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Home Brewing at Princeton

on 11/11/10 at 9:51 am


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You probably won’t see Yuengling, Blue Moon or Guinness labels at a party hosted by Jamie Magagna ’11, Joe Jung ’11 and their friends. In fact, you probably won’t see any labels at all. Ever since they started making their own beer, Magagna and Jung have entertained friends with their own special brew, which is served in label-less recycled bottles but boasts a flavor right up there with the big names.

According to the American Homebrewers Association, they are not alone: More than 750,000 people are home brewing nationwide. College campuses have seen a particular surge in brewing popularity as students take a creative approach to imbibing.

“I think it’s part of the do-it-yourself trend, like how people are butchering their own meat or making their own cheese,” Jung said.

Though it’s hard to gauge how many students home brew at Princeton, Jung said the number is definitely on the rise.

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