Karen Hertz

Holidaily Brewing Company — Chief Brewista and Founder

Karen W. Hertz is the founder of Holidaily Brewing Company. In her early 30’s, Karen survived both melanoma and thyroid cancers, leading to a treatment regimen including a gluten-free diet. After adopting a diet without gluten, Karen utilized her MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver and 15 years of beer industry experience to create the nation’s largest gluten-free brewery, Holidaily Brewing Company.

Since opening the brewery in 2016, Holidaily has grown over 1500%. After years of exponential growth in Colorado, Holidaily has expanded distribution throughout nine states in the western United States.

Holidaily’s success has garnered recognition from Bon Appetit Magazine, Gluten-free Living Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Today, Popsugar and more. The brewery has won hardware in three of the last four Great American Beer Festivals and World Beer Cup. The brewery was recognized as “Colorado’s Craft Brewery of the Year” as well as “Colorado’s Woman Owned Business of the Year”.

Outside of her role as Chief Brewista, Karen enjoys living in Golden, Colorado with her husband and twin daughters and taking advantage of all that the Colorado outdoors have to offer.

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