• 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.

How are we doing? Pretty good. That was the bottom-line assessment that was shared with the nearly 600 tourism and professionals who attended Visit Seattle’s Annual Outlook Meeting at the Westin Seattle on March 31.

Some highlights from the 2021 study showed:

 

A big part of what imbues a destination with a sense of place and makes it memorable are its small locally owned businesses.  A new partnership between Visit Seattle and Seattle Bank is designed to support these businesses and bring tourism revenue to Seattle’s emerging neighborhoods. The inaugural grant program will invest in 20 local businesses, focusing on establishments owned by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ community members in the easily accessible Central District and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.

 

Honeycomb Strategies, based in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte and with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create sustainable management systems and reduce its footprint. 

B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.