Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area present Hops for Habitat on Saturday, April 7. Hours for the event at the Four Seasons Centre is 1-5PM. Tickets are on sale at the Habitat office, Kottke Jewelers, and Hy-Vee of Owatonna. VIP tickets are $40 and entitle the bearer to an extra hour of sampling. General Admission is $25 with Designated Driver tickets selling for $10. The designated driver tickets entitle the bearer to soft drinks and prize goodie bag.

There are some 20 brewers expected to be on hand for this popular event. While the volume of beer sales dropped 1% in 2017, craft brewers saw an increase of 12.7%. As far as dollars go, craft beer sales now account for 23% of the market according to 2017 statistics.

To date the Habit has built or rehabbed 25 homes in the area. Volunteers from the Steele-Waseca Area will helping the Rochester habitat in the construction of a home in Claremont this spring. Plans for the next home in the Steele-Waseca area will be announced in the near future.