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


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»

Victory Brewing’s Faithful Fool Contest

From now until April 1, Victory Brewing Company is accepting entries into their Faithful Fool Contest. Get all the details and read Victory Founder, Bill Covaleski's first-hand example of being a Faithful Fool for his craft beer—a beverage he obviously believes in! more»