Archive for the 'Homebrewing' Category

Homebrewers make 1% of beer brewed in US

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A survey conducted for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) indicates that homebrewers produce more than 2 million barrels of beer a year, a barrel being 31 gallons. This represents one percent of total U.S. beer production. According to the survey, there are an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States. Two-thirds of them began […]

Annie Johnson wins Homebrewer of the Year

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Annie Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., won Homebrewer of the Year when results of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition were announced Saturday in Philadelphia. A record 3,400 attended the 35th National Homebrewers Conference, 75 percent more than last year. Johnson won with a beer she called her Lite American Lager. Tavish Sullivan won the […]

Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

Homebrew supply sales reflect growing hobby

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The latest survey of homebrew suppply shops by the American Homebrewers Association confirms that interest in homebrewing continues to grow. The AHA survey, its fourth, found that on average stores that responded to the survey enjoyed 26% higher revenue in 2012 compred to 2011. “As homebrewing continues to grow, retail shops are responding accordingly, satisfying […]

3,400 homebrewers headed to Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

More than 3,400 homebrewers will descend on Philadelphia next month for the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference June 27-29. “The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is an amazing opportunity for beer lovers and homebrewers to come together to enrich their brewing skills, learn more about the craft and socialize with others who share their passion for […]

Alabama last to legalize homebrewing

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

For the first time since the end of Prohibition it will soon be legal to homebrew in every state in the nation. The Alabama Senate gave final approval to a bill that will allow residents to homebrew limited amounts of beer, wine, mead or cider. Gov. Robert Bentley’s office is reviewing the bill, but is […]

Homebrewing now legal in Mississippi

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will effectively legalize homebrewing throughout the state. Mississippi is now the 49th state to permit homebrewing. A Senate version of the bill passed in early February and it was then voted on by the State House of Representatives in March. “From our founding fathers to our […]