Tune in to a brand new episode of Fuhmentaboudit! as hosts Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme are on the line with Bart Watson, Chief Economist for the Brewers Association. As a stats geek, beer lover, and Certified Cicerone┬«, he holds a PhD 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. What are the influences that home brewers are having on professional brewers? Which styles of beer are poised to break out this year? ┬áIf you’ve ever wondered about the numbers behind your favorite brew, this episode is not to be missed!

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“Beverage manufacturing is one of the few areas that has grown manufacturing jobs in this country.” [24:00]

“Any town above a million has a brewery now: it’s incredible!” [28:30]

–Bart Watson on Fuhmentaboudit!