The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has recently unveiled a list of cities located in the United States where they say homebrewing is on the rise.
“Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture, and vice-versa,” said Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association. “Some cities are legendary for such pro-am symbiosis, while others are gaining well-deserved reputations as up-and-coming homebrew hot spots.”
Homebrewing is said to be on the rise in the United States, with an economic impact of over $1 billion. More than three-quarters of individuals who are involved in homebrewing are said to be more enthusiastic about brewing now than they were three years ago, according to a recent survey.
The AHA identified many areas where homebrewing is said to be on the rise. The AHA’s list of up-and-coming homebrew areas included cities such as Phoenix, Arizona, Nashville, Tennessee, Rochester, New York, Boise, Idaho, Windsor, California, and Tampa, Florida.
The association identified these areas that are on the rise by examining a number of factors such as competition entries, economic impact, proximity to craft breweries, and homebrew clubs and memberships.
“No matter where you live, we encourage everyone to try their hand at homebrewing,” Glass stated.
Individuals interested in becoming members of the American Homebrewers Association will receive discounts and special offers at more than 1,400 participating Brewers Association member breweries, pubs, restaurants, homebrew supply shops and more. Members will also receive an AHA member card.
The American Homebrew Association was founded in 1978 by Charlie Papazian, former author Brewers Association President, in Boulder, Colorado. The association is a not-for-profit trade association and currently has over 46,000 members and is a major advocate for homebrewers’ rights in the U.S. The association also hosts the world’s largest beer competition, the National Homebrew Competition.