John Harris has been involved in the craft brewing industry for 30 years. In 2013, John opened Ecliptic Brewing in Portland, Oregon 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 a past President of the MBAA district NW. He served on the Oregon Brewers Guild Board. 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. When not running his business you might find him playing washboard or staring at the stars with his telescope.