Traditional Norwegian Farmhouse Brewing Demonstrations

Step back in time as Northern Brewer hosts a unique brewing experience: a full day of traditional Norwegian farmhouse brewing demonstrations and conversations about the history and use of kveik at our World Headquarters in Roseville, Minnesota. This is a special opportunity to participate in an international celebration of brewing featuring two Norwegian farmhouse brewers, Ivar Geithung and Johnny Ottar Pedersen.

With support from Northern Brewer, St. Paul Homebrewers Club, and other local homebrewers, Geithung and Pedersen will coordinate multiple simultaneous brewing demonstrations that showcase brewing techniques from four regions of Norway:

  • Heimabrygg: Voss-Style Hard-Boiled Ale
  • Stjordalsøl: Stjordal-Style Alderwood-Smoked Raw Ale
  • Konnøl: Northwest Norwegian Style Raw Ale
  • Eastern Norway Style Boiled Mash Semi-Raw Ale

Date: Saturday, September 16th.
Location: Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (

Stay tuned to this Facebook Event Page for more details as we get closer to the brew day.

Mead Day 2019

Steve Piatz will be hosting a club  Mead  Day potluck  starting at 11 a.m. 

The club will provide something to grill. Maybe brats. Maybe burgers. Please bring something to share and a chair. And manners. Bring your manners as well.

Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.

We will mix up a batch of the national mead day recipe for the club.  If you haven’t made mead before, haven’t had good luck with your meads or just want to make another mead, this is the day to come and learn.  Bring your own equipment and honey and we’ll help you mix up a batch.  

This is a great opportunity to get advice from some of the best mead makers in the nation. And share your potato salad with them.

Brew For Good 2019

SPHBC at the Brew For Good 2019 at Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

Photo of Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.
Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.

From the Brew for Good site:
“This beer sampler/fundraiser event celebrates some of the hottest up-and-coming brewers around: our homebrewers.”

Photo of tent.
Jess and Dave set up. Ross just standing about.

All donations from this event benefit local nonprofit partner Think Small.

Photo of SPHBC offerings.

Think Small is dedicated to providing services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota.

Mead Day 2018!

Saturday, August 4th, 5 p.m.
Fletty’s House

Despite his better judgment, Fletty will be hosting a club Mead Day potluck  starting at 5 p.m. 

Please bring something to share and a chair. Chateau Fletty has limited outdoor seating.  Also, please bring your manners.

The club will provide something to grill. Probably brats. If you’re vegan or gluten free, that’s your problem…er…burden…er…wonderful life choice…? Either way, not making tofu dogs or extruded veggie protein.

Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.

Also, the club will be making some traditional mead for mead day. We’ll step through the entire life of the mead and do tastings at each step. When it’s all done, we’ll divide up the bottled mead among all active club members. If you’re interested in participating in this part, email Fletty directly.

And, we’re not kidding about being a respectful guest at Chateau Fletty.


Sept 2015 Club Meeting: 7p Tue Sept 1 @ Northern Brewer St. Paul

Chris Smith, a truly preeminent cider maker, will be talking cider.  You will not get a better opportunity to get tips, ask questions, and receive feedback on your ciders.  We have several other club members who are experienced cider makers, some of whom have been doing well in major competitions, so there is a lot of knowledge and experience available if you are new to cider or want to get better.

Chris is an extremely knowledgeable brewer as well, so I suspect he’d be happy to answer questions in a wide range of topics.  If you need any more incentive to come to the meeting, Scott Kosloski, General Manager of the St Paul store, has offered a special discount of 15% off to club members that night, so start working on your shopping list.