Julia Herz is the former Craft Beer Program Director at the Brewers Association and Publisher of CraftBeer.com. She has been featured by Splendid Table, The Food Network's Unwrapped, CNBC’s Closing Bell, Good Morning America Live, and numerous other national media outlets. She also is a BJCP beer judge, Certified Cicerone(R), and homebrewer. She tweets about beer as @HerzMuses.
Gwen Conley spent years as the Director of Brewery Production and Quality at Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, California, one of the most highly regarded and award-winning breweries in the United States. She has also worked as Quality Assurance and Sensory Director at Flying Dog Brewery and as a Flavor Panel Leader for Ball Packaging Corporation. In a previous life, she was a microbiologist, environmental chemist, and biology teacher. She is a veteran judge at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and an instructor for the American Brewer’s Guild and the University of California, San Diego, Brewer’s Certificate Program. She tweets about beer as @SensoryGoddess.