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Alex Chafe

I am lucky. My love for beer developed at the perfect time. I was starting a new career that involved travel to California and Europe where I —literally— got a taste of the worldwide craft beer explosion through citrusy, bitter American beers and bubblegummy, dry Belgian ales. I began home brewing in 2009, frustrated by Newfoundland’s craft beer inadequacy.  My interests have changed over the years, shifting from experimenta,l high alcohol, crazy malt and hop-bombs, to a focus on tweaking techniques and recipes. My goal: make better beer. 

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Favorite Breweries:  3 Floyds, Stone, Orval
Favorite Beers: Alpha King, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Orval Trappist Ale

Matt Dicks

Having lived for several years in Houston, Texas with an inspirational home-brewer-turned-pro-brewer (go Sigma!) I was regularly provided with a guided tour of some of the best beers in the country.  Returning to Newfoundland in 2012, I was confronted with the harsh reality that the variety of quality craft beers in the province was not up to snuff. I began homebrewing not long after in an attempt to clone my favourite beers and share them with friends and family.

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Favorite Breweries: StoneBrouwerij HuygheBrewdogEvil Twin
Favorite Beers: Arrogant Bastard AleDelirium Tremens
Punk IPAMolotov Cocktail

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Russell White

certifiedciceronebugsilverAfter learning to love good beer during a trip to Colorado, I began to brew in the summer of 2013. Since then I've read and learned everything about the process of brewing that I can get my hands on. While my focus is generally on establishing solid core recipes for classic styles I also enjoy trying to come up with less conventional ingredient combinations in the hopes of discovering something new.

I am a "Certified Beer Server" through the Cicerone program. I also have a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling

In November 2016 I became only the second Certified Cicerone® from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Locally in the St. John's, NL area I am available for hosting beer tastings and am also available for consultations on beer menu selection and food pairing. I am also available for freelance writing opportunities.

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Favorite Breweries: Lagunitas, Firestone Walker, Unibroue
Favorite Beers: Little Sumpin' Sumpin'Sucks, Wookey Jack,  Don de Dieu


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