Chris Thurgeson - Biograpy.
Started working for Smiles Brewing Co. in Bristol in late 1997. First as a cask washer and later progressed all the way to become Head Brewer.
Smiles Brewery started in 1978 as part of the new wave of microbreweries pioneering the re-birth of cask ale. Sadly the company ceased trading in January 2005.
In January 2005, I started working for Bristol Beer Factory, a start-up microbrewery again specialising in cask-conditioned ales, winning several awards.
After 3 years at the beer facory, in order to expand my knowledge of brewing different styles of beer, I moved to Zero Degrees (a restaurant/brewpub), also in Bristol as a brewmaster.
I have a swedish partner and 2 children. And because of this we decided to move to Sweden, where I am very happy to have got a job with the famous Nils Oscar Company.