"The Fermentation" (Phil) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I began drinking beer before I can legally admit to it, but didn't get the palette for a good beer until the summer of 2002. The 1st micro-beer I ever had was Young's Chocolate Stout; and I thought it was gross. While I have matured since then im still not a huge fan of stouts. I am an avid home-brewer, and love experimenting with different types of ingredients to push my beer to the limits. My palette is geared more towards Ales, inparticular IPA's. I am a true Hop-Head at heart, and an avid HomeBrewer!