Bart Watson

Bart Watson, Chief Economist for the Brewers Association, is a stats geek, beer lover, and Certified Cicerone®. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where in addition to his dissertation, he completed a comprehensive survey of Bay Area brewpubs one pint at a time. You can follow him on Twitter @BrewersStats.

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Cannabis and the Beer Industry

There is currently no evidence that marijuana legalization has had a clear effect in a singular direction on beer sales. See the evidence from Bart Watson.

Brewery Growth is Both Urban and Rural

Although the number of breweries in rural areas has increased in recent years, it is more about the growth in the number of breweries overall than population.

2018 GABF Medal Winners Analyzed

It’s time for the annual Great American Beer Festival medal recap! Take a look at the breakdown of the 2018 GABF medal winners by state, geographic region, and size.

What Are you Making Beyond Beer?

As the brewing market has gotten more crowded, more and more Brewers Association members are producing products outside of just beer. In order to make sure that we’re providing our members with the best technical …More