Julia Herz

Julia Herz is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and co-author of the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course. Julia 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

Decoding Flavor: Four Keys to Tasting

Julia Herz is on a flavor-finding journey and here to tell you that flavor is a fusion. We're taking a look at the four main taste reactions that collectively work in concert when we drink craft beer: smell, taste, sensation and experience. more»

The Shaker Pint

There are grumblings from deep within the craft beer movement centered around one of the fundamental beer vessels—the classic shaker pint. What are the concerns about this glass and are they warranted? more»

The Poetry of Esters

Julia Herz takes a look at the mystical world of esters, those fruity smelling metabolites created by yeast during fermentation that are perceived in the aroma and flavor of craft-brewed beer. more»

Musings On a Year of Craft Beer

Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association takes a look back through the Craft Beer Muses of 2011, sharing some of the trends and memories from the past year. more»

The Romance Behind Malt

Our very own Julia Herz was a lucky attendee of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.'s Brew Workshop last fall. She's here sharing about the romance of malted barley, the "glorious fermentable" behind craft beer. more»