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‘Every brew is a challenge and every glass of a good beer is an achievement’: home brewing and serious leisure

Duarte Alonso, A, Alexander, N and O Brien, S (2017) ‘Every brew is a challenge and every glass of a good beer is an achievement’: home brewing and serious leisure. Leisure/ Loisir. ISSN 1492-7713

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Abstract

This exploratory study contributes to the body of knowledge of leisure research, investigating various dimensions related to home brewing, particularly reasons for and benefits from engaging in this activity through the lens of the Serious Leisure Construct (SLC). Although evidence suggests that home brewing has increased in popularity, to date, it has received limited attention from the academic literature. The study is based on the responses of 219 home brewers in Australia. The employed content analysis and word association identified the feeling of a rewarding and enjoying experience, affordability, sharing, brewing-to-taste, and socialising opportunities as key perceived benefits. In addition, various links between the findings and the SLC were identified. Overall, the findings revealing the seemingly multifaceted nature of home brewing, which combines tangible elements such as producing the craft beer, and intangible, for instance, sharing and socialising, highlight important theoretical and practical implications for leisure involvement. © 2017 Canadian Association for Leisure Studies / Association canadienne d’études en loisir

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Leisure/ Loisir on 11/12/17, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14927713.2017.1414628
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1504 Commercial Services, 1506 Tourism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 08:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 05:40
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/14927713.2017.1414628
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7916

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