The craft beer scene in New Orleans has expanded rapidly since 2013. Four years ago Abita and NOLA were the main shows in town, but now we boast an array of excellent breweries and bottle shops all across the city. Access to good beer has also increased as distributors purchase a wider number of brews from Louisiana and beyond. As an avid home-brewer and past president of the Crescent City Homebrewers (2016), Chris has been excited to watch the many changes and developments taking place in this marketplace. While he is happy to keep beer production as a hobby, he is fascinated by the complex competitive and regulatory environment in which brewers currently operate and maintains contact with a number of local producers, marketers, and lobbyists.