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In-Store Homebrewing and Winemaking Events Calendar

Upcoming Classes

Class size is limited!

Call 952-562-5300 ext 1060 or visit our new Events Page to register and reserve your seat!

All classes are FREE unless otherwise stated.

  • Intro To Brewing

  • Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/8
    Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 12/5
    Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/2
    Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/17
    Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/30
  • Learn the step-by step process to make great beer at home from our own Midwest Extract Kits. One of our knowledgeable brewers will walk you through the entire process from the boil to bottling, while explaining what each ingredient does and how it affects the beer. This class will be a big help to you if you're just getting started, are considering this as a gift, or have made a few batches.

  • All-grain Brewing

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 11/14
    Saturday, January 9, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/9
  • Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage.  This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to all-grain brewing. Questions encouraged.

  • Intro To Winemaking

  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 12/12
  • Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/3
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/16
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/24
  • Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our wine makers will walk you through the entire wine making process so you can see how easy it really is. You'll have the opportunity to taste several wines made from these concentrates, to see demonstrations and ask questions about your next steps for the Italian and Californian Juice.

  • Brew in a Bag

  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 12:00pm Sign up for 12/13
  • What is this? Brew in a bag is a simplified version of all grain brewing that requires less equipment and knowledge, while still obtaining a great result. This class is for those of you that don't want to jump into purchasing lots of extra equipment, but would like to enhance your brewing techniques.

  • Cheese Making

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/21
    Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/23
  • We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese, We will talk about various types of cheese, how to use the right milk for the project, explain what the rennet and cultures do to help in cheese making, talk about temperature control and aging. All of these components have an impact on the final cheese product. There will be a variety of cheese samples for you to try and a few wine pairings (from Midwest Supplies wines) to wash it all down. Join us for this very informative class on cheese making. 

  • Lagers

  • Sunday, November 22 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/22
  • Come learn the tips and tricks to mastering a clean crisp cold fermentation. We will tackle the difference between Ale and Lager brewing and discuss helpful equipment and techniques. Embrace the frigid Minnesota winter and learn how to use it to your advantage.

  • Building Your Home Brewery

  • Sunday, December 6 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 12/6
  • From the basics to incredible new gadgets on the market, infinite possibilities exist when designing your home brewery. Kettles, burners, chillers! Gas or electric? This class is geared toward important considerations as well as the opportunity to demo a large array of options. Whether picking up your first starter kit or considering building a nano-brewery in your basement, this will hit the spectrum!

  • Belgian Beers

  • Sunday, December 20 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 12/20
  • Learn to brew like a Monk! The first of our beer style series. We will take you through the evolution of Belgian beer styles, recipe development, and tips and tricks to mastering Belgian Beers.

  • IPAs

  • Sunday, December 27 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 12/27
  • This class is designed for all of you Hop Heads. Who needs water, malt, or yeast? A bowl of hops and a spoon are your only brewing requirements. Well… there is more to making a great IPA than just adding more hops. Our fellow hop lovers will take you through everything to make your next hoppy creation your best IPA yet!

  • Intro to Kegging & Keezer Building

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/29
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 12/19
    Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/10
  • Tired of bottling your beer? Stop in for the Intro to Kegging class to learn the basics of kegging your beer at home. We will explain the "ins" and "outs" of kegging and force carbonating your beer, as well as sodas, sparkling water, hard ciders and even wine!

  • Advanced Brewing Techniques

  • Sunday, November 15, 2015@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/15
    Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/31
  • Ready to step up to the next level of brewing? Our experts will show you the best ways to brew a better beer. This class will walk through advanced techniques like temperature control, lagering, oxygenation, yeast starters, yeast harvesting and much more!

  • Finishing Wines

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 11/7
  • Learn the critical final steps to making superb wines that most people forget. Our wine experts will show you how to get professionally clear wines. Watch as they demonstrate multiple ways of degassing as well as clarifying, stabilizing, balancing and filtering.