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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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

Craft Beer for a Cause: $73.4 Million of Good in 2016

American craft brewers are not just good at making amazing, flavorful beer—they are also great at using their beer as a force for good. Today there are more than 5,600 breweries entrenched in thousands of communities sharing this common theme. Craft brewers advance our country one community at a time. Craft …More

Independent Craft Brewer Seal Has Momentum

Update October 12, 2017: 2,375 brewing companies representing an estimated 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

Travelocity Debuts New Beer Tourism Index

Beercations Are Booming Beer tourism is a big deal. We estimate that in 2014, more than 10 million people toured small and independent craft breweries. That’s a lot of brewery tours. Just search “beercations” and you’ll …More