I read a few news articles today discussing the upswing in homebrewing beer as a cost cutting measure in these troubled economic times. I read it on the internet, so it must be true.
So I have a few thoughts/questions about this notion.
When I started homebrewing, the benefit of saving money wasn’t a big draw. I saw it as an added bonus to the other benefits homebrewing brought me, but it was not a deciding factor to start.
Because saving money wasn’t a big reason for my homebrewing endeavors, I began to wonder if cost cutting was really leading more people to homebrewing or if it just made for a good article.
It seems like Coopers is seeing an increase in sales, but that is Austraila.
Are more people homebrewing? Has the recession made for a boon for the homebrewing industry?
What say you?