Homebrewer takes Just Brew It top honors with Chaga Coffee Stout

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In Asheville, dozens of home brewers from around Western North Carolina gathered for a chance to be called the best.

Just Brew It is part of Asheville Beer Week. The tasting competition featured 80 beers.

It benefits Just Economics, a local non-profit works to bring a living wage to the mountains.

There were a lot of different categories brewers could win, but the most prestigious award went to a brewer named Janeen.

She won with her Chaga Coffee Stout.

Chaga is a black, parasitic fungus that grows on birch trees.

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