Nice story in the Strib yesterday highlighting the homebrew club in the North Metro…..
A club of home-brewers share full flavors and friendship at their montly meetings in Anoka
The raspberry chocolate port wine being tasted so captivated Cheryl Kern that she turned to the maker and blurted: “Can I lick the bottle?” ¶ The port wine was one of 13 beers, three wines and three meads (wines made with honey) sampled last Monday night — all in small portions — by a merry band of home-brewers known as the Rum River Wort Hogs, who come together to share tips, techniques and tastes once a month at Billy’s Bar & Grill in Anoka.
The group, in its 13th year, welcomes home-brewers of all skill levels. Some brew with home kits, others from scratch. Beyond beer, Wort Hogs make wines, meads and ciders. As for the group’s name, “wort” refers to the liquid that becomes beer once fermented, longtime member Owen Strand of Anoka explained.
Full story here.