Bart Watson

Chief Economist

Brewers Association

Bart Watson (he/him) is the chief economist at the Brewers Association (BA), a position he has held since 2013. Prior to his position with the BA, he was a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where, in addition to his dissertation, he completed a comprehensive survey of Bay Area breweries one pint at a time. Bart is a statistics geek, beer lover, and Certified Cicerone.