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10  beers On Tap
and new hours starting October 5

CHeck out the weekend
music & food schedule


beers on tap

growler fills

We sell an Imminent Brewing 64 ounce glass growler onsite. We also allow non-Imminent branded containers as long as they meet these requirements:

  • The container must be clean
  • It must have a sealable lid
  • 64 ounce mark must be on the container
  • Government warning should be printed on the container. (We have stickers if it does not comply)

Food, Music, & events calendar



Bring a picnic! Grab something from a local restaurant or the Co-op! Have a pizza delivered! Northfield has wonderful BBQ, Chinese and Indian food, bagel sandwiches and Hoagies in Northfield for take-out. ALL within walking distance from Imminent.

Brewery Dog of the Month



Meet Scruffy, a shelter dog at Prairie's Edge Humane Society who is in need of a good home! He is a 15 year old terrier mix. For his age he is very energetic. He loves to play fetch with his tennis ball and go on walks. He has a little bit of arthritis and he is very sensitive to being touched, but he looks at you very lovingly when he is excited, he brings you the ball when he wants to play fetch, and he wags his tail and runs around when he knows he is going to get a treat! He loves surprises, whether it is a quick walk around the block or an unexpected milk bone, he is always very appreciative. 
As his name suggests, Scruffy sports a messy hipster-like hair-do. We have tried to talk him into a more clean cut look but he seems to like it the way it is! He has a few good years left and would like to retire in a home where he is comfortable and drama free. Scruffy's foster dad would be happy to answer any questions about him.

Please visit for more information about Scruffy and his canine and feline pals that are available for adoption or to hear more about Prairie's Edge Humane Society and the great work they are doing to rescue animals in our community!

Brewery location and hours

519 Division Street South
Unit 2
Northfield, MN, 55057
United States

Phone: 507-649-9148

Thursday 3pm - 11pm
Friday 3pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 8pm

(Starting October 5)
Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday Noon - 11pm
Sunday Noon - 8pm



We are offering private tours on Thursdays at 3 pm.  

Cost for a private tour and tasting is $5 per person and includes a 20 minute tour and two 5-oz tasters per person of a beer of your choice. Scheduling is at our discretion and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Please fill out the "Contact Us" form below with your information.


Donation or sponsorship requests:

At Imminent Brewing, we firmly believe in community and social responsibility; and although we would love to donate to every charitable event, we receive more requests than we can support. To that end as a brewery we have focused ourselves to causes that are local but also a few that are near and dear to our hearts in other communities.

Some of the non-profits we support:
• Prairie Creek Community School
• Laura Baker Services Association
• St. Dominic School
• Sports Scholarship Fundraising
• Northfield Arts Guild
• HealthFinders Collaborative
• Tour de SAVE




We are not equipped to host special events at this time during taproom hours. In late fall/winter of 2017, our neighbors at Armory Square will have a beautiful event space available for rent!

We welcome *small gatherings (bday party, bachelor party, etc.) during taproom hours.
*Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring more than 20 people - that way we can schedule staff accordingly to give you and all our guests a better experience!

Can I?
Reserve tables in advance?    Nope
Pre-order beers?    Nope
Bring in my own food for an event?   Yep
Book my own band?    Nope
Request a band?   Sure. We’ll listen and make the final call.
Come in earlier than my party and try to
nab some tables?    Yep


Contact Us

Name *

the partners



Randy Clay

Randy was first exposed to fresh, local beer as an exchange student in West Germany (yes, that was a long time ago!) After college and years of bland macro-beer, Randy headed west to Colorado. Being the mid-'90's, he found himself in the midst of a burgeoning craft brewing scene. Managing fine dining restaurants presented the opportunity to share his new love of microbrews with customers and friends. He began his home brewing career in 1998 when his future wife gave him a kit for their first Christmas back in Northfield. Over the years he discovered he really enjoyed the art and science of this marvelous craft. In an effort to improve his skills, he joined a few home brew clubs, entered contests and became a certified beer judge. His love for making beer grew to match his love for sharing it. Having planted firm roots in this town he calls home, he eagerly awaits the opportunity to bring local, delicious, and varied craft beers to Northfield.

Favorite beer: Tabernash Munich


Laura Meyers

Laura is a zealous home-brewer and craft beverage enthusiast. With a graduate degree in counseling psychology, Laura jokes she’ll be a great bartender. A bit of a renaissance gal, Laura has also worked in retail and food service, professional writing and editing, and non-profits in the creative arts and youth center milieus. Laura is proud to be an engaged citizen of Northfield and is eager to create positive relationships with other local businesses and members of the community. She sees Imminent as a sustainability-oriented business that supports a vibrant community of farmers, small business owners, artists and musicians. Laura’s favorite place to be (besides the brewery, of course) is in the stoker’s saddle of a grasshopper-green tandem bike somewhere Out West with a mountain range in full view…

Favorite beer: Currently, Peche Flanders Style Blonde from Culmination Brewing in Portland. I never thought I’d say that about a fruit beer, but there it is…A forever favorite is New Belgium’s Two Below. New Belgium was the first craft brewery I grew to love for their delicious brews, beautiful vision and their wit!



Tonja Clay

In 1994, the “townie” of the group, took her St. Olaf art degree and headed to Colorado to experience life outside of Northfield. This is where she found her future husband and also the wonderful flavors of microbrews. She noticed each brewery had their own unique label and this is one of the things that inspired her to pursue graphic design. While balancing her freelance business and 4 kids (2 teens and twin 8 yr old boys), she will use her design and marketing skills (with help from her marketing friends) to help Imminent Brewing become a place people from all over MN will want to visit. She hopes the taproom is a comfortable and inviting place for all ages to rest or play, spend time with friends & family, and of course to enjoy a favorite Imminent brew.

Favorite beer: Imminent's Honey Basil Ale


Derek Meyers

While in graduate school, Derek became enthralled with craft beer and the ways breweries, especially New Belgium Brewery, were able to engage and enrich a community. That same kind of community-oriented branding and marketing has informed Derek in his current role as a solar consultant, where he has energized the town of Northfield around a collective goal of making this area one of the greenest in Minnesota. He brings that experience to Imminent where he plans to promote Northfield and Imminent through distribution of Imminent beers, community engagement and recreational events that define Imminent as a unique brand and showcase Northfield for the exceptional place that it is

Favorite beer: Town Pump Pale Ale