As a nationally-known home brewer, Phil Farrell has brewed or assisted in a batch at world-class breweries such as Sierra Nevada, Rogue (Issaquah and Newport), Wynkoop, Full Sail, Midnight Sun, Tugboat, Roots, Lunar, Buckhead, The Wrecking Bar, and 5 Seasons Brewing. His beers have won regional and national awards, including Gold medals at the National Homebrew Contest. In fact, Phil is the only homebrewer to win a Gold medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, besting all the commercial breweries in his category. As one of the top 10 ranked Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judges in the world, Phil judges beer at all the world’s most respected contests, including the Great American Beer Festival, The Great British Beer Festival, and the most prestigious beer competition in the world, The World Beer Cup. He currently serves as the Vice President of the BJCP and also serves on the Board of Governors for the American Homebrewers Association. In 2011, Phil won the Wynkoop Brewing Company Beerdrinker of the Year title at the state’s first brewpub, started by current Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper. After a long career in the USAF as a fighter pilot and instructor, seeing combat several times during his 28 years active duty and in the reserves, Phil worked as a commercial pilot for a major airline for over 30 years allowing him to travel to many of the world’s greatest beer cities. The simple fact is, Phil Farrell is the real deal – and the StillFire team is remarkably better for his inclusion.