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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BA Announces Lobbying Activities as a Percentage of 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 2011, 23% of member dues were spent on lobbying

Scotch in a Can Raises Questions

The FTC recently reached an agreement with an flavored malt beverage company to require that certain beverages must be resealable. What will be the regulatory reaction to liquor in a can?

Craft Wins Key July Scan Period

Craft sales volume continues to accelerate in the key July 4th scan month on a slight price increase from last year.