• American Homebrewing Association Announces Rising Homebrewing Destinations

     
    POSTED November 11, 2016
     

The American Homebrewing Association has recently announced seven rising homebrewing destinations in the US.

“Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture and vice-versa,” says 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 list includes: Boise, Idaho; Minneapolis; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix; Rochester, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; and Windsor, Calif.

AHA created the list by evaluating elements like economic impact, proximity to craft breweries, homebrew clubs and membership, competition entries and more. Homebrewing in the US has an economic impact of $1.225 million, and the popularity of continues to rise. About 78 percent of homebrewers have reported increased passion for the industry compared to three years ago.

“No matter where you live, we encourage everyone to try their hand at homebrewing,” says Glass.

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”