Insights & Analysis

Learn about craft brewery trends, including beer styles, packaging, brewery business models, demographics, and more from the craft brewing industry’s top economist, Dr. Bart Watson.

State Craft Brewery Growth Trends

The new 2018 state-by-state craft brewer statistics have been published on the website. BA chief economist Bart Watson outlines what these numbers reflect and highlights a few trends in the data.

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.