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Rum River Wort Hogs in Strib

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.


  1. Jeff Helstrom says:

    I called last week about becoming a member.

    When & Where is the next meeting?

    Who do I speak to at the meeting about filling out the membership form and paying the dues?

    Jeff Helstrom

  2. bill says:

    Second Monday of every month in the basement of Billy’s bar in Anoka.

  3. Ronald Snell says:

    Is the club still active and what time do you meet? Is it still Billy’s Bar in Anoka. We will be in Mn the second week of Sept. Member of SAAZ homebrew club in FL.
    Ron and Sue Snell

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