Articles by Jon Urch

A conversation with economist Bart Watson

Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, when I met him in The Other Portland: “I’m glad [my numbers] make people a little nervous.” A few weeks ago I happened to be [Read more]

May 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Does craft beer growth matter?

A bubble about to burst? A cup that spilleth over? This picture tells a thousand words. Almost three weeks ago the Brewers Association reported what we had been expecting: in 2016 the rate of craft [Read more]

April 10, 2017 // 3 Comments

A visit to Santa Monica Brew Works

“What’s the local beer?” is a common question in bars.  But it’s rarely the foundation of a business plan. Except in the case of Santa Monica Brew Works, the first and – so far – only [Read more]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

An interview with Matthew Curtis

Don’t know quite why, but this shot is so very London to me. Taken from the spot I met Matthew Curtis, beer writer, near Bermondsey’s Brew By Numbers. A beer writer I’ve long [Read more]

February 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

A visit to Fremont Brewing Co.

Fremont Brewing Co.’s new Ballard brewery on a beautiful day. Picture, for a moment, the image that pops into your head when I say, “Founder of a craft brewery”. How about if I extrapolate: [Read more]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

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