A Comparison of Nineteenth and Twenty-first Century Brewery Distribution within Cities

Authors: Richard Deal*, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Topics: Historical Geography, Wine
Keywords: Beer, breweries, spatial analysis
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: 8226, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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This paper looks at the distribution of breweries within several cities in the Northern and Midwestern United States. The breweries of each city will be mapped for several time periods. First it will be determined if brewery locations have become more clustered over this time period. It is hypothesized that breweries will be more clustered currently than in earlier time periods. Next, using historical census data the demographics of the neighborhoods with breweries will be compared to see how they have changed. It is hypothesized that the neighborhood characteristics will be very different, particularly with regards to the size of the immigrant population.

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