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

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»

Beer Stats You Should Know

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»

The Most Random Craft Beer Gifts Ever

If you know someone who already has a closet full of brewery shirts, and can’t seem to cram another shaker pint in their cupboard, check out this list of brewery merch exclusively from the "miscellaneous" categories of your favorite small and independent craft brewers. more»