Bart Watson is one of the bigger beer brainiacs in the brewing industry. As the economist for the Brewers Association, which represents craft brewers (like you), Watson is constantly dropping science and stats for members and the public alike. In the video above, Watson details his five top reasons why you should attend the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in Washington, D.C., April 10-13. Networking, education, inspiration, an enormous commercial brewing-focused trade show floor and Watson’s excellent state of the industry. Did we mention the 10 brewery tours, an event at the Smithsonian, rad concerts and tons of rare beer and parties all over town? Well, now we did. We’ll definitely be there. Catch up with us for a beer.