Publications by and with The Beer Professor

Interviews and Press

In this piece published in CityLab on August 15, 2017, Richard Florida cites the paper that Isabelle Nilsson, Matt Lehnert, and myself had published in The Professional Geographer. The paper looked at the geographic clustering of craft breweries across ten American cities.

I was interviewed by John Paul Breslin of the Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post about interest in craft beer. You can read the story, which was published online on June 7 2017, here.

In this story (February 2017) written by James Watkins of OZY Magazine I share my thoughts on the impact of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. You can read the story here.

Here in the UT News (October 2016) I am interviewed about my doctoral student Mike Moore whose doctoral research on the spatial dynamics of the American craft beer industry was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34. You can read this story here.

In this interview with Tony Geftos of 13abc News I talk about the life and work of my doctoral studemt Mike Moore. You can read this story here.

My work with Jay Gatrell on the economic development potential of craft beer is mentioned in a March 2016 piece on the Top 10 Trends Impacting Downtown Revitalization by John Karras. You can read John’s piece here.

Here I am interviewed by The University of Toledo’s Vince Diguglielmo about the American craft beer industry. This interview occurred in November 2015. You can watch the interview here.

In this story (October 2015) with Rick Armon of the Akron Beacon Journal I share my thoughts on the proposed acquisition of SABMiller by ABInBev. You can read Rick’s story here.

In this interview (June 2015) with Bob Cunningham of the Toledo Blade I ponder the future growth prospects of America’s craft beer industry. To read the interview click here.


Reid, Neil, Margaret M. Gripshover, and Thomas L. Bell. 2017. Craft breweries and adaptive reuse – The use and reuse of space and language, In Stanley D. Brunn (ed.), The Changing World Language Map, Dordrect: Springer (forthcoming).

Reid, Neil and Jay D. Gatrell. 2017.  Craft breweries, neolocalism, and local economic development,  Polymath (forthcoming).

Nilsson, Isabelle, Neil Reid, and Matthew Lehnert. 2018. Geographic patterns of craft breweries at the intra-metropolitan scale, The Professional Geographer, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp. 114-225.

Gatrell, Jay, Neil Reid, and Thomas S. Steiger. 2017. Branding spaces: Place, region, sustainability and the American craft beer industry. Applied Geography (forthcoming).

Reid, Neil and Jay D. Gatrell. 2017. Creativity, community, & Growth: A Social Geography of Urban Craft Beer, REGION, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 31–49.

McLaughlin, Ralph B. Neil Reid, and Michael S. Moore. 2016. Inter-metropolitan location patterns of commercial craft brewing in the United States. Studies in Regional Science, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp. 15-129.

Moore, Michael S., Neil Reid, and Ralph B. McLaughlin. 2016. The Locational Determinants of Microbreweries and Brewpubs in the United States. In Ignazio Cabras, David Higgins, and David Preece (eds.), Beer, Brewing and Pubs: A Global Perspective, Palgrave McMillan, pp. 182-204.

Reid, Neil and Jay D. Gatrell. 2015. Brewing Growth: Regional Craft Breweries and Emerging Economic Development Opportunities. Economic Development Journal, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp. 4-12.

Reid, Neil. 2015. Review of ‘The audacity of hops: The history of America’s craft beer revolution’ by Tom Acitelli. Economic Development Quarterly, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 93-94.

Reid, Neil, Ralph B. McLaughlin, and Michael S. Moore. 2014. From yellow fizz to big biz: American craft beer comes of age. FOCUS on Geography, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp. 114-125.

McLaughlin, Ralph B., Neil Reid, and Michael S. Moore. 2014. The ubiquity of good taste: A spatial analysis of the craft brewing industry in the United States. In Mark W. Patterson and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen (editors), The Geography of Beer, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 131-154.

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