Hops topic at Winchester Academy
Local hops farmer Amanda Bronk will discuss craft brewing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
The boom of craft beer is rejuvenating the world of small town breweries and bringing back local access to flavorful ales and lagers.
The agricultural production of brewing ingredients, including hops, on small local farms has also increased. She believes this upswing is benefitting small towns.
Bronk’s presentation will be a journey through the resurgence of the relationship between the local brewer and the local farmer. She will walk through the history of brewing in Wisconsin and focus on this unique partnership.
Born in Stevens Point, Bronk has worked in and with local breweries since 2007. In 2010, her family converted their 110-acre dairy farm near Custer into a hop farm.
Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Bronk’s program is sponsored by T-Dubs Public House.
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