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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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 to spotlight craft brewers as part of our food culture.  Smithsonian Food History Gala This historic event …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

Embracing Diversity in the Beer Biz

The question of diversity in beer comes up again and again. Admittedly, it’s not an easy topic to navigate, both factually and emotionally. With the groups under the diversity umbrella representing multiple factions including ethnicity, …More