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


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»

What’s Real Ale? We cAsked Expert Steven Marsh

With more than 600 casks, Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore, Md., may be one of the most ardent supporters of cask beer. The brewery even has a resident Captain of Firkins, Steven Marsh, who we asked to explain real ale for the beer beginner and elaborate on the cask program at Heavy Seas. more»