Julia Herz

Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, is a 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


Cicerone™ vs. Sommelier

As Julia Herz prepares for what is believed to be the first-ever Cicerone vs. Sommelier dinner, she shares her thoughts on what an amazingly powerful tool pairing really is. more»

Cicerones Are Experts at What?

A Cicerone is the beer world’s version of a wine Sommelier for experts who love and are passionate about beer. Find out what the Chicago Tribune had to say about the highly respected Cicerone Certification Program. more»

A Rally Cry from Craft Beer Muses

It's time to tell your regular food source media outlets that you want to read, hear and view more regular information about craft beer. more»