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Lucas Mader

Retail Staff

A self-proclaimed beer nerd, Lucas is one of our go-to beer lovers on staff. He loves trying new wine, beer and spirits from regions around the world to see how styles change from place to place. He says working in this industry is like “history class and sightseeing, all in a glass”. He’ll expertly pour your growler fills and ask all the right questions to help you find the best styles for your taste.

In his free time, Lucas is passionate about music (he plays the drums), cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors- whether it is from the back of his motorcycle or camping in the backwoods.

Certifications: Lucas is a Certified Cicerone and BJCP Recognized Judge.

He has also been studying wine through WSET, recently completing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Wine.

Lucas Mader's Picks

Mud House Pinot Gris coming to you from Marlborough, New Zealand – from old gold mining lands turned vineyards. Hot summer days and cool nights provide ripeness, and bright acidity lending to great concentration and expressive complexity. After fermentation, a portion of the wine is aged in French Oak barrels for an undisclosed amount of time giving extra lusciousness and subtle oak character. This wine has notes of ripe tropical fruits, citrus, orange blossom, and fresh pear that lead into a medium full body with fresh acidity and long finish.

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Recent Blog Posts by Lucas

Behind the Glass: Lambic and Lindemans

Ask a Pro: Ask a Pro: Do the Kinds of Hops in Beer Really Matter?

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