John Harris has been involved in the craft brewing industry for 35 years. In 2013, John opened Ecliptic Brewing in Portland, Ore where he is the Brewmaster / Owner. He started his career as a brewer at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewpub in 1986. He left to become the founding Brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery in 1988 and then went on to serve as a Brewmaster at Full Sail Brewing in 1992. John was the first Craft Brewer Member of the MBAA National Technical Committee and is a past President of the MBAA District NW. He served on the Oregon Brewers Guild Board for many years and is a Past President. John’s awards are numerous. Gold medals at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival he also received the Brewers Association Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing in 2001. After 20 years at Full Sail John left to open Ecliptic Brewing in 2013, a Production Brewery and Restaurant in Portland Oregon.
When not running his business, you might find him playing washboard or staring at the stars with his telescope. Cheers to his Wife Jane and Daughters Fiona and Maeve.
September 27th, 2021 | 59 mins 34 secs
What it means, where it came from, and how it's made.