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Joe Portz, left, and Chris Bessler transfer wort from a brewing kettle into a 5-gallon carboy, where it will ferment at Portz's home in Brookings. In about six weeks, Portz and Bessler will be ready to sample a pint or two of their new brew. (AP photo)

Brookings home brewers have fun with their craft

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BROOKINGS (AP) -- "Roll out the barrels, we'll have a barrel of fun."

OK, so Brookings home-brewing beer barons don't turn out big wooden barrels of ales and stouts; but they sure do have a barrel of fun making small batches for themselves and their beer-drinking buddies.


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