In-Store Homebrewing and Winemaking Events Calendar

  • Chilean Juice Pre-Orders In-Store ONLY!
  • Midwest Supplies is now accepting Chilean Juice Pre-Orders. This fresh, never concentrated, grape must will be delivered to our store directly from a vineyard. These juices are perfect for customization, and will begin to ferment once they are brought up to room temperature. This year we have a wide selection of whites and reds to choose from. Stop In For Details or Call 952-562-5300 x 1060

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

  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/30
    Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 2/13
  • 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, February 27, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 2/27
  • 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, February 14, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/14
  • 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.

  • Cheese Making

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/6
  • 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. 

  • Making Mead

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/7
  • Award winning mead makers will be doing demonstrations and giving tricks and tips to mastering the art of fermenting honey. Come join them to ask questions and start your brew of the bees!

  • Intro to Kegging & Keezer Building

  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/28
  • 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, 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!

  • Off Flavors in Beer

  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/21
  • Train your palette to detect the off-flavors caused by problems during fermentation, and learn how to prevent them from happening.