Nick PosloskiSenior Advisor, Technical Services, First Key
Nick Posloski is a Senior Advisor, Technical Services at First Key. He works with clients of all sizes to plan, manage and execute capital projects (including new greenfield breweries), start up and optimize operations; create, refine and scale up recipes; develop new brewery business plans; develop and implement quality and operations management systems; and provide technical troubleshooting services. He is an instructor with the University of Vermont Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program where he teaches brewing maintenance and utilities operations. Prior to joining First Key, Nick was a brewmaster with both large and small brewing companies where he managed brewing, capital projects, operations, product development and quality control, as well as overseeing liquid production of sodas and spirits. He has won multiple awards for developing a variety of beer recipes. Nick received his Master of Science Brewing and Distilling from Herriot-Watt University in Scotland M.Sc.(Brew), and holds a Brewmater Diploma from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt fuer Brauerei (VLB) in Berlin, Germany. Outside First Key, Nick enjoys spending time in the great outdoors on Vancouver Island, music, cooking meals for friends, and anything with an engine.
Beverage Diversification and Brewery Operations for the Future with First Key Consulting
With rapidly changing consumer demands it is important for breweries to be ready to capture new growth opportunities early. Hard seltzers, distilled beverages, malt beverages, low alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages are all growing segments that breweries should be watching closely. So, what does that mean for inside the walls of the brewery? What methods, equipment and technology are needed? Looking through the lens at case studies can provide breweries with the insights and know-how to respond quickly and be ready to capture new beverage opportunities early.