The Brewers Association released our 2020 annual production report for the U.S. craft brewing industry on April 6. Even in a tough year, small and independent craft breweries made economic contributions by providing jobs and support in their communities. In this BA Collab Hour webinar, chief economist Bart Watson will present the big numbers for 2020, including the number of craft breweries in operation, barrelage they produced, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected total craft sales and market share. He’ll also discuss some early signs from 2021 and what we might expect going forward.
About the Speaker
Bart Watson, Chief Economist
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.