Our People / Renaissance Brewing Marlborough
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Our People

Andy Deuchars

Andy Deuchars

Director of Brewing

Andy is a co-founder of Renaissance Brewing and is responsible for the beers style and design. Having worked and trained as a brewer in California, Andy relocated to Marlborough to be a winemaker. An over-riding passion to try and get the New Zealand beer drinking public out of the dark ages and enlightened towards craft ales ultimately proved too much and in 2005 he swapped the grape for the grain and set about creating a range of beers that would enlighten palates.

Brian Thiel

Brian Thiel

Director

Brian is a co-founder of Renaissance Brewing. Brian makes Andy's vision reality by ensuring the brewery is able to produce beers of the utmost quality. He is responsible for the smooth running of the business and the day to day activities that go into brewing, packaging and selling our award winning beers. When spreadsheets and emails get too much, he can often be found in the workshop fixing pesky pieces of equipment.

Sam Hobson

Sam Hobson

CEO

Sam joined the team as CEO in April 2016 following a career overseas in the meat industry, and in the aquaculture and honey industries here in Marlborough. Sam brings a considered approach to the Renaissance team and ensures the "artists" and the "salesmen" are playing nicely with one another and that our accountants are happy. When not looking after the team at Renaissance, Sam can be found fishing in the Marlborough Sounds, flying planes or jogging the streets of Blenheim.

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Head Brewer

Alex hails from the UK and started brewing with Scottish & Newcastle in 1997. He holds a Brewing Diploma from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London as well as a B.Sc in Geology. Having held various positions throughout the beer industry in QC, Packaging and Brewing. We were fortunate enough to tempt him to our small brewery in early 2016 where we are lucky enough to call him our Head Brewer, but Alex maintains that the most important people call him Daddy.

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

New Zealand Sales Manager

Scott joined the team full time in April 2015, after working on contract looking after local sales for the year previous. Scott has a strong BWS sales background having previously worked in liquor retail for Oddbins (UK), Kemenys (OZ) and Fresh Choice. He also worked as a trade rep for ALM and Domain Wine Shippers in Australia. Scott brings his golden labrador, Mr Higgins, to work every morning to keep an eye on his "Dad' and ensure that all is well in the world of domestic sales and dispatch.

David Pearce

David Pearce

Chairman

David has worked in the wine industry for the last thirty seven years as a Chief Winemaker and General Manager. He has a degree in Food Technology from Massey University where he was also awarded Top Brewer in 1982. His interests include adding value to NZ’s primary produce and sustainability, as well trying to convince the regions trout to bite his hook.

Renaissance Brewing Limited

1 Dodson Street, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

+64 (0)3 579 3400 - orders@renaissancebrewing.co.nz

All transactions are in NZD

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