Phil joined Hong Kong Beer Co as Head Brewer in November 2019, fresh off a six-year stint as Head Brewer at Budnamu Brewery in Gangneung, South Korea. Prior to Budnamu, Phil was the Brewpub Head Brewer with Goose Island in Seoul, Korea, having worked his way up the craft beer ladder with intense apprenticeships at Riverside Brewing Company and 4 Pines.
Phil hails from Newcastle, Australia - just north of Sydney - where he obtained his Diploma in Brewing from the gold-standard Institute of Brewing & Distilling as well as a chemical engineering degree from the prestigious University of New South Wales. Phil embodies the spirit of craft brewers who put community first. In Seoul, Phil designed brewing courses and was an instructor for five years at Susubori Academy, teaching the next generation of Korean brewers the ins and outs of the brewing process and industry. And in Hong Kong, Phil has presented at conferences, taught at universities, led brewery tours, and been integral to the success of HKBC's craft beer tasting series, passionately sharing his decades of beer knowledge with large audiences of craft beer enthusiasts.
At Hong Kong Beer Co, Phil has streamlined our brewery, innovated our beer program, and supervised the professional development of our talented brewers.
MEET OUR BREW TEAM
Hong Kong Beer Co is brewing incredible beers thanks to our amazing brew team who have over 60 years of combined brewing experience and share a passion for excellence in craft beer. Read on to meet our incredible brew team!