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.

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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?

Restaurant Beer Sales Improving

After a rough time for restaurants during the recession, things are looking up as Technomic revised its forecast for 2010 alcohol sales in the on-premise.

Many, Many Interesting Beers

So much to taste and so little time! Brewers are bringing more and more interesting beers to events. The recently concluded SAVOR: A Craft Beer and Food Experience at the National Building Museum left me with several new impressions.

Too Many Craft SKUs?

The growth of craft brewers has led to a significant increase in the number of brands and SKUs on retail shelves. Are there too many?