Paul Gatza

Paul Gatza is the director of the Brewers Association (BA), a not-for-profit trade association whose purpose is to promote and protect American craft brewers and American craft beer and the community of brewing enthusiasts. Paul is a member of the association’s Brewpubs, Technical, Communications, Market Development, PR & Marketing and Government Affairs Committees. Paul’s origin in the beer community started when he took up homebrewing in 1990. He worked on the bottling line at Boulder Beer and would sneak over to the brewhouse when opportunity allowed. He owned a pair of homebrew supply shops in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado from 1994 to 1998. He served as director of the American Homebrewers Association for 7 years and is in his 17th year as Brewers Association director. Paul is ranked as a National Beer Judge by the Beer Judge Certification Program. Paul is also a former judge director of both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, before moving to the judge panels for these elite competitions.

  1. is at the BWC Consumer Packaged Goods Summit with chain beer buyers in Florida.
  2. 31 state brewers guilds here in Madison for BA’s 2017 Guilds Leadership Summit!
  3. In Madison, WI for the National Guilds Leadership Summit
  4. is at the Beer Institute annual meeting in San Diego.
  5. is in Denver at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.
  6. is in DC for Hill Climb, board meeting, SAVOR and for the beer..

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TTB Gets it Right on Formulas

We received great news out of the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In Ruling 2014-4, TTB has added over 30 new ingredients to a list that will be exempt from formula requirements going forward. Specific fruits and spices and listed other ingredients will no longer require the time and …More

BA Announces Lobbying Activities Percentage of 2013 Dues

Because the Brewers Association is involved in lobbying activities in Washington, DC, primarily on the excise tax bills in Congress, a percentage of member dues are not deductible as a business expense. For 2013, 18.4% of member dues were spent on lobbyin

Brewers Association Office Reopens

After a temporary closure due to flooding along the Front Range of Colorado, the Brewers Association office re-opened Tuesday morning, September 17 at 8 a.m.

Brewers Association Closed September 16

Due to widespread flooding in Boulder County, Colorado, the need to allow movement of emergency and reconstruction vehicles and a flood advisory that is in place until Tuesday morning, the Brewer Association office is closed Monday.

U.S. Brewery Count Passes 2500.

With the addition of 69 new operational U.S. breweries entered into our database in May 2013, the U.S. brewery count has now climbed to 2514.

2012 Supplemental Stats Now in BAMO

The Members Only area of (which we affectionately call BAMO in our acronym soup) houses a spreadsheet that supplements the May/June issue of The New Brewer. Check it out.

Brewers Association Job Announcement

As we expand our involvement in resources related to technical brewing research and member education, the Brewers Association is looking to hire a Technical Brewing Projects Assistant.