Everyone is Welcome!

Open Thursday - Sunday

Plan your weekend


beers on tap


growler fills

We sell 64 ounce and 750 ml glass growlers onsite. We also allow non-Imminent Brewing branded containers as long as they meet these requirements:

  • The container must be clean

  • It must have a sealable lid

  • 64 ounce or 750 ml mark must be on the container

  • Government warning should be printed on the container. (We have stickers if it does not comply)

Brewery Dog of the Month

  Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is a non-profit organization serving Rice County since 1985.    Our Mission includes:  promoting the value of animals through care and education; upholding the belief that animals have intrinsic value and enrich human lives; welcoming all animals and providing them with care that is appropriate, practical, and kind; and valuying careful stewardship of the society’s resources. 

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is a non-profit organization serving Rice County since 1985.

Our Mission includes: promoting the value of animals through care and education; upholding the belief that animals have intrinsic value and enrich human lives; welcoming all animals and providing them with care that is appropriate, practical, and kind; and valuying careful stewardship of the society’s resources. 


Meet Holly! Holly is a 2 year old lab mix, currently in a loving foster care home. She is a timid girl at first and slow to warm up to new people but loves all things dog. Once you earn Holly's trust she will show you her goofy, bouncy self and provide endless amounts of entertainment. Due to Holly's timid nature with humans she will require a home with another stable, well-mannered dog to show her the ropes and be her playmate. Holly is a dream on a leash and fully kennel trained; she is excellent with the boundaries of a fenced-in yard and is working on basic obedience. Her forever home would need to have patience, a good sense of humor, and the willingness to continue to work with her on her manners, as well as continue to show her how great the life of a loved dog can be. Time spent earning her trust is time well spent and well worth the wait!

If you're interested in adopting Holly (or another lovable canine or feline), or want to learn more about Prairie's Edge Humane Society, please click HERE to visit their website!


*Imminent Brewing invites our well-behaved, leashed canine friends to hang out with their humans on our patio. We're always grateful to our hound-loving customers for bringing a little extra furry joy to us!


Brewery location and hours

519 Division Street South - Unit 2
Northfield, MN, 55057
United States
Phone: 507-646-2327
*Enter on 6th Street*

Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday Noon - 11pm
Sunday Noon - 9pm

Private Space Rental
Available Monday - Wednesday 5-11pm
Rent the tap room for your special event!
to request more information


PARKING at Imminent Brewing

We work really hard to build good relationships with our local neighbors.  You can help with this!

Even when it's busy, please restrict your parking to street parking only and avoid using Econofoods's parking lot.

Pete's Chiropractic, located east of the brewery, is open on Fridays and we ask our customers to avoid the parking spot right in front of his office entrance on 6th street until after 6pm.

THANK YOU so much for your help!



Q: Do you serve wine or cider?

A: We do not, unfortunately, because we can't. Our license allows folks to only consume the beer we make on this premises. For this reason, we cannot allow outside alcohol at Imminent. We always encourage folks to write to MN state legislators in the hopes that we can change this law. We'd love to have Keepsake Cider on tap! 

Q: Do you allow dogs?

A: Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at Imminent. We have a few rules we are required to communicate:

Owners must maintain  control of dogs at all times. Dogs must be on a non-retractable, standard leash no longer than six (6) feet while on premises. No dogs behind the bar or in production areas. Please be aware and keep your dog out of aisles where staff and customers are moving!

Dogs must be house trained.

A current Animal License must be affixed to a properly fitted collar.

Dogs must get along with people and other dogs.

No barking please!

Dogs must stay on the floor. No dogs on furniture or laps.

Dogs may eat/drink ONLY from separate dog bowls on the floor.

We reserve the right to ask your dog to leave at any time.


If you have additional questions, please use our contact form below or give us a shout at (507)-646-2327. Thanks!


Summer 2018 Construction Update 

Some nearby roads are under construction! We're excited for a fresh new look to come to this end of downtown Northfield, but in the meantime we apologize for the dust! 

We'll provide updates on how to best avoid closures here... 

The entrance to our Tap Room off of Sixth Street is best accessed from Division Street at this time.

as of Sep 15 - Division Street/Hwy 246 has reopened! There may still be some work...doesn't it look pretty so far, though?!

At this time, Washington Street to the East side of us is closed, and 7th street (one block south of us) is also closed.

We'll keep you posted on those plans as we hear about them. Thanks! 




We offer private tours on Thursdays at 4 pm.  

Cost for a private tour and tasting is $5 per person and includes a 20 minute tour and two 5-oz tasters of the current beers 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 during taproom hours. In summer of 2018, our neighbors at Armory Square will have a beautiful event space available for rent!

Inquire about renting our tap room Mondays through Wednesdays between 5-11 pm at

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.

Bring in my own alcohol? Definitely Nope.

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 - about 15-30 min.


Contact Us

Name *

the partners



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!



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


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


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 promote Imminent Brewing as 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

photos by Tasha Hergott