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»