Julia Herz

Julia is craft beer program director at the Brewers Association and publisher of CraftBeer.com. In her role at the BA she serves as an educator and as a spokesperson for the association. Follow her beer adventures on Twitter @HerzMuses.

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Practicing Responsible Appreciation

Promoting responsible appreciation should be a daily goal and a priority for everyone in the alcohol beverage industry. How do you address this goal?

Thank You, Charlie

Charlie Papazian will be leaving the Brewers Association on January 23, 2019. Throughout his career, he has had a profound impact on beer.

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,” …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