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


12 of America’s Most Unique Brewery Tours

Interested in Civil War history? Have a passion for ghost hunting ? Here are some of the most unique brewery tours out there. Plan your next beercation and combine two of your passions. more»

Predicting 2016 Craft Beer Trends

When looking ahead to craft beer trends in 2016, I decided to get in touch with those most closely connected to today’s small brewers. Here are some sage words from leaders at a variety of the American state brewers guilds. more»

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»