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


Happy Father’s Day from CraftBeer.com

We certainly hope you'll be toasting the dads in your life with an American craft beer this Father's Day, but these patriarchal-themed beers will make for an extra special salute! Here are seven beers brewed with dads in mind and a short description provided by each brewery. more»

RIP Brooklyn Monster Ale

Brooklyn Brewery announced that they will no longer be brewing their Monster Ale Barley Wine named after the beloved brewery cat. While the beer is no longer in production, it's 10.3% ABV makes it a perfect candidate to age and enjoy later. more»

Three Pairing Tips from Chef Adam Dulye

Chef Adam Dulye, the culinary consultant for the Brewers Association, shares three quick tips to keep in mind when pairing craft beer and food. Dulye recently had the monumental task of creating more than 150 pairings for SAVORSM: An American Beer & Food Experience. more»

The Draught Beer Circle of Life

By hook or crook, the craft beer industry is losing kegs at a rate 5-6 percent per year. In 2011, the cost of lost kegs to craft brewers was estimated to be between $5 - $15 million. Find out how you can help reconnect lost kegs to their rightful owners by using KegReturn.com. more»