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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GABF Sells Out in 7 Days

Brewers Association staff used to count the number of days before the festival that the tickets sold out. Now we count the days from the moment tickets go on sale.

Optimism Growing for Restaurants

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IPAs Up 42% YTD

India pale ales continue to gain in share among craft brewed beer styles from America's craft brewers.

U.S. Beer Imports by Country 2010

2010 was a year in which some imports traded pricing for volume, allowing imports to grow again in 2010 after two negative growth years

Craft Beer Styles Update

There are some new data out on craft beer styles year-to-date sales in scanned channels. Here is the update.

Alcohol Energy Drinks Under Fire

Should alcohol energy drinks be banned? States are no longer waiting for the FDA to rule on the safety of alcohol energy drinks.

Best GABF Ever?

The 29th Great American Beer Festival is in the books. Was it the best ever?