St. Paul, Minnesota - Local events

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.

In-Store Exclusive!

The Summer Sipper Homebrew Competition

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Think you brew the best summer-sippin’ beer in the Twin Cities? Prove it! We’re teaming up with Union 32 Craft House to sponsor a sweet homebrew competition. Enter your beer, and if our judges think yours is the best, you get to brew a batch AT Union 32! And it gets even better: your beer will be served on “The Wall,” and all profits will go to the charity of your choice.

So get busy, brewers. More details here.

In-Store Class Schedule

Build a Beer Workshop: Recipe Design!

FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

Saturday, 9/1/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 9/1

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!

    Ascend into All-grain: Where to Start

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

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

    Sunday, 9/23/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 9/23

    Saturday, 10/20/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 10/20

    Saturday, 10/28/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 10/28

    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.

    From Boil to Bottle: Brewing Your Own Craft Beer

    FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

    Saturday, 9/8/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 9/8

    Saturday, 9/29/18(11am-12pm) Sign up for 9/29

    Saturday, 10/27/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 10/27

    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!

      Beginner Winemaking, Vinification: Vine to Wine

      FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

      Sunday, 9/9/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 9/9

      Sunday, 10/7/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 10/7

      Sunday, 10/21/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 10/21

      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.

        The Creamery Workshop: Introduction to Cheese Making

        FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

        Saturday, 9/15/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 9/15

        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!

          Bypass Bottling: Kegging and Keezers

          FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

          Sunday, 9/16/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 9/16

          Sunday, 10/14/18 (12pm-1pm) Sign up for 10/14

          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!

            Cider Making

            FREE ADMISSION! (+ Exclusive Discounts for Attendees)

            Saturday, 10/13/18 (11am-12pm) Sign up for 10/13/18

            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.

            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. Company purchase orders must be prepaid.


            To register for classes, please visit our Events Page

            Northern Brewer St. Paul
            1150 Grand Avenue
            St. Paul, MN 55105
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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.