Meet the brewer

Nash Dérégnieaux

Passionate about food and cooking since childhood, Nash left home at the age of 15 to attend Westminster Kingsway College cooking school in London. Here he learned the techniques of combining ingredients and creating new flavors in a professional way until he graduated in 2008. Then he started working in several high-end cuisines around the world, such as Atelier Crenn in California, Hooked in Melbourne and Les Bacchanales in the south of France which provoked his curiosity about the different cultures and their different ways of preparing food and drinks. In 2012, homebrewing began in the home kitchen. Using his skills as a chef he tried to combine food and drink to create a "round experience". He developed a great passion for the technical aspects of brewing and, excited by the challenge of creating a balanced and complex experience, in 2015 he decided to give up cooking and devote all his energy to brewing. Fascinated by the brewing world, he traveled around Europe to visit craft breweries in Austria, the Czech Republic and southern Germany. He came back full of ideas and inspiration. Finally, he decided to open his own brewery in his hometown of Besalú, Catalonia.
 

"Real drinking reflects only the last part of the process"

Philosophy

His training as a professional chef and his experience in several Michelin-starred restaurants influence his brewing style, as does his deep connection to nature and all that it has to offer. Nash is dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients to create its flavorful craft beers. This includes seasonal variations with carefully selected ingredients from the region, as well as the integration of new elements of foreign cultures to offer a round, authentic and unique experience. "Real drinking reflects only the last part of the process" Therefore, its concept is to invite the beer lover to immerse themselves in the world of brewing, visiting the Hopsters factory and tap-room in the medieval town of Besalú. Aside from having the opportunity to try all the beers, visitors can also take guided tours of the brewery and learn about the process behind each beer. Authenticity, honesty and a passion for beer should shine through every bottle!

"a total experience"

get to know the team

Nathan Dérégnieaux
Co-founder, Design & Photopgraphy
Nathan studied cooking at Hoffman in Barcelona before working as a chef at Les Bacchanales in the south of France. After his second passion, he completed a degree in photography at Grisat. At Hopsters, in addition to executive decisions, he is responsible for the design of advertising material and labels, as well as photography.
Lisa Kern
Community Manager
Lisa has a bachelor's degree in
Management of Social Innovation at the University of Applied Sciences Munich. Since 2012 he has been working for Innovation Consultancy, using the Netnography tool to discover the needs and trends of consumers. At Hopsters Lisa has been using her experience to make sure that the perspective of the customers is always taken into account.
Michael Wetzel
Mike has two master's degrees in business from ESADE Business School and has been supporting the team from the beginning. In addition to being an advisor in all strategic aspects and
Business affairs and overseeing the implementation of an ERP system is also active throughout the day to day
activities from sourcing to brewing and marketing.

Besalú

We are surrounded by the impressive landscape of Besalú, one of the main places of interest in Catalonia. You can't miss the walk along the famous Romanesque bridge, as well as a walk through the old town that takes you back to medieval times.
 

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