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Home Brewing Gaining Popularity

6-1 homebrewingEUGENE, Ore. — Local beer enthusiasts say they’ve noticed the rising trend to brew beer at home, so Sunday they gathered at Falling Sky Brewery to recruit new members for their organization.

The American Homebrewers Association is a national organization that has members in the Eugene-Springfield area. Sunday the group toured Falling Sky Brewery and visited with other beer lovers.

Organizers said home brewing is becoming extremely popular here in Eugene. Across the country they’ve seen membership rates skyrocket during the last decade. “The hobby of home brewing has really exploded in the last ten years. The American Homebrewers Association has gone from a membership of you know maybe 6,000 people up to nearly 40,000 people now in the last nine years,” said Denny Conn, Homebrewers Association member.

Conn said it believes Eugene is the perfect place to brew your own beer because local products are so popular.

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