BEER consumption in Australia may be dwindling, but the backyard art of home brew is booming.
In celebration of beer bellies, Wacol Brewers Choice will try to set a world record next weekend in collaboration with Queensland Beer Week.
More than 100 brewers from Logan, Brisbane and Ipswich will unite in a beer appreciation in a bid to set a world first for the most number of people brewing at once.
Brewers Choice Wacol manager James Stehr said he hoped to fill the car park with fermenters brewing beers of all varieties.
"The pick of them will probably be winter style beers, English brown ales, right up to your dark stouts," he said.
The craft is no longer the hobby of just men, but a growing number of female lager lovers are also jumping aboard the craze, which is taking the meaning of beer to a whole new level.
"Home brew is growing more in the region of craft beer or boutique beer,' Mr Stehr said.
"Things have come a long way from the Coopers in Woollies sort of thing to now where there are so many different styles of beer.
"We have also seen more females getting into brewing and drinking more beer.
"I think it's growing from ciders, there are so many different flavours that people are transferring those ideas into beer itself."
Brewers Choice owner David Kitchen said home brew was becoming more popular for a number of reasons.
The brewing world record attempt will be held at Brewers Choice, 1/1236 Boundary Rd, Wacol on Saturday, July 21, at 2pm.
Brewers are asked to bring their fermenters, ingredients and a spoon, however supplies will be available on the day.
To register, visit www.trybooking.com/BOFJ