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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Local Events

Visit our Events Page to sign up for a class and get 15% off a Northern Brewer Starter Kit*

Grainfather Brewing

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 4/27/2019 (11am - 3pm)    Sign up for 4/27

Tired of freezing outside in the winter? Thinking about going electric, but you have a lot of questions? Do you have interest in seeing the Grainfather electric brewing system in action? We will be brewing a batch in the classroom from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Stop in, ask questions, see it in action.

Learn to Homebrew - Star Wars Day Edition

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/4/2019 (11am - 12pm) Sign up for 5/4

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
  • Hop additions
  • Fermentation
  • Bottling

To help us honor Star Wars Day 2019, our Learn to Homebrew course will to take you to Brew Day far, far away… We will be offering the following:

  • Light Sabers for all attendees
  • Blue Cheese samples (made from blue milk of course)
  • Star Wars trivia Raffle prizes

Learn to Grow Hops Big Brew Day Edition

Learn to Grow HopsFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/4/2019 (3pm - 4pm) Sign up for 5/4

To honor Big Brew Day on May 4th Robb will be brewing up a batch in-class with some home grown hops! If you have some home-grown hops leftover from last year please feel free to bring them into class and help us make a truly communal-hopped brew for Big Brew Day!

Flex your green thumb and get back to the root of brewing. Whether you’re an established grower or new to growing, our in-house Hop Growing Guru Robb Howard will guide you through an entire growing season. From selecting the right hop strains to harvesting and everything else in between, discover how you can grow your very own hops and craft a beer that is truly your own.

Introduction to Kombucha

KombuchaFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/11/2019 (11am - 12pm)  Sign up for 5/11

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 Kombucha Making Kit! And for a fraction of the price!

Introduction to Kegging

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/11/2019 (2pm - 3pm) Sign up for 5/11

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level 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!

Demo Days

Demo Days at Northern Brewer MilwaukeeFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/11/2019 (11am - 4pm) Sign up for 5/11

Ever wondered how to filter wine? Have you always wanted to mill your own grains from home but aren’t sure how they work? We will be demoing products both new and old in store all day. Each demo will be interactive and have an associate ready to help guide you through. Each product being demonstrated will be marked down 15. Leading up to the event, if there are any products that you would specifically liked to see demonstrated just give us a call and we’ll make it happen!

Going All-Grain

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/18/2019 (12pm - 1pm)  Sign up for 3/16

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.


FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/18/2019 (3pm - 4pm) Sign up for 5/18

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!

Learn to Homebrew

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 5/25/2019 (11am - 12pm) Sign up for 5/25

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!

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 YouTubechannel. Cheers!


To register for classes, please visit our Events Page

Northern Brewer Milwaukee
1306 S 108th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214
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Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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

Black Friday: 8 am – 7 pm (early open)
Christmas Eve: 10 am -3 pm (close early)
New Years Eve: 10 am – 7 pm