Julia Herz

Julia Herz is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, co-author of the free CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, as well co-author of Beer Pairing (Voyageur Press). She is a life-long homebrewer, BJCP beer judge and Certified Cicerone®. Despite her extensive experience, she will always consider herself a beer beginner on an unending journey to learn more about craft beer.

Julia's Articles

Pumpkin Beers: Why People Love—and Love to Hate—Them

Pumpkin beer is loved so much that in the month of October it rivals the popularity of India pale ale—the top-selling craft beer style in supermarkets in America. What’s most surprising about this little style that could is that beer lovers take an emotional stand for or against it, but why? more»

Weighing in on Women and Beer

Julia Herz weighs in on the topic of women and beer, particularly sexism in beer advertising, which she feels is isolated to just a few offenders. "Even one sexist label or logo dilutes the integrity of our beloved beverage." more»

Coming Clean about Dirty Beer Glassware

It’s great that we are finally getting the culinary world to pour beer into an actual glass—thank goodness—but now we have the issue of remnant-riddled glassware. Find out what the bubbles in your beer are trying to tell you. more»

Birth of a Hop

It takes about ten years (on average) to develop each new hop variety—thus the less than two hundred worldwide varieties today. See just what it takes to bring a new hop to life in, "The Birth of a Hop." more»