Julia Herz

Julia is craft beer program director at the Brewers Association and publisher of CraftBeer.com. She is a homebrewer, a BJCP beer judge, Certified Cicerone®, co-author of the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course and co-author of Beer Pairing (Voyageur Press). In her role at the BA she serves as an educator and as a spokesperson for the association.

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The Great American Beer Festival® Haze Craze

Earlier this year, a trio of juicy or hazy styles were formally incorporated into the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines. The 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) marks the first time “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale,” and “Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale …More

The Importance of Defining Small and Independent

American Craft Beer Week (May 14-20, 2018) is upon us. For the past 13 years, the Brewers Association Craft Beer Program has organized a national celebration dedicated to highlighting our small and independent craft brewers. …More

Independent Brewer Milestone: 3,000 Sign for the Seal

In less than eight months, more than 3,000 craft brewing companies—representing more than 6,000 craft brewing locations in the U.S.—have signed on to use the independent craft brewer seal. Simply amazing! Reaching this milestone is …More

Smithsonian Food History Weekend Showcases Craft Brewers

Craft brewers and their amazing contributions to American history were on display, front and center, during the Smithsonian Food History Weekend in October. Hosted at the National Museum of American History, two specific events served …More

Independent Craft Brewer Seal Has Momentum

Update February 24, 2018: 3,033 brewing companies representing more than 75% of U.S. craft brewer volume have signed on! Since its release on June 27, the Brewers Association’s (BA) new independent craft brewer seal is garnering …More