Karna Murphy has joined the Brewers Association to manage its vast collection of documents and images, a task previously spearheaded by BA President Charlie Papazian, who retired in January.
“We have 40 years of documented history that I’m working to make accessible to our members,” said Murphy at the time of the announcement. “I hope, with my stewardship, that the archive can serve as a celebration of the way craft brewing businesses continue to unite us in our shared passion for a well-crafted beer.”
The many thousands of pieces in the collection provide institutional knowledge, perspective, and historical context to the craft brew industry. “Actively preserving Brewers Association historical material will benefit our members by strengthening our collective memory to inform our present moment and future,” added Murphy.