MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s not surprising to regularly find a new brew hitting taps at craft brew houses.

In fact, one of the best things about the craft movement is the ever-changing flavors in taprooms.

So, while a new beer isn’t always revolutionary, it is when it’s beer brewed by a consumer of the taproom.

In November 2014, Tin Whiskers held a first-of-its-kind home-brew competition.

The St. Paul brewery asked home brewers from Minnesota to send in their recipes. Hundreds of entries were narrowed down to one winner, which then was brewed on the Tin Whiskers system by the creator in collaboration with Tin Whiskers head brewer Derek Brown.

“We wanted to give someone in the home-brewing community an opportunity to brew their creations on a larger scale and taste the fruits of their labor without investing the money and resources needed to build their own brewery,” co-founder and president, Jeff Moriarty, said in a recent press release.

The winning recipe? Matt Mueller’s Baltic porter, Joule Cat.

The beer will hit taps at Tin Whiskers Friday. To celebrate, the brewery will be hosting a launch event beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information on the event, or the beers available at Tin Whiskers, visit them online.

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