Fresh Insights on Tap
On the eve of Homebrew Con, let’s gather the professional brewing industry together for some beers and a chance to hear midyear updates from industry experts Dr. Bart Watson, chief economist of the Brewers Association, Christopher Shepard of Beer Marketers Insights, and Mitch Steele of New Realm Brewing Co.
The program includes an update on the craft brewing industry data and trends, the latest information on the supply chain, and a post-event industry happy hour.
About the Speakers
Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, is a stats geek, beer lover, and Certified Cicerone®. He holds a Ph.D. 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.
Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS
Christopher Shepard is a senior editor of Craft Brew News and editor of Alcohol Issues Insights. Christopher is Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS' (BMI) resident homebrewer and beer geek, and a talented actor and theater director. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in theater, dance and English.
New Realm Brewing Co.
Mitch Steele is the brewmaster, chief operating officer, and co-founder of New Realm Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. A professional brewer for 34 years, Mitch has managed brewing operations and innovation for four different breweries including Anheuser-Busch, and Stone Brewing in San Diego County. Mitch is the author of Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, and in 2014, he was awarded the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing.