion or 4th of July and you’re behind already! Join our staff in a showcase of 4-week old wines that you can easily tackle in time for the big day.

FREE Admission!

Summer Brewing Strategies

Saturday, 5/20/2017 (11:00am-1:00pm) Sign up for 5/20

Summer weather brings challenges. Fermentation temperature is key to a successful homebrew but your house temps may fluctuate. We’ll provide our tricks for making sure your beer doesn’t suffer during prime drinking months.

FREE Admission!

Class dates and times are subject to change. Classes may be canceled if a minimum number of registrations are not met. Participants will receive 15% Off their entire purchase on the day of the class. Some restrictions apply.

Visit Homebrewing 101 for a complete online guide to beer making.

We will be producing videos of some of the events, classes, demos and lectures taking place at the MPLS location. Please look for updates about these videos on Connect, Facebook, and our YouTube channel. Cheers!

Payment Methods:

Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Sorry, no CODs. Company purchase orders must be prepaid.


To register for classes, please visit our Events Page or call 651-223-6114.

Visit Us:

6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Call Us: 612-843-4444


Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed on: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.