Today is the 56th (I think) birthday of Phil Markowski. Markowski started his career with New England Brewing in Norwalk, Connecticut, but made a name for himself at Southampton Publick House on Long Island. In 2012, he moved back to Connecticut and opened his own place in Stamford, Two Roads Brewing. Phil’s an amazing brewer and even wrote the book on Farmhouse Ales. Back in 2008, Phil was also involved in reformulating Primo when it was launched again by Pabst. I first met Phil during my Celebrator days, have run into him more recently since. He’s a rock star brewer that couldn’t be more low key. Join me in wishing Phil a very happy birthday.
A promotional shot by the brewery.
This gem is from the Connecticut & Rhode Island Beverage Journal. “A 1990 newspaper clipping highlights Markowski’s early work (shown with Ron Page, now Brewmaster of City Steam in Hartford) at New England Brewing Company in Norwalk.”