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Gwen Conley

Gwen Conley holds the position of director of quality at Cutwater Spirits here in San Diego. She is formerly the director of brewery production and quality assurance at Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA. Her path to the craft beer world included being a biology teacher, environmental chemist, microbiologist and flavor panel leader at Ball Corporation in Broomfield, CO. Prior to moving to beautiful San Diego, Conley was the quality assurance / sensory director at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD. She has a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a veteran judge at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. In addition, she is also an instructor for the American Brewer’s Guild.