• Why Bart Watson, the BA's Chief Economist, Keeps a Lot of Wine Around the House

    7 days ago - By Vine Pair

    Bart Watson, Ph.D., is a beacon for those of us who love beer and analytics in equal measure. (We exist, and we are all over the internet.) The Brewers Association's chief economist analyzes economic data, statistics, and market research to distill beer industry intel and predict trends.
    What does that mean, exactly? Well, Watson is the mastermind behind this mesmerizing animation that plots all U.S. brewery openings, by month, on a map, from 1900 to present day. It's an incredibly effective visualization, and a helluva lot more impactful than staring at rows of numbers in an Excel...
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