Malheur Mashers find success with home brew

Malheur Masher Daniel Strawn (left) and Ted Martinez are members of a local club that aims to bring beer brewers together to share ideas and gather feedback. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ONTARIO – Many people have their go-to bar or favorite drink, but for Ontario-born Ted Martinez, finding his favorite beer takes him closer to home.

Martinez is part of the Malheur Mashers Brew Club, a group of about 20 home brewers who meet regularly to share recipes and tips.

“The club just started from a bunch of people wanting to be better brewers,” he said. “I met some other people who also home brewed, and we just ended up meeting.”

Martinez started brewing his own beer in 2010.

His wife and sister-in-law at the time gave him a home-brewing . . .