Beer Birthday: Luke Nicholas

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Today is also the 43rd birthday of Luke Nicholas, founder/brewer of Epic Brewing in New Zealand. Luke brewed for many years in New Zealand before striking out on his own, and also lived in the States for a spell working for RealBeer.com and became fond of hoppy beers. As a result, his beers are some of the hoppiest in New Zealand. He also started a real beer website just for New Zealand, RealBeer.co.nz and was instrumental in starting a Brewers Guild of NZ. Luke was kind enough to show me around the beer scene in Auckland when I was there with my family a few years ago, and we run into one another at beer events surprisingly often. He’s a great beer ambassador not just for his native country, but for great beer everywhere. You can also read about his exploits online at Luke’s Beer. Join me in wishing Luke a very happy birthday.

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Me and Luke outside 21st Amendment during a visit to our shores.

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And at the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago.

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With Stephen Beaumont at CBC in Washington, DC last year.

Comments

  1. AJ says

    I had the pleasure of meeting Luke a couple months back. His beers were amazing and he was a really nice guy. Happy birthday Luke!

  2. says

    Cheers Jay, for the Birthday wishes.

    Will in see you in San Francisco the week before WBC/CBC in San Diego

    As for you Neil, not a surprising comment. You know I only have two Tshirts, and they both feature in the above pictures.

    Thanks AJ.

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