Brewers Association Office Reopens

The Brewers Association office closure from the floods lifted on September 17 at 8 a.m. The BA office made it through the flooding in Boulder in great condition, but was closed on Monday to allow better access to the area for emergency, cleanup and repair vehicles.

Our thoughts remain with the brewery employees on the Front Range that have been affected at business or at home. The damage and disruption has been widespread and continues with many roads inaccessible or closed, as well as flooding that extends well out onto the plains.

The Brewers Association office is open and ready to assist our members.


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 15th year as BA 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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