Today is the 55th birthday of Julia Herz, who until the pandemic was the craft beer program director for the Brewers Association, but more recently was named executive director of the American Homebrewers Association. She worked for big media like CNN before turning her attention to craft beer in 2007, when she joined the organization. Julia was an awesome addition to the BA and was an integral part of its growth and the positive attention that beer is starting to get from the media at large, plus she’s a pleasure to work with. Join me in wishing Julia a very happy birthday.
Hawking the media at GABF in 2008.
Peace, Julia, peace.
Julia with Erin Fay Glass at CBC in San Francisco in 2011.
The BA staff photo from the World Beer Cup dinner in Chicago in 2010. Julia’s near the center in the front row, just to the right of Charlie Papazian (in the tuxedo).