Erich Phillips is a self-starter and entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas, in the US. After many rewarding years working for non-profit organisations, he and his wife, Dana, began their expatriate lives 10 years ago in China.
It was in Ningbo, in east China’s Zhejiang province where he built a community centre and restaurant to help bridge the culture gap between the East and the West.
After moving to Cambodia, Phillips quickly found likeminded friends and started the first distributing craft brewery in the Kingdom.
Phillips believes in the “Third Place”, which is where we go after work or outside of our home. It’s the place where everyone knows your name.
“Working in the food and beverage industry has been enjoyable, and the most rewarding aspect has been in the creation of a community,” he says.
In addition to starting a brewery, Phillips also established the Craft Brewer’s Association of Cambodia, Botanico Restaurant, and Craft Beer Garden on St 144. Philipps is also the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia.
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