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Patrick Schmitz, founder

We aren't sure how we didn’t put it together years ago: Patrick was destined to be a Draft Technician. A love for beer combined with the gift of tinkering, he has the perfect duo of skills for the job. 

Patrick attended the Micro Matic Dispense Institute to complete the Advanced Draft Training Course. The course covered all of the key elements of draft beer systems in classroom and lab forms. After learning the details about his new trade and enjoying a test pour of the days' hard work, the appreciation for a proper draft beer took over. 

During his time off, Patrick enjoys taking drives with his family in his Jeep Rubicon. He can also be found in the shop creating something out of wood. 

Patrick and the Tap Works NW staff are committed to providing quality and consistent tap cleaning services that will ensure that thirsty guests return to a draft beer worth drinking.

Patrick's Picks:

  • Favorite Beer Style: IPA

  • Latest Greatest Brew: Hop Valley Brewing Co., Alphadelic IPA (ABV 7.2%, IBU 90)

  • Old Standby: Alaska Brewing Co., Hopothermia (ABV 8.5%, IBU 70)