• 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.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.