Craft Beer Reviving the Economy

By Andy Sparhawk

Brewers Association Craft Beer Program director and publisher of, Julia Herz visited CNBC’s Closing Bell to talk about the excitement surrounding craft beer from America’s small and independent brewers and how these main street businesses are helping the economy. Craft breweries featured in the clip include:

  • Breakside Brewery | Portland, OR
  • Four Peaks Brewery | Tempe, AZ
  • NOLA Brewing | New Orleans, LA
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Houston, TX
  • Starr Hill Brewery | Crozet, VA

Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's craft beer program coordinator, is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on

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