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LA Homebrew beer brewing class

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 23 2015 Jul 23, 2015 July 23, 2015 9:38 AM July 23, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rebecca Buchanan, Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Beer brewing is an American tradition dating back to the 1800s. Now, most people just head to the grocery store when they’re in the mood for a brew, but in Baton Rouge almost 200 people are registered home brewers.

There are 15 breweries throughout the state. LA Homebrew is giving people the chance to turn their house into their very own brewery.

“Home brewing is a lot cheaper and easier than most people think,” said Donovan McClelland from LA Homebrew. “People are used to having beer they buy at the store, but they don’t realize they can easily make it at home for pretty cheap.”

McClelland says it costs about $90 for enough equipment and ingredients to make five gallons of beer, or about eight to nine six packs.

Beer brewing is on an upward trend in the U.S. In the 1980s there were only 40 breweries in America, today there are around three thousand. McClelland attributes the rising success to the affordability of home brewing and the passion that brewers take in their craft.

LA Home Brew is sponsoring a class to teach people how to become creators instead of consumers. The class will teach people everything they need to know about brewing beer from home.

The LA Homebrew class will be held at the Goodwood Library at 2:30 pm on July 25 and at the same time on Oct. 10.

Visit the LA Homebrew website for more information.

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