Phil Markowski has been a professional craft brewer since 1989. Phil helped start and operate several breweries including New England Brewing, Southampton Publick House, and Two Roads Brewing Company, which he has been with since 2011 and where he serves as master brewer. Phil was awarded the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing in 2003. He is the author of Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition, considered the definitive text on the Saison and Biere de Garde styles.
Phil has embraced a second career in distilling as head distiller for Two Roads Distilling Company. To date they have distilled gin, vodka, rum, single malt whiskey, bourbon and a number of whiskies made from Two Roads beers, most of which are patiently aging in a makeshift rickhouse in a secret location on the Two Roads Campus.