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

Andy's Articles

Yes, You CAN Pair Craft Beer with Dessert

Despite how far the American palate has come in appreciating and recognizing craft beer as a beverage worthy of being served with all types of dishes, when it comes to dessert, it is still often sweeter wines or liqueurs that are suggested. Andy Sparhawk is here to help you find your way off of the deserted island of dessert and beer pairing more»

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Craft Beer

Happy New Year!–Chinese New Year that is. The year of the Red Fire Monkey started February 4 and the Chinese New Year will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 8. If you’re a hardcore craft beer enthusiast, like me, you owe it more»

Iron Horse Brewery’s Dream for Craft Beer

As an African American woman in the brewing industry, Iron Horse Brewery's Connie Morgan takes a look at statistics within her brewery's own fan base as well as craft beer as a whole and asks why there's not a bigger minority presence in the industry. more»