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In-Store Homebrewing and Winemaking Events Calendar

Upcoming Classes & Events

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.


Crowler With Us

  • Celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day January 24th with Free Crowlering All Day!
    Space is Limited, Reserve Your Spot Now.
  • Dream it. Brew it. CAN IT!
    Ever dream of canning your Homebrew? Now you can Can! Call us at 952-562-5300 ext 1060 to reserve a time slot. Bring in a cooled keg into the store and a trained associate will have your beer canned up and ready to go in no time flat. Give us call!

Homebrew Bottle Swap

  • Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00pm
  • Share your Passion!
    Bring a few bottles of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local homebrewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some inspiration along the way.

Chilean Wine Must Release Party

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/11
  • We’re kicking off our Spring wine pail program in style. Enjoy an afternoon with the Midwest winemakers as we present information on Chile’s famous wine regions. Of course, there will be plenty of samples with some of the wines this area is known for along with pairings like our homemade cheeses. Be the first to get in on these wonderful wines!

Intro To Brewing

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/21
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/19
  • 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.

Intro To Winemaking

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. Sign up for 1/21
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/29
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/26
  • 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, January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 1/28 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. Sign up for 1/28 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • 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.

    Brew in a Bag

  • Saturday, January 22, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 1/12
  • 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.

    Intro to Kegging & Keezer Building

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. Sign up for 1/29
  • 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!

    Kombucha

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. Sign up for 2/18
  • We are going to go through the buch kit and walk through the basics of making the buch. We can touch on health trends and natural probiotics or just looking for a naturally fermented non-alcoholic beverage to delve into.

    Recipe Design

  • Saturday, February 04, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 2/04
  • A little bit of this. A little bit of that...This class will compare continental ingredients common to regional beer styles and give you the tools you need to brew to a specific style or create your own altogether. We’ll talk malt, yeast, hops and the calculations necessary to make a beer that’s truly yours.

    Advanced Cheesemaking - Hard Cheeses

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 2/25
  • Learn how to take the next step in home cheesemaking from our expert Larry Janke. He will demonstrate techniques in making hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and parmesan. Hard cheeses require some extra care including pressing, waxing and the the aging process. Larry will guide you through them all. Bring your questions and Midwest will bring the cheese with some wine pairings!


Advanced Brewing: Lagers

  • Sunday, February 05, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/05
  • 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.

    Seed Starting & Propagation

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. Sign up for 2/12
  • Get a head start on the Minnesota growing season and maximize your garden’s potential by starting your seeds indoors. If you have existing plants you like, we will also show you a variety of ways to clone them. Whether you intend to transplant to an outdoor garden in Spring or continue to grow your plants indoors, we can get you started in the right direction and set your plants up for success!

 

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