« on: September 23, 2016, 02:07:54 PM »
Less beer is brewed due to demands on time (work, family, and so on). Every town having a brewery (it seems that way) cuts into the need to brew fresh beer.
The first part describes me, but as to the second part the same demands on my time keep me home and not going out to the breweries, tap rooms, and awesome beer pubs in Chicago. Brewing is something I can do at home. The kids can help out (they don't much any more). We share the beer with friends when we are entertaining.
If I was younger, and unattached, the lure of going out might impinge on my brewing.
I agree that the hobby will be fine in the long run.