On this installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome back Bart Watson, chief economist of the Brewers Association. They are the largest trade organization representing the craft beer industry in the US. We discuss the craft beer landscape from 2020 and some of the effects of the pandemic. We also talk about how 2021 has started, what to look for moving forward this year, and much more!
Pictured above – Bart Watson of the Brewers Association.
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Bart returns to discuss what the landscape for craft beer looked like in 2020 now that we have more a full view of the year. Of course, the effects of the pandemic were strongly felt throughout the industry and we discuss that.
Also, we touch on the remarkable resilience that many in the industry have shown through these difficult times and chat about some of the ways they pivoted to adjust and remain afloat. Moving forward, we talk about some of the things we have seen thus far in 2021 and, additionally, some things to be on the lookout for as we go through the year.
Bart lets us know about the Brewers Association, the largest trade organization representing craft beer in the US. We chat about some of their programs, advocacy, and research. We go deeper into things in our podcast-only segment, “Another Show with NOLADrinks,” including more on the pandemic, “alternate” ingredients in beer, and more.
If you’re into beer, craft beer, or beer/alcohol economics, Bart is a great follow on Twitter!
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Cheers and Be Well, You All!