What Homebrewing Teaches Us and What Betsy Lay Is Teaching Others

October 26, 2023

In this Zymurgy Live webinar, American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) member and Lady Justice co-founder and owner Betsy Lay talks homebrewing, how it teaches us, and what Betsy is teaching others. In a discussion with AHA executive director Julia Herz, Betsy shares her homebrewing journey, special recipes and techniques, the difference between brewing at home and on a commercial system, why she LOVES brewing English-Style Bitter, and more.

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Event Details

  • Date: October 26, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM MT - 4:00 PM MT

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About the Speakers

Betsy Lay

Betsy Lay, Co-Founder and Owner

Lady Justice Brewing

Betsy Lay is the co-founder and owner of the social enterprise Lady Justice Brewing in Aurora, Colorado. She holds a certificate from the Siebel Institute of Technology's Concise Course in Brewing Technology and also earned a Master's in Theological Studies from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. In her time off from the brewery, Betsy can be found with a good whiskey, a good book, and a good dog.

Julia Herz

Julia Herz, American Homebrewers Association, Executive Director


Julia Herz is executive director of the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA)—the nation's largest hobbyist not-for-profit organization for homebrewers and fermented beverages. Julia is a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Certified beer judge, Advanced Cicerone®, medal-winning homebrewer, and experienced zymurgist who has been making beer, mead, and fermented foods since 1994. Julia is the co-author of Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros (Voyager Press, 2015), the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, and co-host of the Sense of Beer Style Show.