Homebrewing has been gaining momentum in the United States, but has had great prevalence in other countries.
Homebrewing in Africa
For instance, brewing and distilling from home has been an integral part of African culture for decades. According to the Economist, the African homebrew market is four times larger than the commercial beer market.
Whether it be beer, wine, ciders or mead, retailers of kits for making beer at home in the U.S. have seen notable growth in sales since 2005.
Beer ingredients prevail as the No. 1 selling commodity, but wine is not far behind.
Women: beer or wine?
While women are still the minority of consumers for these products, statistics indicate that women are leaning more toward wine fermentation than beer brewing.