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

Brew Day Q&A

Saturday, 3/24/2018

Brew Day Q&A – Mash (10am-11:30am) Sign up for 10:00am
Curious about all-grain brewing? Thinking about buying a fancy system? Want the chance to hang out in our brewhouse and chat with one of our brewmasters? Come to NB Minneapolis this Saturday for an open Q&A session while Justin mashes in.

Brew Day Q&A – Boil (11:30am-12:30pm) Sign up for 11:30am
Want the low down on boil off, boil over, and all things simmering wort related? Justin will be firing up the kettle this afternoon, so swing by to chat with him then. We’re hosting an informal Q&A while he brews!

Brew Day Q&A – Chill (12:30pm-2:00pm) Sign up for 12:30pm
Chill out with Justin as he wraps up his brew day by cooling the batch and pitching yeast. You’re invited to come by the Minneapolis store while he’s brewing today to ask questions and check out our gear.


Growing Hops w/ Josh Havill

Saturday, 4/14/2018 (12pm-2pm) Sign up for 4/14

Flex your green thumb and get back to the roots of brewing. Whether you’re an old hand or new to growing, Josh Havillis here to school you on the ins and outs of the entire growing season. As a graduate-level Research Assistant in Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota, he will guide you through selecting hop strains to harvesting and everything else in between. Discover how to grow your very own hops and craft a beer that is truly your own.

This Course Includes: Entire Hop Growing Season

Preparation- Selecting the right hop variety
Choosing a location and planning your infrastructure- Space, Sunshine, and Soil
Growth and Care
Drying and Storage
Brewing with homegrown hops

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Make Kombucha!

Sunday, 03/25/2018 (11:00am-1:00pm) Sign up for 03/25

NEW! If you’re happy buying overpriced bottles of kombucha, then stop reading now. This hands-on class is ONLY for kombucha-lovers who are ready to plunge head (and hands!) first into the world of kombucha-crafting. Let our fermentation gurus guide you as you create your first batch. Then we’ll send you off with our EverBru Kombucha Starter Kit and everything you need to keep brewing on your own.

$45 Registration (includes complete take-home Brew Kit)

Included in this course:

Everbru Kombucha Equipment Starter Kit
Kombucha Recipe
Small group setting
Direct access to Northern Brewer’s Kombucha Experts to guide you to wine excellence.
Guaranteed recipe success

Brewing with Coffee

Saturday, 03/24/2018 (10:30am-11:30am) Sign up for 03/24

Give your beer a coffee buzz! Learn how to combine the roasted goodness of coffee beans into a finely crafted beer with our very own Beer Brewista, Ian! In this class, Ian will walk you through the delicacies of one of the finer things in life and give you a rundown of the qualities of various roasts and how they influence the beer you’re infusing with them. He’ll also demonstrate when and how to add coffee into various iterations. Be prepared to leave with plenty of ideas for boldly brewing with coffee beans you’ve never explored before.

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Brewing 101

Saturday, 03/31/2018 (11:00am-12:00pm) $10 Reservation  Sign up for 03/31

Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can experience the process from start to finish. Learn practical tips and techniques for a successful brew day and get the expert low-down on siphoning and bottling your beer. You’ll also get 15% off any in-store purchase, to help with your very first brew day!

This Course will cover:

Malt extract brewing
Hop additions

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class 

All-Grain 101

Saturday, 4/8/2018 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 4/8

Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how to mash, lauter and sparge with complete confidence. Build on your extract brewing skills, or learn from the ground up with practical tips and hands-on demos from the pros.

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

All-Grain 201

Sunday, 4/22/2018 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 4/22

Level up your All-Grain techniques and brew better beer! Our All-Grain experts will go beyond the basic concepts of all grain brewing and show you how to customize and dial into your mash. You’ll how learn the process of step infusion mashing and decoctions with hands-on demonstrations from the pros. By the end of the class, you’re guaranteed to leave with plenty of ideas for adjusting your mash and crafting a beer that is truly your own.

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Make Cheese!

Sunday, 4/15/2018 (11am-1pm) Sign up for 4/15

New! Love cheese? Good… We hope you’re hungry! In this hands-on Cheesemaking class, you’ll learn to make your very own fresh mozzarella cheese from scratch. Let our cheesemaking experts guide you through the process of forming and stretching curds. And when we’re done, you’ll have fresh and delicious mozzarella to bring home with you to share and enjoy.

$100 Registration (includes complete take-home Cheesemaking Kit)

The course includes:

Creamery In A Box® Essential Cheesemaking Starter Kit
Mozzarella Recipe Kit
Small group setting
Guaranteed recipe success

Kegging 101

Sunday, 4/8/2018 (1pm-2pm) Sign up for 4/8

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-’evel class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems, carbonate your beer, and share your brew-tastic creations. You’ll never have to wait 2-4 weeks to enjoy your homebrew again. Best of all, get 10% off the purchase of any keg system, and kiss bottling goodbye!

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Brewmasters’ Series – Designing Recipes

Saturday, 04/07/2018 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 04/07

A little bit of this. A little bit of that…In this class, we will compare continental ingredients common to regional beer styles and give you the tools you need to brew to a specific style or create your own altogether. We’ll talk malt, yeast, hops and the calculations necessary to make a beer that’s truly yours.

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Intro to Sours & Mixed Culture Fermentation

Saturday, 04/07/2018 (1pm-2pm) Sign up for 04/07

Learn the ins and outs of mixed culture fermentation at home in this fun, hands-on class. Our very own sour expert, Justin, will walk you through the entire process. Whether you’re using traditional methods or modern kettle sour techniques, Justin will share crucial tips for managing the process and ensure your brew is a success. Join us in this informative class and learn everything you need to know on getting started with sour beers!

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Style Profile: Belgian Beers

Saturday, 4/28/2018 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 4/28

Looking to brew a beer beyond the lawnmower variety? Join our knowledgeable brewmasters in this fun and enlightening class, as they guide you through the intricacies of Belgian beers. You’ll also explore a wide range of flavor options for boldly brewing your own Belgian beer.

$10 lecture course: $10 registration fee can be used toward 15% discount purchases on the day of class

Make Cider!

Sunday, 4/29/2018 (11am-12:30pm) Sign up for 4/29

NEW! Oak, orange peel, cinnamon, grains of paradise… the sky’s the limit! In this hands-on cidermaking class, you’ll learn how to craft a dangerously drinkable cider… and take it home at the end of class! We’ll supply all the gear and ingredients you need and help you customize your cider with the array of flavor and aroma options available in house. Be prepared to impress your friends, delight the palate, and taste the possibilities.

$70 Registration (includes complete take-home Brew Kit)

The course includes:

Crooked Apple® Hard Cider Starter Kit
Grimhilde Cider Recipe Kit
Customizable flavor options
Small group setting
Direct access to Northern Brewer’s Cider Experts to guide you to cider excellence.
Guaranteed recipe success

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.

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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.