1st Edition

Craft Breweries and Cities Perspectives from the Field

Edited By Julie Wartell, Vince Vasquez Copyright 2023
    164 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book brings together a diverse collection of case studies, perspectives, and research to explore how craft breweries have interacted with cities and neighborhoods in meaningful ways.

    It provides a deeper understanding of the important issues facing neighborhoods, city government, and breweries, such as economic development, race and equity, crime, and sustainability. It demonstrates how craft breweries are meaningful contributors and participants in addressing these critical challenges. Written in an accessible style, this book contains contributions from a diverse array of research and professional backgrounds and personal perspectives. It allows readers to increase the dialogue across disciplines and build an evidence base regarding the interaction between communities and craft breweries.

    This book appeals to undergraduate and graduate students as well as policy makers and industry professionals, working in urban studies, planning, public policy, business administration, economic development, and the craft brewery industry.

    Section I: Overview

    1. Bart Watson – Craft Brewery Geography & Demography Trends: A Primer
    2. Section II: Neighborhoods and the Urban Economy

    3. Neil Reid – Craft Breweries as Neighborhood Assets: Adaptive Reuse, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Third Places
    4. Vince Vasquez – The regional impact of craft breweries: local workforce development and economic growth
    5. Gail Williams & Steve Shapiro – Beer Cities and Ale Trails: Patterns and Practices in Craft Beer Tourism
    6. Section III: Issues Facing Breweries & Cities

    7. Anna Domaradzka – Craft Breweries and Gentrification
    8. Omar Passons – Race and Equity in Beer: Complexities in economics and community
    9. Julie Wartell – Craft Breweries and Crime: Not all alcohol establishments are created equally
    10. Joseph LeRoy – Craft Breweries & Sustainability: Civic Solutions Through Leadership & Innovation
    11. Section IV: Case Studies

    12. Josh Newton & Greg Koch – Building Stone Brewing
    13. Russ Gibbon – Municipal Regulatory Reform for Beer Industry Growth: A City’s Experience
    14. Kevin Ham – Craft Breweries and the City of Vista: Cultivating industry growth from within municipal government
    15. Dustin Hauck – Designing and Building a Brewery: Zoning and planning laws and restrictions


    Julie Wartell is Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of California, San Diego and an independent advisor to governmental agencies and communities relating to analyzing crime problems, neighborhood safety, and the geography and economics of breweries. Julie currently teaches "GIS for Urban and Community Planning," "Craft Breweries and the Urban Economy," "Crime Prevention through Environmental Design," and "Crime Analysis Research Methods," and her research, training, and writing have been used in communities around the world. Julie has a master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University as well as a postgraduate diploma in applied criminology and police management from the University of Cambridge. In her spare time, Julie also runs PubQuest, a brewery mapping company.

    Vince Vasquez is the executive director of the Policycraft Institute, an independent economic and public policy think tank based in Carlsbad, California. Vince has more than 18 years of experience in public policy research and analysis and has authored six studies on the craft brewing industry in San Diego County. Vince specializes in state and regional economic and workforce research, political analysis, and geographic information systems. Currently, Vince serves as the Director of Government Relations for National University, a non-profit, veteran-founded university based in San Diego, California, and has been affiliated with the University since 2009. Vince has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's in business administration from National University.