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

Pray for Beer

Beer has been around for centuries. So how did we end up with this wonderful beverage, more importantly, who do we thank? Answer: It was a gift from the gods. more»

Congress Toasts American Craft Brewers

Yesterday, congress recognized small and independent craft brewers for their community citizenship, contribution to the American job market and, of course, for their passionate creation of fuller-flavored ales and lagers. more»