St. Paul, Minnesota – Local events

Call 651-223-6114 or visit our new Events Page to sign up for a class and get 15% off a Northern Brewer Starter Kit*

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

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

Recipe Design

Thursday, 02/15/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 02/15
Saturday, 02/17/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 02/17
Saturday, 03/07/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/07
Saturday, 03/31/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 03/31

Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to both all grain and extract brewers. Feel free to bring questions and recipes that you are interested in making!

Course Overview:

Crafting a recipe
Modifying existing recipes
Building a malt bill
Hopping rates and hop selection
Yeast selection
Potential pitfalls
15% off in store purchase

FREE Admission!

Introduction To Kegging and Keezers!

Sunday, 02/18/18 (12:00pm-1:00pm) Sign up for 02/18
Saturday, 03/10/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 03/10
Tuesday, 03/20/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/20

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 15% off the purchase of any keg system, and kiss bottling goodbye!

Course Overview:

Kegging components, keg anatomy, ball lock vs pin lock
How to keg a beer: force carbonation, serving pressure, maintaining your system
Troubleshooting: foam, leaks, diagnosing problems
Safety: kegging is very safe, but it is important to recognize potential hazards when working with compressed gases.

FREE Admission!

Introduction to Homebrewing!

Tuesday, 03/06/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/06
Wednesday, 03/14/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/14
Saturday, 03/24/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 03/24
Tuesday, 03/27/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/27

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!

Course Includes:

Beer basics; what is beer, beer terminology, brief history
Brewing methods: malt extract and its advantages to newer brewers
Demonstration of making beer from an extract kit.
Overview of brewing ingredients and equipment
15% off in store purchase

FREE Admission!

Introduction to Winemaking!

Saturday, 03/03/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 03/03
Tuesday, 03/13/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/13
Sunday, 03/18/18 (12:00pm-1:00pm) Sign up for 03/18

You don’t need a fancy pedigree to make great wine! With our help, anyone can become a Master Vintner and learn how to create exceptional wine from start to finish. Master the art of winemaking first-hand as our winemaking experts guide you through the steps, from blending juice, yeast and fruit, to bottling the finished product. Plus, take 15% off everything you need to craft your own wine at home when you join us in this FREE, hands-on class.

Course Topics Include:

Wine basics: what is wine, wine terminology, wine history
Winemaking methods: “from scratch”, fruit wines, kit wines
Demonstration of winemaking kit
Overview of winemaking equipment and ingredients

FREE Admission!

Introduction to All-Grain Brewing

Sunday, 03/11/18 (12:00pm-1:00pm) Sign up for 03/11
Wednesday, 03/28/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/28

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. Plus, receive 15% off the purchase of all grain equipment and ingredients.

FREE Admission!

Brewstorian’s Series – Before the Dominance of Hops

Saturday, 02/24/18 (11:00am-1:30pm) Sign up for 02/24

Today, hops are often considered one of the necessary ingredients in beer, but that wasn’t always the case. People in different parts of the world at different times in the past all used a wide array of herbs and spices in beers. This course will explore some of the many ways herbs can be used in beers, as well as discussing some historical regional variations. If you like brewing outside the box, this class is for you.

FREE Admission!

Kombucha Tea Brewing and You!

Tuesday, 02/20/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 02/20
Friday, 02/23/18 (5:00pm-6:00pm) Sign up for 02/23
Saturday, 03/17/18 (11:00am-12:00pm) Sign up for 03/17
Wednesday, 03/21/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 03/21

From it’s origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugar drinks. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic rich and tasty beverage. We will be covering scoby’s, tea varieties, equipment, and bottle additions.

Course Topics Include:

Kombucha history
Equipment & Ingredients
Brewing methods
Bottling & Flavorings

FREE Admission!

Introduction to Cheese Making

Thursday, 02/22/18 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Sign up for 02/22
Sunday, 02/25/18 (12:00pm-1:30pm) Sign up for 02/25
Sunday, 03/04/18 (12:00pm-1:30pm) Sign up for 03/04
Sunday, 03/25/18 (12:00pm-1:30pm) Sign up for 03/25

Love cheese? Who doesn’t? Now get ready to make the most delicious, fresh cheese you’ve ever tasted…Hand-crafted by you! Our expert cheesecrafters will share everything you need to know about the process, ingredients and tools required to whip up your very own artisan-quality cheese in under an hour. Learn key techniques for mastering the art of cheesemaking with live demonstrations from the pros. Plus, get 15% off any cheesemaking kit. Let the crafting begin!

Course Overview:

Cheesemaking ingredients and equipment
Cheesemaking process
Demonstration of a fresh, soft cheeses
Production differences between hard and soft cheeses.

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.

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.

Registration:

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

Visit Us:

1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Call Us: 651-223-6114

Hours:

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.