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Minneapolis, Minnesota – Local events

Visit our 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.

Introduction to Cheesemaking

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 2/23/19 (11am-12:30 pm) Sign up for 2/23

Sunday, 3/10/19 (11am-12:30 pm) Sign up for 3/10

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!

Mead Fundamentals

Mead FundamentalsFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Sunday, 2/24/19 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 2/24

Ready to jump headfirst into the honeycomb? It's surprisingly easy. In this course, we'll dive into the equipment and ingredients needed to create your very first batch of mead and show you how to personalize the nectar of gods for the perfect sweet beverage. Join our experts in this Mead Fundamental course and discover what all the buzz is about.

    BEER30 - Sharing Beers and Stories

    Free Registration! (+Exclusive Discounts for Attendees!)

    Thursday, 2/28/19 (6:30pm-7:30pm) Sign up for 2/28

    Saturday, 3/30/19 (1:00pm-2:00pm) Sign up for 3/30

    Give your friends, family, and significant others a break from your 10th level beer nerdery and join us at our Minneapolis retail location to share your homebrew with other fellow fermenters. All creations are welcome - beer, wine, cider, mead and even kombucha! Whether you are just considering brewing your first batch or this is batch #500, this is the perfect place share notes, tips, tricks, and most importantly homebrew! Northern Brewer will provide snacks and feedback.
    This event will be held on the 30th of every month. So, add this to your calendar. Brew. Share. Enjoy!

    Introduction to Kegging

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Saturday, 3/2/19 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 3/2

    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!

    Brew-in-a-Bag Basics

    Brew In A Bag BasicsFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Sunday, 3/3/19 (11am-12:30pm) Sign up for 3/3

    Interested in all-grain brewing, but don’t have the room or have been intimidated by the process? Or just looking to get inside for the winter but don’t want to go back to extract brewing? Then this is the class is for you! We will go over the basics of as Brew-in-a-Bag techniques including equipment needed and the basics of mashing to extract sugars. Come watch and learn as we make a quick and easy BIAB batch.

    Learn to Homebrew Workshop

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Saturday, 3/9/19 (11am-12:30pm)  Sign up for 3/9

    Sunday, 3/17/19 (11am-12:30pm)  Sign up for 3/17

    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!

    Intro to All-Grain

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Sunday, 3/16/19 (11am-12:30pm)  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.

    Kettle Souring

    Kettle SoursFREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Saturday, 3/23/2019 (11am -12pm)    Sign up for 3/23

    Have you been interested in making sour beers but are too intimidated by the new terminology, the long process and risk of infecting your whole basement brewery? If that’s the case then come learn the basics of kettle souring with us! Learn more about this quick souring process, the bacteria involved and what recipes pair well with it. Don’t be afraid, you’ll be enjoying your own soured beer in no time.

    Beginner Winemaking

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees

    Sunday, 3/24/19 (11am-12:30pm) Sign up for 3/24

    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.

    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


    Northern Brewer Minneapolis
    6021 Lyndale Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
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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