Koen Hugelier was born in 1976 and studied Medical and Pharmaceutical laboratory technology at the University College Ghent and University College West-Flanders. Afterwards he worked for ten years at the laboratory of University Ghent. In 2006 he ended his laboratory work to become an entertainer. During a Zythology course at Syntra West he got a taste for brewing. He became a passionate beer lover and hobby brewer. Now he teaches ‘Knowledge of beverages and Foodpairing’ at Syntra West. In 2013 he became the brewer of ‘Brouwerij Kazematten’ in Ypres.