The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) conducted a survey of homebrew supply shops. Here’s a few numbers to give you an idea of how the hobby is trending:
67% increase in survey respondents (over 2010)
16% increase in gross revenue
82% of shops saw an increase in sales of beginner kits
43% of retailers indicate the common age group for beginners is under 30
25% of shops have been open 3 years or less
Interesting – and encouraging, huh? Brew on folks, brew on.