About The Brew Master

Head Brewer, Mike Smith, is a native of State College. Shortly after earning a bachelor's degree from Penn State, Mike began brewing at home, developing a passion for hand crafted beers. It soon became evident to Mike that brewing was going to play a much larger role in his life than being just a hobby.
He enrolled in and graduated from the American Brewer's Guild's Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program. After graduation, Mike started an internship at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery which turned into a full-time brewer's position. After two and a half years at Dogfish Head, Mike accepted an offer from the Ithaca Beer Company where he brewed with their team for three years.

In early 2010 Mike learned about the opportunity to add a brewpub to The Gamble Mill. After looking into all of the details, he soon realized that this was the opportunity that he had been working towards. Mike is thrilled to bring his family and the skills that he has developed over the years back to the community that has given him so much.