Celebrating the thriving community and culture of homebrewing, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—unveiled a list of cities across the U.S. where homebrewing is on the rise.
By examining a number of factors including economic impact, proximity to craft breweries, homebrew clubs and membership, competition entries and more, the AHA identified budding areas for the fervor and fellowship of brewing at home.
“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, 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.”
The AHA List of Up-and-Coming Homebrew Hot Spots includes:
- Boise, Idaho
- Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Rochester, New York
- Tampa, Florida
- Windsor, California
With an estimated economic impact of $1.225 billion, homebrewing is booming in America. A recent survey found that over three-quarters (78%) of homebrewers are more enthusiastic about brewing than they were three years ago.
“No matter where you live, we encourage everyone to try their hand at homebrewing,” added Glass.
Read the AHA’s “7 Homebrew Hot Spots to Visit Now” here. To find local info on breweries, beer bars and homebrew supply shops in these cities, download the AHA’s Brew Guru™ mobile app. Thinking about getting started homebrewing? Learn to Homebrew Day is on November 5. Find events around the country on the AHA website.
About the American Homebrewers Association:
The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine and offers the Brew Guru™ mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.