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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.


  • Italian/Californian Juice Pre-Orders In-Store ONLY!
  • Pre-Order Closes mid-August 2015
  • Midwest Supplies is now accepting Italian/Californian Juice Pre-Orders. This fresh, never concentrated, grape must will be delivered to our store directly from a vineyard. These juices are prefect 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.  

    Call or Stop In For Details 952-562-5300 x 1060
  • White Labs Pure Pitch Presentation
  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Join Midwest Supplies and Sara Hagerty from White Labs. Sara will be showcasing the advantages of White Labs' revolutionary new packaging PURE PITCH. Did we mention that there will be free White Labs stuff? Q&A hour will follow the presentation.

    Call or Stop In For Details 952-562-5300 x 1060
  • Intro To Brewing

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/2
    Sunday, August 29, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 8/29
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 9/26
  • 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.

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • All-grain Brewing

  • Sunday, August 30th, 2015@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/30
  • 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.

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Intro To Winemaking

  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/9
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 9/5
  • 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.

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Cider Making

  • Sunday, September 6 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 9/6
  • Learn to turn your apples into apple wine or hard cider. We will demonstrate crushing and pressing apples as well as answer all your cider and wine questions.
    You can even bring along your own apples to practice crushing! Don't forget to bring a bucket or gallon jug to collect the juice! 

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Brew in a Bag

  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/16
  • 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.

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Cheesemaking Techniques with Larry Janke

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/1
    Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 9/12
  • 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. 

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Intro to Kegging and Keezer Building

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 8/23
  • 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! You may want to hang out for the follow up class of "Building a Keezer (or keggerator)". This step in the brewing process will take your brewing to a whole new level!


    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Advanced Brewing Techniques

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015@ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 9/20
  • 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!


    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Wine From Fruit

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 8/22
  • Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling. We'll answer your questions and help you get started on making great wines. You will have the opportunity to taste a few fruit wines.

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • First Annual Midwest Supplies Wine, Beer and Cheese Event

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for the Event
  • Stop in to try free samples of our handmade wine, beer and cheeses. Chat with our friendly staff and learn how to make these crafts in your own home! Don't miss this fun filled Saturday at your local homebrew shop!

    Sign up by calling the store at 952-562-5300 x 1060 to reserve a seat!
  • Iron Brewer IV

  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for Email Reminders
  • Come brew with us in the parking lot as we hold another Iron Brewer competition with the winner of IB III facing off with new challengers.

    No reservations necessary. Just stop by, taste and vote!
  • Iron Brewer IV Judging

  • Saturday, September 13, 2015 ALL DAY
  • Come judge beers with us in the parking lot as we pick the winner for another Iron Brewer competition.

    No reservations necessary. Just stop by, taste and vote!
  • Iron Brewer V

  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Come brew with us in the parking lot as we hold another Iron Brewer competition with the winner of IB IV facing off with new challengers.

    No reservations necessary. Just stop by, taste and vote!