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Derek Luke



Derek Luke
Brewmaster and Founder

Derek Luke is one of the Founders of the Brewery. Never one to sit still, Derek found time at Colby College not only to drink beer, but also to make it. Unlike co-founder, Brent, he looked at his grades and they were good, so good that he convinced his professors to let him make beer in the Biology lab. Upon graduation he took his biochemistry degree to the brew house floor as Brewmaster for Newport Storm. Since then he has earned the title of resident plumber, electrician, mechanical engineer, welder, and refrigeration tech. He enjoys outdoor sports that involve varying amounts of danger - freestyle skiing, surfing, kiteboarding, etc. In addition, Derek has accumulated a variety of unique talents like unicycling and being able to tie a piece of human hair around the neck of a house fly to use as a leash. Derek is genuinely disappointed when people do bad things. Although many think he actually resides at the shop, Derek actually lives in Newport with his wife, Annie, and their dog, Tazman. Somehow, Derek drinks more beer now than he did in college.