The popularity of home brewing is growing, both as a hobby and business. Last year, results from the 5th annual Homebrew Supply Shop Survey showed that the gross revenue of suppliers across the United States increased by 10.5% in 2013.
Among the products sold, beginner homebrew kits were highlighted, growing by 24% among consumers between the ages of 30 and 39 years old. The number of young stores also rose when data showed 37% of the respondents had only been around for three years or less. Moreover, over 60% of the respondents had seen a new shop opening around their area that year.