Mike Gerhart

Senior Advisor, Technical Services, First Key Consulting

Mike is an accomplished Master Brewer and Operations leader in the brewing industry. He has a strong reputation working with breweries such as Hill Farmstead, Dogfish Head, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, and Coors. Most recently Mike was the Chief Operating Officer at Hill Farmstead Brewery where they consecutively earned the distinction of Best Brewery in the World by RateBeer.com during his tenure. At First Key, Mike works with breweries on quality and process optimization including developing reporting metrics, SOPs, employee optimization initiatives, streamlined retail operations and world-class customer service. Mike works with start-up brewery clients for equipment sourcing and installation, operational procedures, product innovation and the implementation of training programs. Mike obtained his formal brewing education from VLB Berlin.