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, May 22, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 5/22
  • 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, May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 5/21
  • 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

  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 5/8
    Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 5/29
  • 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.

  • Iron Brewer & Big Brew Day

  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 all day in the parking lot
  • Come brew with us in the Midwest Supplies parking lot as we celebrate Big Brew Day!

  • Finishing Wines

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016@ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 5/14
  • 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.

  • IPAs

  • Sunday, May 15, 2016@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 5/15
  • 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!

  • Cheese Making

  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 5/28
  • 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.