If you went to a Twins game this season, you may have noticed the tall vines growing in the Target Field Plaza just outside of the ball park. Those vines are hops, Willamette hops to be specific. As Target Field was closed up for winter, one of the production crew members inquired as to what would happen to the plants.
Matt Semke, an avid homebrewer, was able to incorporate the hops in his newest recipe — an ale — which he named “Reverse the Curse”, appropriate considering the Twins record this year. The plants yielded just enough hops for a small home brew batch so this beer is not available commercially, but Semke hopes that this becomes a new tradition for years to come.