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.

In-Store Exclusive!

Pints and Pooches!

Second Hand Hounds will be at Northern Brewer’s Minneapolis retail location with adoptable dogs for an afternoon of brew dogs and sunshine. We'll be raffling off a tapnfill keg system with all proceeds donated to second hand hounds. We'll also be holding a contest for best brew-dog - submit photos in store or online, and our two favorite photos will be framed and showcased at the Minneapolis store! We’ll also be awarding one online and one retail entrant a $10 gift card!

  • Entries accepted at Northern Brewer retail, on the Northern Brewer Minneapolis Facebook page, or at mplsmgr@northernbrewer.com
  • Entries can be either digital or physical - we will return the physical copy after the competition ends. Please include contact information - first/last name, email, phone number. Entrants must pick up their own entries.
  • We will print and frame the winning entry
  • Swag, swag, and more swag!
  • We’ll be handing out recipes for spent grain dog biscuits.

 Sign Up For Pints & Pooches

In-Store Class Schedule


Free Registration! (+Exclusive Discounts for Attendees!)

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 (3:30pm-4:30pm)

Sign up for 9/30

Northern Brewer Minneapolis would like to invite you to share beers you’ve brewed with your fellow homebrewers. On September 30’th we’re hosting our 2nd monthly beer share event. We’ll provide food, cups, free tasting glasses and other swag. Attendees will vote for the best beer - winner gets free ingredients for their next mad scientist brew session.

Learn to Homebrew Lecture

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 9/29/18 (11:30am-12:30pm)

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Saturday, 10/7/18 (11am-12pm)

Sign up for 10/7

 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!

Into to All-Grain

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 10/6/2018 (11am-12pm)

 Sign up for 10/6

Sunday, 10/21/2018 (11am-12pm)

 Sign up for 10/21

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.

Brewmasters' Series: Lagers

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 9/22/2018 (1pm-2pm)

Sign up for 9/22

Ever dreamed about making the world’s best Oktoberfest? Or perhaps an award-winning Czech Pilsner or Munich Helles? Then this is the class for you. Our knowledgeable brewmasters will guide you through every step of brewing a crisp, clean lager. We’ll show you how to master the toughest brewing challenge there is by demonstrating the lager brewing process and decoction. We’ll also share crucial techniques for managing the yeast health and cold fermentation to ensure your first brew is a success. Prost!

Cheesemaking 101: Introduction to Cheese Making

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Sunday, 9/16/18 (1pm-2pm)

Sign up for 9/16

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!

Make Kombucha

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

Saturday, 9/15/2018 (11am-1pm)

Sign up for 9/15

 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.

Build a Beer Workshop: Recipe Design!

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 9/22/18 (11am-12pm)

Sign up for 9/22

 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!

Intro to Wine

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 10/13/18 (11:00am-12:00pm)

Sign up for 10/13

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.

Make Cider

$70 ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Sunday, 9/23/18 (11am-1pm)

 Sign up for  9/23

Oak, orange peel, cinnamon, grains of paradise… the sky’s the limit! Learn how to craft your own dangerously drinkable cider in a fun, hands-on setting. Our experts walk you through the entire cidermaking process; from selecting the right juice to bottling the finished product. Plus, you’ll learn crucial tips on how to customize the flavors and aromas to create a beverage that’s perfectly crisped to your liking. Join our cidermaking masters and taste the true branch-to-bottle experience of historic, handcrafted hard cider in every sip.

Introduction to Kombucha

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Sunday, 10/28/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 10/28

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!

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.