Andy Sparhawk

Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's craft beer program coordinator, is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on CraftBeer.com.

Andy's Articles


“Fizzy, Yellow Beer” Is Not Your Enemy

Our zeal to support the revolution of craft beer—our bumper sticker phrases, rally cries and messaging—can end up confusing what is most important. The revolution is not defined by the elements of color and carbonation, it is far greater and more complex. more»

Andy’s Tips for the Perfect Kegerator

Serving kegs of beer at home sounds like a perfect scenario, but a kegerator is like a puppy: it has to be fed, walked and given a bath. Just kidding! But you get my point. Here are four things that are important to think about before welcoming a kegerator into your life. more»

Craft Beer By the Numbers

Andy Sparhawk takes a look at some of the common stats provided about a craft beer and helps you figure out exactly what they represent and how you can use them to order your next pint. more»