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Bart Watson
Works at Brewers Association
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Louisville, CO
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My latest blog post - hoping United and American will catch up with the times soon!

http://www.brewersassociation.org/insights/airlines-serving-craft-beer/
Why are more and more airlines serving craft beer? The parallels between craft beer drinker demographics and airline passenger demographics are undeniable.
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A new blog post about why growth in craft hasn't weakened the importance of being independent:
Some people have suggested that the importance of brewery independence has weakened with the growth of the craft industry. Here's why Bart Watson disagrees.
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Why do some states have so many GABF medal winners?
Why do California and Colorado have so many GABF medal winners?
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Microbrewery tap rooms are the hottest business model in brewing. Here's why I think it's happening and why it matters.
Since July of 2012, the U.S. has seen a net rise of 737 microbreweries. This post explores the rise of a particular model: the microbrewery tap room.
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New blog post on how craft brewers drive volume growth.
Since 2009, states with the strongest craft beer industries have on average gained beer volume, versus the vast majority of states, which have lost volume.
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How many breweries can the US take?
How many breweries can the US take. The short answer from comparative data? A lot more.
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Can craft help drive beer industry volume growth?
Craft is often been seen as a net drag on overall beer volume, but new evidence suggests that craft beer is key to U.S. beer industry growth.
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A new blog post on how local, independent brewers can differentiate themselves in an era of increased competition.
How can craft brewers continue to differentiate themselves? Here are a few suggestions that go beyond making great beer (a prerequisite these days).
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New blog post on why craft brewery closings don't signal problems in the industry, and why I think the industry is actually healthier than ever.
Although craft brewery closings may grab headlines, closings signal competition, not problems, and the industry is healthier than ever. Here's why.
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52.9 million Americans now live in a zip code area with a brewery. That is likely the most ever.
This article looks at where craft breweries are located by population. 52.9 million Americans now live in a zip code area with a local brewery.
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I've been hearing the idea that more craft beer choices are bad for beer lovers. Here's why I think that is wrong.
Some have argued that there are too many craft beer choices these days. Nonsense. Here's why the increasing number of choices is only a good thing.
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The pumpkin beers are coming! Will that be enough for seasonals to catch IPAs this fall?
IPAs are the new king of craft. Will seasonals/pumpkin beers ever retake the throne?
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Education
  • Stanford University
    Political Science and Economics, 1999 - 2003
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Political Economy, 2003 - 2011
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  • Brewers Association
    Chief Economist, 2013 - present
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