Beer brewing ‘exploding’

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Posted: May 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

Mitch Hoopes, owner and operator of Winchester Brewing Co., places caps on the 22-ounce bomber bottles of Shenandoah Saison (4.2 percent alcohol). (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Mitch Hoopes, owner/brewmaster of Winchester Brewing Co., measures hops for beer he makes at his Winchester location. Shenandoah Saison is the first beer bottled at the brewing company on West Boscawen Street in Winchester. It is available in 22-ounce bomber bottles or a 64-ounce growler. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester — The first time Mitch Hoopes helped a friend make home-brewed beer, he was hooked.

The combination of hands-on techniques and using a little of his math and cooking skills made the…

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