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Phil Kees

Phil Kees


My current passion or focus:

To always be improving our process and recipe development.

Past lives:

Drunken Monk


Disc golf, coaching baseball, fishing

Why I brew/distill:

I want to fulfill my passion for the industry

Why I teach at BDC:

To give students the tools and knowledge they need to start a career in the beer business.

Favorite brewing/distilled related topic:

It’s always changing but for the moment it’s fermentation and it’s timing


Brewing & Distilling Center certificate, Micromatic Dispense Institute Certificate, OSHA Forklift Certificate



Gatlinburg Brewing Company
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